Arts & Humanities

Outside the frame

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A new generation investigates art across centuries and continents.

New depths

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Author James Cambias, AB’88, discusses the underwater world of his debut novel, A Darkling Sea.

New wave composer

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After years of obscurity, composer Philip Glass, AB'56, has found his audience. His works have won the acclaim of opera buffs and rock-and-roll fans alike.

Ordered lives

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Cloistered nuns tell their stories.

Three poems

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An excerpt from Maureen McLane’s This Blue.

What to make of it

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Poet, critic, and scholar Maureen McLane ­argues for poetry that synthesizes, “with passion and knowledge,” what it means to be human.

I sailed the ocean blue

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Benjamin Recchie, AB’03, is the very model of a modern Gilbert and Sullivan Savoyaire.

On human nurture

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Philosopher Jesse Prinz, PhD’97, trains a skeptical eye on biological accounts of our behavior, beliefs, and emotions.

Reading into reviews

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Why does winning awards make books less popular?

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