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Margaux R. E. Winter

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Duncan Ryūken Williams

Buddhism Behind Barbed Wire

“Once she told me that story… I thought, 'One day I need to write a book about what families like hers went through.'”

Phil Kaye in Porter Square

How to Hold a Room in Silence

Slam poet Phil T. Kaye talks with FM about the power of performance and what it means to be creative.

Cadmium Yellow, Light
Art Museums

Rhapsody in Rainbow

Pink is "not historically a color.”

Anh Tran

The Not-Nun in Mather House

“I was so adamant. I needed to become a nun. The monastic life was captivating to me.”

Lost and Found Setup

Steve Almond Just Can’t Throw Shit Out

For the enlightenment of non-males around the globe, Steve Almond's essay uncovered the secrets of male-centric, obsessive accumulation of junk, and why men just can’t throw shit out.

Carpenter Center 1

VES Better Have My Money

For Cohen, the commercialization of art exists as a necessity. In a sense, the limitations of the policy prepare students for a life of professional artistry. Sacrifices of artistic vision are constantly made due to affordability.

David Haig

David, David, & DNA

“Everybody’s story is wrong about who they are and where they came from.”

Influeza Archival

When "Knock-Me-Down Fever" Hit Harvard

President Lowell knew he had a hard decision to make—one that would set a precedent for other institutions of higher education. He could either heed the warnings of doctors across the country or risk the health of his students.

Influeza Archival

Influeza Archival

Psychedelic Club

A Look at the Dark Room Collective and the Psychedelic Club

When the poet Kevin Young ’92 wrote in his book of cultural criticism, The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness, that “once you’re in, you’re in forever,” he did not mean Harvard, or his house, or a final club. Young meant the Dark Room Collective, one of the dozens of unofficial intellectual societies that have cropped up at Harvard over the centuries.


Bad Horoscopes: Halloween

Wondering what your Halloween will look like? The stars will tell us! Spoooooky...

Job Search

FM Imagines: Celebrity Cover Letters

Budgetary strategy is one of my strong points. I know critics will say, “He blew a million dollars on private travel!” I beg you to think of it this way—it only cost me $1 million to charter those flights.


Roommate Horror Stories

“Are you aware that your roommate swims?”

Pedro Albizo Campos
Harvard Law School

Harvard and Homeland: Pedro Albizu Campos

At the time, Campos’s “insurrectionary activity” piqued the interest of Crimson reporters because he had just been arrested for his alleged involvement in an assassination attempt on President Truman.