The Man, a Myth, and His Legend

The Man, a Myth, and His Legend

Harvard was founded in 1636, but there is one professor who predates even that: Greg Nagy. That is by no means an insult to the classicist — over dinner he confirmed to me and a few of my Ancient Greek Lyric classmates that he was, in fact, a Greek god. That was one of the … Read more

The Future of Journalism: Interview with Rosalind Helderman and John Harris

Rosalind Helderman A.B. ’01 is a political enterprise and investigations reporter for The Washington Post, where she has reported since graduating from Harvard College in 2001. She regularly contributes to MSNBC and was part of The Washington Post’s team that won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for its coverage of Russian interference in the … Read more

Can You Teach People How to Love?

How many times have you used the word “love” in the past week? Maybe you were referring to someone’s outfit, ending a phone call, or talking to a romantic partner. Did you really mean it? Did you feel it? Did you mean the same thing each time? The overuse of the word “love” is a … Read more

Broadway Goes Mainstream (Again)

In the late 1990s, Universal Pictures acquired the rights to Gregory McGuire’s novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West with the intent to develop it into a motion picture. After reading the book, however, composer Stephen Schwartz and producer Marc Platt asked the studio to turn it into a … Read more

Change and Tradition

The Harvard Political Review was founded 50 years ago amidst student strikes at Harvard that rocked campus power structures, led to the arrests of many students, and created a legacy of activism that current student organizers seek to follow. Although the setting remains the same, many of the issues have changed — and some question … Read more

Seattle’s Radical Experiment

In January 2017, every resident of Seattle received a small white packet in the mail. Inside each of these packets was free money — a cumulative total of $54 million dollars — from the city of Seattle. Well, it was not exactly free money. The city had given each resident $100, not in cash but … Read more