Crimson staff writer

Hillary A. McLauchlin

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Wrangham vs Lieberman

It Takes Two: Richard W. Wrangham and Daniel E. Lieberman

Heat is not just the exogenous heat we create when we cook, but the heat we generate with our metabolism. The fire within us is very important.

The Word Nuclear

The Word: Nuclear

​My grandmother stood shaking in the open doorway. She called out to my mother and her younger sister, warning them to raise their blue canvas backpacks above their heads as they stepped off the school bus and ran across the front yard. She didn’t know what the end of the world looked like, but she must have imagined that it might suddenly rain down from the sky in large, fiery droplets.

7am Rave
Around Town

Where the Wild Things Are at 7 a.m.

We are waiting to enter Cure Lounge (described as “Boston’s Sexiest Lounge” on its website) in the wee hours of a Thursday morning to attend Daybreaker: an “early morning dance movement.”

Barker Center Cafe Re-Opens

A 'Great, Grave, Noble Hall'

This saga began when the Barker Center was not the humanities mecca it is today, but rather the Harvard Union—a new social club on campus.

Carter Eckert

Hey Professor: Tell Us About Korea's Unified Olympic Team

"It’s very important that the two Koreas are taking the initiative themselves to resolve the problem. That, to me, is a very hopeful thing."

harvard art museums

Beautiful Little Worlds: Harvard's Window into the Dutch Golden Age

“The Dutch tradition and the drawings are especially apt to open up immediately and viscerally this relationship between the observer and the observed, and opens itself to life, the social order, and the natural order at precisely a time when Holland was at the forefront of the Enlightenment.”

Marilyn Monroe

Warhol's Next Fifteen Minutes

In many ways, “WarholCapote” is the show that never was. The play, based on a collection of long-forgotten tape recordings of conversations between Warhol and Capote, reveals the iconic duo’s unrealized hopes of creating a Broadway play together.

Dingman and Shapiro Are Gamers Too!
Student Life

Bring Your A-Game: LANnenberg 2017

Unlike traditional intramural offerings, LANnenberg consists entirely of virtual challenges: The event includes Super Smash Bros. and “League of Legends” tournaments.

Turkish Mosaic

FM Imagines: Harvard Latin Certamen

Months of intense off-season training had honed these titans of trivia into mean, lean, quizzing machines. After a contested drachma toss, the games began.

Dunster House

Hostage to The Past: The 1995 Murder Suicide in Dunster

Upon the discovery of Tadesse’s diary and details of the crime, Harvard University Health Services and its mental health offerings were closely scrutinized.

Harvard Square

Checking In With Y2Y: A Year in Review

Last December, a group of Harvard students, professors, and alumni joined forces to launch the nation’s first student-run youth homeless shelter. But Y2Y had a rocky beginning.