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The Enemy Within: Series Premiere

‘The Enemy Within’ Delivers Fast-Paced High Stakes

Crime thrillers are never in short supply in the world of network television, but NBC’s “The Enemy Within” is off to an engaging start.

Top 5 Food Network

Top 5 Food Network Shows

From someone who has consumed Food Network since elementary school, here are the top five shows the Food Network has ever produced.

East Asian Angst

Arts Playlist: Best Underrated East Asian Angst-fests

These pieces vary on the spectrum of pop and rock, but they all capture something romantic (in the nineteenth century sense of the term) to tide over turbulent souls.

Ayanna S. Pressley

PBHA Supports Youth Jobs at Dreams of Our Future Rally

Chanting “youth united will never be defeated” and “youth need labor,” several members of Harvard’s Phillips Brooks House Association and local students marched for youth job funding at the eleventh annual Dreams of Our Future rally in Boston Thursday.

College Freedom Forum

Human Rights Activists Share Personal Stories, Talk Grassroots Movements at 'Freedom Forum'

The speakers at Wednesday's forum included Turkish dissident and NBA player Enes Kanter, Somali social activist Leyla Hussein, Venezuelan violinist Wuilly Arteaga, Harvard professor Steven A. Pinker, and Chinese human rights activist Ti-Anna Wang.

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‘Dear Ex’ Navigates Grief In a Complex Love Story

Just like its characters, “Dear Ex” is imperfect, yet emotionally gripping, as it presents broken individuals seeking resolution for their messy and interwoven pasts.


National Campaign Conference Participants Discuss Civic Engagement at Harvard's IOP

Students and administrators representing 35 colleges and universities from across the country convened at Harvard Kennedy School this past weekend to attend the National Campaign for Political and Civic Engagement hosted by the Institute of Politics.

My Class is Across the Yard

‘Black Girls Matter’ Event Addresses the Protection of Black Women at Harvard

The Association of Black Harvard Women held a discussion Thursday to address sexual assault and its impact on black women in the wake of the release of “Surviving R. Kelly” and news that Harvard Law School professor Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. will serve on Harvey Weinstein’s legal team.

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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ a Unique Take on a Classic Story

“Into the Spider-Verse” highlights Spider-Man's sense of universality, as the multiple realities attest that “anyone can be behind the mask.”

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‘On the Basis of Sex’ Highlights Gender Discrimination, Then and Now

Ruth Bader Ginsburg faces gender discrimination in a number of ways. Even the number of scenes in which Jones is the only woman in the shot is telling.


English Professor Jorie Graham to Receive National Prize for Poetry

The Library of Congress will award Harvard English professor Jorie Graham a national prize for poetry in December, the library announced last week.


Harvard Sex Week Returns to Stimulate Campus Conversations

. “It reaffirmed to me that we may be brilliant in the classroom, but we still need and deserve a comprehensive education in the bedroom, and so I'm proud of the work that Sex Week does," organizer Lita D. Peña ’19 wrote of Sex Week.

Ban Ki Moon at IOP

Ban Ki-moon Discusses North Korean Denuclearization and American Leadership

Over the course of the 75-minute talk, Ban and Thornton converged on two cohesive themes: the importance of denuclearizing North Korea and the responsibility of the United States as a global leader.

Nancy Pelosi Comes to Harvard

At Harvard Event, Nancy Pelosi Calls for United Approach to Midterm Elections

Pelosi expressed confidence in a Democratic victory in the November midterm elections. “If the election were today, we would win the majority,” she said.

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‘Friday Black:’ An Ingenious Attack on American Society

“Friday Black,” Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s debut short story collection, is unflinching in its criticism of pervasive elements in modern America, tackling racial injustices, capitalism, school shootings, and more.