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Soulfully Textured 1
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Soulfully Textured 1

Charlene M. Pena (left) speaks with someone beside the Woven Royal display table at Soulfully Textured. Pena, the founder of the Massachusetts-based company Woven Royal, was one of the vendors at the event.

Soulfully Textured 2
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Soulfully Textured 2

Vendors display their products for attendees at Soulfully Textured. The event took place at District Hall Boston in the Seaport District.

Soulfully Textured 1
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Embracing 'Soulfully Textured' Hair

"The event hall smells like a Black-owned beauty supply store: the distinct and complex combination of lavender, hibiscus, argan oil, shea butter, and coconut oil. Black women roam the event hall, sporting curly hair of all different textures and styles."

Shit-faced Shakespeare
Around Town

Ill Met by Stagelight

Welcome to Shit-faced Shakespeare. Three times a week, five actors gather in The Rockwell Theater in Somerville  to put on a play — but one of the actors, selected at random each night, performs completely drunk.

Harvard Square Homeless Shelter
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A Win-Win for Harvard Square Homeless Shelter

Only a week after the Covid-19 shutdown on March 17, 2020, the city of Cambridge started a restaurant shelter meals program, partnering with local food establishments to provide meals to people experiencing homelessness throughout the public health crisis. The program has expanded from eight sites around the city of Cambridge to 17 meal locations, one of which is HSHS.

Admission File Viewing Design
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‘It’s Not Luck Anymore’: Freshmen View Their Admissions Files

Students in the class of 2025 recount the experience of viewing their admissions files and getting a glimpse into the highly-controversial inner workings of the Harvard admissions office.

Shit-faced Shakespeare
Theater

Shit-faced Shakespeare

Indigenous Peoples' Day March Signs
Boston

Indigenous Peoples' Day March Signs

Indigenous Peoples' Day March Crowd
Boston

Indigenous Peoples' Day March Crowd

Ashley E. Kirsner
Events

Ashley E. Kirsner

Indigenous Peoples' Day March Signs
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The Anger and Joy of Boston’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day March

"The people at the march span the spectrum of race, age, and gender. One speaker, Rebecca Lodgepole, a member of the Chippewa Cree, expresses gratitude for the turnout: 'Finally, today, I see everybody is listening,' she says. 'It brings joy to my heart.'"

Airr App Creators
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A New Space for Podcasts

It’s a Friday afternoon in Los Angeles. Samuel T. Rukeyser and David S. Lu Zoom in from their backyard, where they’re seated in white lawn chairs. Lu, who wears a simple gray sweatshirt, leans back with his legs crossed. Rukeyser has on a T-shirt with a pair of sunglasses tucked into the neck. They look, for lack of a better word, cool — pretty close to what you’d expect from two guys who dropped out of Harvard to create their own app. In their case, the app is Airr, an audio sharing platform.

Ashley E. Kirsner
Around Town

Skipping the Small Talk

At the ring of the bell, Kirsner gives her official welcome, inviting everyone to be more vulnerable than they normally would. She speaks to the importance of having compassion for ourselves and others. She mentions how, in her five years of hosting these events, there has not been one reported regret of sharing too much.

David L. Craft
Cambridge

David L. Craft

David L. Craft holds up part of a narrow-leaf plantain plant by the Charles River. Craft lead an urban plant foraging tour around Harvard, identifying a variety of different plants for participants.

Plant Foraging Tour
Cambridge

Plant Foraging Tour

Participants on the plant foraging tour look at plants by the Charles River. The tour was free for participants and hosted by Fjällräven Cambridge.

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