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Ignatiev's Book Probes Race Wound

"The reader will note that I have written a book about racial oppression without using the term 'racism,'" concludes Harvard

Memory Ignites in Nora Theater's Spoon

When Edgar Lee Masters' classic novel Spoon River Anthology first appeared in 1915, it had the popular advantage of topicality

Marking the Fogg's Century This Weekend

This weekend Harvard Art Museums will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Fogg beginning with an evening of poetry at

Fogg Marks Centennial

The first Fogg Art Museum opened in 1895 on the site where Canaday Hall now stands. A cramped grey building.

Getting Personal (and Political) with Wendy

Wendy Wasserstein won't be put on a pedestal. She prefers a simple 'Wendy,' she doesn't like too much meaning ascribed

Missing the Sixties, An Apocalypse Of His Own

By now Generation X musings seem perfectly dead--or at least you wish they were. Douglas Coupland always struck you as

Bergman's Fantasies Live On at The HFA

Whatever compulsion artists feel towards self-portraiture, the pictures they paint clarify their artistic vision more than their personal characters. No

Three's (Almost) A Charm for the Nora

Long before Chekhov ever wrote his classic plays The Seagull. The Cherry Orchard and Uncle Vanya and sometime after he

Seven Comes Up Lucky for Wilson

Following the critical and popular successes of Fences and The Piano Lesson, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson once again captures