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Mobile Applications and RSS Feeds Discontinued

Harvard Crimson - FM - Jul 25

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Harvard Crimson - FM - Jul 23

The Crimson has discontinued support for its apps. To browse on your mobile device, visit thecrimson.com.

Welcome Home

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 14

In honor of Housing Day, FM takes a look at what makes Harvard Houses tick.

The Harvard Film Archive

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 13

Comprising close to 25,000 film prints, negatives, and other paracinematic materiall, the HFA’s collection is one of the largest university-based film collections in the world. HFA Director Haden Guest, described the collection as “Ali Baba’s cave of material.”

A Different Ed Ex

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 13

Founded in 1910, the Harvard Extension School offers classes to nearly 13,000 students living in and around Boston. The school attracts a diverse class, bringing together recent high school graduates and 40-year-olds all in the same classrooms.

Master Perspective: Tom and Verena Conley on Harvard House Life

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 12

In July 2000, Romance flooded Dunster Street. Three of the four new House Masters taught French or Italian literature at Harvard: Among them were Kirkland House’s new additions, Tom C. and Verena A. Conley.

A Taste of HUDS

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 12

“I grew up on a farm; my father was a farmer. I could walk out into the field and pick peas and eat them off the vine.” Crista Martin, director of communications for Harvard University Dining Services, sits on a swivel office chair surrounded by piles of papers.

So You Think You Can Tutor?

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 12

“If you were going to an LGBT drag party, who would you dress up as?”

You'll Always Have a Story

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 12

I met Jacob over a year ago, on Christmas Eve at The Matzo Ball. Held every year, the Jewish singles event is a rite of passage of sorts for Jews in their 20s, or 30s, or (for a select few) 40s. Jacob wasn’t 40, thankfully, but he was around seven or eight years my senior. The idea of the event is that you meet your soul mate by the bar or on the dance floor, and join them for traditional Christmas Day Chinese food the morning after.

What Would Oprah Do?

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 12

Oprah is heading to Harvard Yard on May 30 to impart words of wisdom to the class of 2013. In the meantime, FM looks to Oprah’s Twitter for advice to solve our day-to-day problems.

Non-Thesis-Writing Senior Experiences a Totally Normal Week

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 12

“It was a totally ordinary Tuesday night,” said John. “I was watching seasons two through five of ‘The Office’ on Netflix, and suddenly my roommates came in, all excited. They were way happier than I’ve seen them in months. It was weird.”

Square Personalities: Louie's Superette

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 12

Coolers hum audibly behind us as we talk, the countertop that separates us barely visible beneath an odd impasto of flashy energy bars, individually wrapped candies, and various official documents that Chen presents to me over the course of our interview. When I ask him how to spell his name, he thrusts his hand into a pile of papers on the counter and presents me with a business card.

Waiting for Chávez

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 12

The first person I met upon entering the line at the Paseo Los Próceres in Caracas, Venezuela, to see the body of the country’s late president, Hugo Chávez, was a dark-skinned man named Feliz. He wore a green mesh shirt and jeans, and his wife stood next to him holding their daughter, who wore a red beret. I introduced myself, and said that I was a college student studying abroad from the United States. He smiled: “You’re a revolutionary, then?”

Tinder Obituary

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 12

Last night, after several weeks in isolation, Tinder passed peacefully away in its sleep with a rosy glow on his ...

Housing Day Meeting Minutes

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 12

HoCo Chair: Dammit, no! We talked about this! Junior: Sorry, I forgot. First we get them to make out with each other!

Fifteen Minutes with Richard Blanco

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 12

Richard Blanco was the first Latino and first openly gay poet—and the youngest—chosen to write the inaugural poem, and tasked with an impossibly daunting project of depicting today’s America. The night before he was slated to speak at Harvard , he spent a few minutes speaking with FM.

Out to Lunch with Harry G. Gray (The MAC Guy)

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 12

“Excuse me, miss,” says Harry G. Gray, as an undergrad with a bulky backpack hurtles past him in the Quincy dining hall servery. Gray’s emphasis on etiquette might seem eccentric, but old-fashioned manners and general goodwill are routine, the man you may know as “That Nice Guy Who Swipes You in at the MAC.”

10 Questions with Melissa Block

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 12

On March 11, FM sat down with National Public Radio journalist and host Melissa J. Block ’83 before her lecture, ...

Coordinates: March 5 in Mérida, Venezuela

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 7

Part of a series of ongoing coverage on Venezuela.

Hey Professor! Google Glass

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 6

FM sat down with Professor James H. Waldo, Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science, Chief Technology Officer, ...

Get Out: Allston/Brighton

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 6

Although Allston Village may seem like a strip of stores to pass by on your way to Target, this square is worth a second look. Filled with coffee shops hardly big enough to contain the concentration of ombre-dyed twentysomethings, Allston is a mashup of food you haven’t tried yet and bands you’ve never heard of. This neighborhood is like an I-Spy game—there’s always a vintage guitar or Afghani kebab just around the corner. Next time you leave the bubble, be sure to check out these places:

A Harvard Degree For All

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 6

Long before edX began offering Harvard courses online, the Harvard Extension School has provided open-enrollment courses to those seeking an education outside of the typical undergraduate timeframe.

Thiel’s Five Percent

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 6

You’ve heard it before: Student enrolls at Harvard, student develops business idea, student drops out.

Sexual Assault at Harvard

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 6

Harvard is currently conducting an ongoing review of its sexual assault policies across its various schools and has recently hired its first ever University-wide Title IX coordinator, who begins work this month. Still, some students feel that these efforts are not enough. They say that changes in the way administrators handle cases of sexual assault at the College level are progressing too slowly, and are not sufficiently responsive to student concerns.

Scar Tissue

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 6

I don’t remember how the scars started.

Professor Tree

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 5

Students admire their professors, but professors have professors they admire, too. This week, FM wrote to Professor Daniel T. Gilbert ...

15 Questions with George Saunders

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 5

George Saunders’s “Tenth of December,” his latest short story collection, was hailed as “the best thing you’ll read this year” on the cover of The New York Times Magazine. FM sat down for 15 questions with him about writing and fiction.

Quiz: Spring Break

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 5

Somewhere past the impending midterm season is the heavenly, sun-tanned mirage of Spring Break 2013. Not sure about what you’re ...

Rant: Pockets

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 5

By my count, the clothes that I’m currently wearing have six pockets between them. Are any of them useful? Absolutely ...

Complicating the Binary

Harvard Crimson - FM - Mar 2

“I had no access to resources and didn’t know anyone who was trans.” Charlie continues, “I felt like I would be alone for the rest of my life.”

The Fall of Academics at Harvard

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 26

Government 1310 scandal has been treated by some administrators as the unfortunate exception, an isolated incident whose case has now been closed. But as academic integrity dances uncertainly through a campus whose gates and walls are engraved with a motto of truth, Veritas is at stake.

FM Imagines: A Recommendation Letter

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 26

Occasionally, faculty members ask students to draft a recommendation letter that they will then sign on. FM imagines one of ...

Spot The Imposter: Which Thesis Titles Aren’t Real?

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 26

Ever listen to a senior explain his or her thesis and think, there’s no way in hell you can write 70 pages about that? Use your sleuthing skills to guess which of these thesis titles could have won a Hoopes Prize, and which are simply FM’s comic gold.

Scene & Heard: NRA at the IOP

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 26

Photographers surrounded the stage, wielding cameras like semi-automatics. The occasional campus cop made rounds through the crowd. I was sandwiched between two strangers in the back of the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum. Trapped in my folding chair, I was an easy target. If the large and bulky-dressed man next to me had a gun, exit would be impossible.

Game of Thrones

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 26

At Harvard, it can be difficult to tell history from myth. Archives, legends, and centuries-old student organizations all do their ...

Home Sweet Shelter

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 26

It’s tucked on the corner of Dunster and Winthrop Streets, bright and inviting. Plush couches surround a TV, and a re-run of Family Guy provides background noise for bantering guests. Round tables encourage dinnertime conversation, and computer carrels serve as pockets of privacy. The building is clean, spacious, and (most importantly) it welcomes them with open arms

15 Ways to Say "No" to a Potential Blockmate

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 26

1. It’s not you. It’s me.

Poetasters and Poet-Masters: Slam Night at the Cantab Lounge

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 26

Last Wednesday at the Cantab Lounge’s weekly poetry slam open mic, no one snapped and hardly anyone wore black.

It Takes Two: Fire Door Friends

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 26

Kirkland House roommates Kathleen J. Koenigs ’15 and Nosipho D. “Dichaba” McGinty ’15 met across their freshman fire door. Their friendship is a testament to the fact that, though mostly utilized for eavesdropping, a thin fire door occasionally provides more than just fodder for resentment—it can be the key to finding a best friend.

Baxter

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 26

To my brother, I am no longer Rebecca. She left a handful of years ago (neither one of us remembers precisely when) to be replaced with Baxter: her slightly more eccentric, playful counterpart.

CA$H for your HARGADON

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 26

Hargadon’s art is about provocation, not gratification. “I think art that tries to please all people ends up failing,” he says. “Some of them probably think it’s ridiculous, what I do, and that’s okay.”

10 Questions with Eddie Izzard

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 26

On February 20. British comedian and self identified executive transvestite Eddie Izzard spoke at Harvard’s Memorial Church to accept the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism presented by The HSS Cultural Humanism committee at Harvard. Dressed in his signature drag as he sits with me after the event, Izzard sips a glass of wine and cracks open pistachios with long fingernails painted a bright shade of red. A couple of designs on his nails stand out.

15Q: Lawrence G. Wright

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 20

Lawrence G. Wright has traveled all over the world, but he still speaks with a Texas twang. On Jan. 31, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author spoke at the Brattle Square Theatre about his latest book, “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief.” Between several book talks and a trip to London, FM caught up with Wright over the phone to ask him about his career and the controversies surrounding his new book.

Memories of Memorial Hall

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 20

FM returns to The Crimson’s archives to explore Memorial Hall’s history and to imagine the memories made there through the years.

Nineteen Going On Nine

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 20

The start of our night could have come straight out of one of Non Sequitur’s “Famous Last Words” strips. The ones where the last phrases people utter before they find themselves six feet under are etched on gravestones over their heads for all eternity: “Let’s go on an adventure…”

Can Harvard Women Have It All?

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 19

In 2013, the national debate regarding the equality of women in the workplace still rages.

Can Harvard Women Have It All?

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 19

In 2013, the national debate regarding the equality of women in the workplace still rages.

Where in the World Is Elizabeth Warren?

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 19

After Elizabeth Warren's hard-fought race for Senate, the most expensive in the nation's history, many supporters had high hopes for her early days in office. But after her dramatic win against incumbent Scott Brown, Warren has shied away from the limelight. In the early days of the new session of Congress, her presence in the national spotlight has faded, leaving some to speculate about possible reasons for her absence.

Scene and Heard: "The Woman and The Body"

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 19

“We have talked a bit about the vulva, which makes me kind of feel uncomfortable,” says Mason S. Hsieh ’15, chuckling with a mixture of boyish embarrassment and self-deprecation. “I don’t have one,” he continues, “but you know, it’s kind of theoretically fun.” Such is the ostensible plight of the male enrollee in Anthropology 1882: “The Woman and the Body,” a course title that likely evokes horrifying anatomical analysis and indignant feminist angst in the male mind.

Passing Time: 15 Minutes by the John Harvard Statue

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 19

1:04 a.m.: It is so cold that I can’t feel my legs. Poor decision to choose the stone steps next to John Harvard, but he’s quiet company and so I sit.

Over the 'Cliffe: Women Narrate Harvard

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 19

The night before Jean B. Gleason’s final exam in a competitive class, she could not sleep. The phone in her ...

In & Around Language: Girl vs. Woman

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 19

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “woman” is defined as “an adult female human being. The counterpart of man.” (“Man,” on the other hand, is not defined as “the counterpart of woman.” Figures.) “Girl,” however, is usually meant to signify “young woman.” Technically, those are correct. But to some, their usage in the wrong context can range from being inappropriate to just plain offensive.

Five French Things that Should be #Banned

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 19

L'Académie française, a branch of the French government, replaced hashtag with the word “mot-diese”. In response to this censoring, FM has compiled its own list of French things that should be #banned.

FM Imagines Gender Reversal: Final Clubs

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 19

"Are you on the list?" a Bee girl asks, standing in the doorway. "This is a list party, the theme is lumber-jack-o'-lanterns. I don't see your pumpkin."

Modern Love: My Secret Admired

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 14

I have always wanted a secret admirer. In high school my friend Millie had one. As we were assembling our ...

Taking Up Painter

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 14

I spent the summer before my senior year of high school walking past the same painting every day. A woman ...

Love Stories: A Literary Map for Valentine's Day

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 14

This Valentine’s Day, FM charts the course of true literary love—platonic and romantic—across Harvard’s campus and through the ages.

Love Online

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 13

The rise of college-oriented online dating sites, some students say, is symptomatic of a student population that is frustrated with the social options on campus.

Venn Diagram: Eggs Benedict and Pope Benedict

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 13

FM compares eggs benedict and Pope Benedict.

Date Spots: A Single Man’s Perspective

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 13

Hey there, lovebirds! It’s Valentine’s Day, and you know what that means: Dozens of you will be having happy, romantic evenings around the Square tonight, while the rest of us will be stuck with whatever questionable casserole HUDS feels like serving. But it doesn’t have to be that way! FM is here to find you a restaurant that’s singles friendly.

Ten Questions with Susan Cain the Expert on Introverts

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 13

Harvard Law School alumna and author Susan Cain visited the Harvard Bookstore on Feb. 7 to promote her book “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.” Published in 2012, “Quiet” explores and questions contemporary views on introversion. FM sat down with Cain before she headed home to New York.

Fax Me at the NECCO Factory

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 13

“Be Mine.” “True Love.” “Cutie Pie.” “Fax Me.” For well over a century, lovers the world over have expressed their feelings on Valentine’s Day through red ink on a chalky pastel candy. Today, lovestruck sweet tooths consume 12 to 14 million pounds of the stuff each year.

Do You Need the Degree?

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 13

It was the night before the CS50 final project was due, and Nikhil L. Benesch ’16 was in high demand. In his first semester at Harvard, Benesch had already skipped CS50, the intro-level computer science class, and advanced to more challenging material. His freshmen friends had—predictably—come begging for help.

Past Tense: The Brattle Theater

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 13

But this unassuming countenance does little to suggest the small, single-screen movie house’s long influential history. In the 60 years since its opening, the Brattle has helped to transform local film culture, and its influence has extended across the country.

Movie Marathon: Films For All Valentine’s Day Occasions

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 13

Thinking about watching “Love Actually” because it’s Valentine’s Day? Don’t. Here to save you from Hugh Grant’s estrogen-churning narration and a blond Severus Snape, FM brings you prime celluloid flicks for every Valentine’s Day occasion.

What You Keep

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 7

When you die, one of the first things the hospital gives your loved ones is a plastic bag with your belongings.

The Bottom of the Dog Pile

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 7

Even families have hierarchies—I mean look at the Kardashians. My family hierarchy has always been clearly defined. My mom was the boss with the wallet, my brother just bossed me around, and I was the bottom of the bucket: the chump of the family. Then we got a dog.

On the Road: Stories From J-Term

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 7

From Vietnam to New York City, the Navajo Nation to the mall, FM scattered across the globe this J-Term.

Mad Lib: Cover Letter

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 6

I am _______________ (excited/enthralled/wetting my pants) to read about your recent internship opening. I would love to join the ____________(team/family/Goldman Sachs Company) which I have _________ (always wanted to work for/just googled right now).

Scene and Heard: A Love Letter to Woman of the Year Marion Cotillard

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 6

Marion. My life, my lust. Ma-ri-on: the sound of each syllable contorting everything from lips to throat to, on three, turn the mouth into a Cheerio. Ma. Rrgghrri. On.

MISSING PERSON: Government 1310 Disappears From Course Catalog

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 6

Government 1310: “Introduction to Congress” disappeared spring semester of 2013 at its home of courses.cs50.net. It is three years old.

Harvard Thinks Big 2013: The Speeches that Didn’t Make the Cut

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 6

Harvard rang in the new semester last Thursday with its fourth annual “Harvard Thinks Big,” an event that featured six different Harvard professors, as well as a student, giving 10-minute speeches. FM recently acquired a list of speeches that didn’t make the cut.

Dear Harvard

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 5

Harvard’s history is fraught with piles of letters, many simply addressed to “Harvard University, Harvard, USA” with questions about math problems, requests for degrees, and even suggestions for world peace.

The Sinclair: Cambridge’s New Social Space

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 5

If you’re tired of spending night after night at a Grafton Group Restaurant or sick of wandering up and down Mt Auburn St searching for a party, look no further. The Sinclair, a new concert venue and restaurant located at 52 Church St., has opened to the Square.

Tibet Freedom Vigil

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 5

6:35 p.m. An old man sits and hums to himself in the Pit by the Harvard T-stop. Resting on his ...

Speeches Past

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 5

Woven throughout his speech, Obama referenced great prose of the American past. “My fellow Americans”: He quoted John F. Kennedy. “We the people”: He harkened back to the American Constitution. “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” reminded his listeners of this country’s Declaration of Independence.

The Cost Of Becoming A Real Woman

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 5

It’s day 29 of being home for winter break, and I am starting to get a taste of what it’s going to take to become a real woman living in the real world. I have high hopes of eventually being employed someday. If it happens, it will be magical.

Women on the Battlefield: ROTC Responds

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 5

Three times a week Charley M. Falletta ’16 beats the sunrise awake. Physical training at 6:30 a.m., an early-morning military science class, a weekly leadership lab: These commitments frame the rhythm of Falletta’s weeks here at Harvard.

Thirty-Three Arches

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 5

There is something both timeless and eerily beautiful about arches in Safavid architecture. The elegant ogees appear in both two ...

The Word: Inoculation

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 5

I am the whitest kid I know. From the pale skin, to the boat shoes, to the taste for pop ...

Staring into the Sun

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 5

The land here in the Navajo Nation seems to stretch infinitely under a weightless sky: orange cliffs, vistas spotted under snow, and in the middle of it all, the occasional home.

El Brillante

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 5

The place does not have the glamorous, intricate interior one might expect from a European café. Rather, it features a scuffed linoleum floor, photographs of meal combos hung along the walls, and metal-topped bars that stretch the length of the narrow eatery.

Diet Soda

Harvard Crimson - FM - Feb 5

The only beverage available in chemo is ginger ale, and it is diet.

On a Road

Harvard Crimson - FM - Jan 27

In the mountains behind the football stadium in Berkeley, Calif. lies a narrow dirt path that the students call Fire Trails.

Street View

Harvard Crimson - FM - Jan 26

During my first semester of college, I constantly talked about New York. I told everyone who would listen about my favorite Indian restaurant, about the Astroturf field behind my high school where we ate lunch (even on twenty degree days), about the East Village community garden where I wiled away hot summer afternoons.

Limbo Has a Buffet, and Barbecue on Tuesdays

Harvard Crimson - FM - Jan 18

Spending J Term at home in a Marriott.

Walking Backwards Through Traffic

Harvard Crimson - FM - Jan 16

Vans, motorbikes and unusually large rats sped through the four-lane highway in Halong Bay.

A Trip to the Zoo

Harvard Crimson - FM - Jan 14

Following ancient Vietnamese culture, I spent my New Years at the Zoo in Ho Chi Min City listening to top 40 songs.

27 Shots

Harvard Crimson - FM - Jan 11

The man at CVS slid a yellow cardboard envelope across the counter. “Here are your photos. That’ll be $6.51.”

Noche Buena

Harvard Crimson - FM - Jan 5

Many Americans probably don’t know this, but the Philippines starts celebrating Christmas in September.

Sixteen Christmases

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 31

On December 25 at 11:56 p.m., I realize that it’s our last Christmas in this house.

15 Seniors To Meet Before They Graduate

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 7

FM presents this year's 15 seniors to meet before graduation (or the apocalypse).

Jonathan K. Yip

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 7

Yip insists that almost all his accomplishments are “no big deal,” but his friends will tell you that it’s exactly people like him who define the Harvard community.

Jenny Ye

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 7

When she arrived at Harvard, Ye was still hooked on local politics.

Phillip Z. Yao

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 7

Phillip Z. Yao ’13 has built a library that may reach over two million students.

Nina M. Yancy

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 7

It is impossible to confine Nina M. Yancy to a single label. Perhaps this is because she came from a small community outside Dallas, Texas, and a high school class of only 21. Or, more likely, it is because Yancy does it all.

The Nostalgics

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 7

The Nostalgics’ lively performances quickly made them a popular choice for House formals, and a Battle of the Bands win last year brought them to the stage at Yardfest.

Xanthia A. Tucker

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 7

From the beginning, she anticipates the awkward politeness of the interview with the kind of friendliness that might come across either as youthful sincerity or self-conscious self-consciousness, depending on how cynical you are; but you can tell that when you’re talking, her attention is completely on you.

Treavor S. Scales

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 7

“At the end of the day, when you remember that last play, you want to be able to say that you enjoyed the last down that you played,” Scales says.

Abby Sun

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 7

“The word that comes to mind when I think of Abby Sun is 'fierce,'” says Sarah A. Rankin.

Mark R. Parker

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 7

Even in a crowded cafe on a Friday afternoon, Mark R. Parker ’12-’13 stands out with his pea coat, perfectly coiffed red hair, and composed demeanor. This—being different—is Parker’s trademark.

Carolina I. Ragolta

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 7

Like many children, Carolina I. Ragolta ’13 wanted to be an astronaut.

Dalumuzi H. Mhlanga

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 7

“The whole idea is to create a generation of socially responsible citizens who always care and who are always thinking, ‘What can I do for my country?’” says Dalumuzi H. Mhlanga as he describes Lead Us Today, the non-profit he started in Zimbabwe the summer after freshman year.

Adam B. Kern

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 7

Adam B. Kern stands in front of a classroom of inmates at the Suffolk County House of Correction, presenting five aspects of David Hume’s argument on the existence of free will.

Kayla A. Escobedo

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 7

“I’ve become this comic book character that I’ve been drawing. That’s what those photos are right behind you. That’s me in character,” says Kayla A. Escobedo ’13.

John L. Ezekowitz

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 7

When John L. Ezekowitz ’13 received a call from an area code he’d never seen during the middle of his econometrics class sophomore year, he felt it might be important, so he stepped out to take the call.

Sonia S. Dara

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 7

During her freshman spring, Dara received a call from Sports Illustrated asking her to be their cover model and—to vocal support, especially from the Indian media—the first South Asian model ever featured in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue.

Ten Question with Ken L. Burns

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 6

On a cold Wednesday afternoon, FM sat down in Harvard’s Center for the Environment with internationally renowned documentary filmmaker Ken L. Burns, who was visiting Harvard to promote his new film, “The Dust Bowl,” a historical account of the ecological disasters of the 1930s.

Tell Me a Story: Joseph A. Fabiano

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 6

This week, FM searched Harvard’s halls for a story from the lives of the men and women who make the university run smoothly from day to day. Fabiano, a security guard, has been employed by Securitas for 10 years. FM simply asked him to tell a story.

FM Gift Guide

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 6

It’s that time of year again. The Christmas lights are up, the red and green sweaters are out, and stores everywhere are throwing year-end sales. Haven’t you bought your gifts yet? No need to fret. FM’s got you covered.

Juice Box

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 6

With both the holidays and finals approaching, FM is combining our traditional Jukebox and Drinky Drink features into a tasty Juice Box. Pour yourself a drink to help you get through your projects, papers, and predicaments while still getting into the holiday spirit—no straw required.

How to Get a Date to Formal in the Style of...

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 6

Listen, college girl, the formal is on Saturday. The world is 50 percent men, 50 percent women. I’ll probably only meet a small portion of that number, but since you and I have a class together, we’re going to date because that’s how this world works.

Coordinates

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 6

It’s an Australian thing, I told whoever proudly. It’s a habit that you learn from chilly beach days when you feel the wind grow chiller, and you can see the days grow shorter, and when you know, you just know, this means that Summer’s ending so you’ll all be back at school soon, and all those Summer Dreams you dreamed all year are never coming true, or not this time around at least.

It Takes Two: Aron Zingman and Jackie E. Stenson

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 6

Aron Zingman and Jackie E. Stenson, co-tutors in Cabot House, have been dating for the last two and a half years. Last summer, they took a two and a half-week motorcycle road trip together, traversing Scandinavia’s harsh terrain.

Harvard Food Fights

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 6

Harvard has been getting angry about food lately.

A Growing Movement: Students Aim to Change Culture and Policies Surrounding Sexual Assault on Campus

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 6

3,066. That’s the number of students—85 percent of those who voted in the latest UC election—who agreed with the UC referendum asserting that Harvard should reexamine its sexual assault practices and policies.

At Harvard, We Call It a Clowning Concentration

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 6

They say you always remember your first time.

Weather Report: Rating the Clouds in Cloud Atlas

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 6

With another hot flick about clouds hitting the big screen this fall, FM took the opportunity to cast a critical eye on clouds featured in the new motion picture “Cloud Atlas.”

The Crimson Weatherboard’s Weekly Weather Review

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 6

It’s not easy to admit it when you’re wrong. It’s not easy to do one armed pull ups.

Post-Occupy (Pre)Occupations

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 6

Over a year later, members of Occupy Harvard continue to engage in activism inspired by the movement, and reflect on its legacy on campus.

Back to School: Hitting the Books, 15 Years Later

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 6

Alina I. Lazar's story is in some ways circular—it begins and ends with books—but spliced in between are 12 years of a path that privileged on-the-ground action over words on a page.

A Successful Year, Indeed

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 6

I had my first taste of gambling when I was probably eight or nine years old, when I went to ...

Hate It: Snapchat

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 6

When I first heard about Snapchat, one thought came to mind: dick pics.

Love & Earl Grey

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 6

The following is the story, as told to me, of how Joshua fell in love with, and ultimately proposed to, his wife Anna E. Lumelsky ’00 over a series of dates at the café.

Love It: Snapchat

Harvard Crimson - FM - Dec 5

For those who fear immortalized images, Snapchat is the perfect app.

A Strongly Worded Open Letter to the President of the United States

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 21

It’s been a day, Mr. President, but you have yet to fulfill any of your so-called “campaign promises.”

On Saturday, They Shimmied: Scenes from Campus Nightlife

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 21

FM sends the weekend at Sigma Chi and in cages in Winthrop Dining Hall. The Harvard social scene has never felt so...classy.

Rejection Letter: Harvard Yale Stayover

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 15

Dear Applicant, I sincerely regret to inform you that we cannot, at this time, offer you admittance to Stoughton Hall 211’s futon for the night preceding the Harvard-Yale football game.

The Crimson Weatherboard’s Weekly Weather Review

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 15

I no longer know what to believe in. One day, glorious winter is upon us, sheathing us in a cold white burrito wrap and masking the falseness that lies beneath in the austere perfection of thinglessness. Rarely has my heart been as thrilled as when I saw the world reduced to this.

Epifffffpppany

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 15

“You seem so serious all the time. We think it will be good for you,” my father said, belying the disarming earnestness that was and still is the defining trademark of my parents’ parenting style. (Years later, my father was more frank: “We thought it would be good for your social skills.”)

The Game: TS Eliot

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 15

November is the cruelest month, breeding Yalies out of the far-flung dung, mixing Bulldogs and good Pilgrims, stirring False hope with the smell of ambition.

History and BRITerature

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 15

Birth Me Baby One More Time: Emerging From The Womb

Hey, Professor!

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 15

Last week, Harvard PhD candidate Viridiana Rios and the Kennedy school’s Michele Coscia, a post-doc fellow at the Center for International Development, unveiled a new program that sorts through Google news results to track the movement of drug cartels in Mexico.

Good Trend Alert: Spikeball

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 15

The first few games are uneventful; rules are learned and mistakes made. But soon things start to change.

Outside the Square: A CaffeiNation

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 15

With the academic energy on campus at its second-round-of-midterms high, a stroll around the Square can be comforting—if you can avoid bumping into tour guides donning eighteenth century garb and don’t mind waiting 20 minutes to drop $6 on Starbucks drip coffee.

The Word: Turf

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 15

The air was dry. Not a sticky heat, the type that made droplets of sweat spring up across your arms; this was different, worse, stagnant, exhausting. It was the sort of weather that stuck in your throat, left you grabbing and spitting at the team’s green Gatorade water bottles by half time. This was Saint Helena. Wine country.

Just Once

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 15

One time I knew what life was for, in Cambridge along the Charles.

Riding on the Past

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 15

“My faith is not ashamed of me. The God I understand is not ashamed of me. Or the people that I work with. I don’t think that there are more gut-real stronger people than the ones you meet on the street. They sure know how to survive the un-survivable.”

Venn Diagram: No Shave November and National Novel Writing Month

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 15

Both: Sometimes done with a group, Product comes from within...

Imagined Commentary: Famous Alums Review The Game

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 15

Mark Zuckerberg: The Game? Wait, you’re not talking about FarmVille? Oh, right. That game, Harvard-Yale.

Can You Tell?

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 15

How can you tell if someone identifies as BGLTQ? You can't.

Hey Professor! Infinite Jest

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 12

Andrew Warren, Assistant Professor of English, has taught English 90we: “David Foster Wallace and Environs,” a class that plays special...

Infinitely Lost: Following David Foster Wallace to Boston’s Back Bay

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 12

Standing at the intersection of Boylston St. and Mass. Ave. I realized that I was infinitely lost. Originally, I had...

In Between

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 12

“Let’s go somewhere,” said B., one of my best friends, after showing up in my room in Hollis. We were ...

The Word: Pole

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 12

Between clapping hands and sing-song renditions of new vocabulary words, my teacher told us that pole meant sorry. “You’ll want to remember this one,” she advised.

Harvard in the Political Moments that Changed History

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 12

On a warm night in October of 1957, history professor Charles S. Maier ’60 left his dorm room to stand on Weeks Footbridge and stare at the sky.

After Dinner: Timothy P. McCarthy

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 12

Timothy P. McCarthy ’93 has, maybe, four people he’s obsessed with at the moment. One of them is Nate Silver.

02141

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 12

Nestled under thick blankets, I can feel the cold air of our apartment on my nose. We like rules, and...

Overheard: Cambridge

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 12

Daughter: Can we leave? I feel like I’m inside a J. Crew catalogue. Why is that guy wearing a bow tie?

A New Movement

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 11

Benjamin L. DeVore ’15 wants to donate blood. He is young, healthy, and with a recent nationwide drop in donations, his blood could save lives. There’s only one problem: He is a gay man.

Lunch Break: Dale R. Riley

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 9

As I swing open the door to the Barker Center, Dale R. Riley flashes a smile of recognition and pulls out a bundle of budding yellow roses from behind his back.

The Cantabridge Tales

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 9

Cambridge has been a home since 1630. As centuries have passed, countless stories have marked the city, and its streets have come to house our (and your) secrets. Now it’s our home, and FM wandered through Cambridge’s squares, into its stores, out of its boundaries, across its river. Here we share our stories. Like those of our fellow Cantabs, our tales are ephemeral, but the living streets of Cambridge have a steady rhythm that we tried to find.

A Close Reading For the Social Media Age

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 8

FM is here to find (or construct) meaning for the conventions of these destabilizing times.

The Square According to Your Best Friend YELP

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 8

With the questionable wisdom of strangers in mind, FM would like to take a moment to highlight a few of Yelp’s rising star(rer)s.

Hate It: Instagram

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 7

Depressed about your love life? Here are 10 pictures of happy couples. Being single never felt so…Sierra.

Love It: Instagram

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 7

Stand up straight. Tilt your head. Smile a bit more. Pose with a fat friend. Wear sunglasses.

Hey Prof: "Just Friends"...What's Up With That?

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 7

Platonic no more. According to a recent study published in Scientific American, we’re hot for our friends.

Anatomy of a Crimson Commenter

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 7

I'm your huckleberry :-)

Breaking Down the $30 Million House

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 7

How much does a House at Harvard cost? The Hutchins Family Foundation recently donated $30 million to support the Harvard House Renewal and other academic programs.

On the Phone With Composer J. Michael Friedman ’97

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 7

From the backseat of a cab traversing a Sandy-stricken New York City, Obie Award-winning composer and lyricist J. Michael Friedman ’97 picks up the phone to dial Fifteen Minutes.

Swim, Alex M. Meyer, Swim!

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 7

After competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Alex M. Meyer ’10 has come full circle (made a complete lap?) in his swimming career, returning to Harvard to train with and coach for the men’s swimming and diving team.

Tongue Depressors

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 7

I snap a fifth tongue depressor against my inside jaw, giving it a wet chew before lobbing it into the trashcan a foot and a half away.

It Takes Two: Michelle L. Picard ’15 and Lyndsey B. Fry ’14

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 5

Lyndsey B. Fry ’14 and Michelle L. Picard ’15 have been playing hockey for most of their lives—and this November, they’ll be playing together for the U.S. National Women’s team at the Four Nations Cup in Finland.

Almost Famous

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 3

I took a perverse joy in making my friends’ parents uncomfortable, explaining in more detail than they wanted how my job had me cleaning up fake body fluids and fetching dildos from the storeroom whenever they asked about my “interesting” work.

Venn Diagram: Swing States and Swingers

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 1

What do Swing States and Swingers have in common? More than you'd think.

Scene & Heard: Books Come to Life

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 1

The excitement in the air was palpable: “There’s just nothing like it on this scale,” said Allston resident Bryan Monroe.

5 Questions with Seth I. Stephens-Davidowitz

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 1

FM sits down with someone who uses Google searches to predict election results.

Conversations: Clayton M. Christensen

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 1

"I can tell you that neither of their [economic] proposals has any hope of ever having any impact on America."

Student Life and Union Ties

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 1

“I take offense to that question,” she says. “I don’t think of it as them at our protests. I think of it as us at their protests.”

It Takes Two: Laurent Rivard '14 and Christian Webster '13

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 1

My first year, he was the guy I was competing with. I was competing with him, but I was also learning a lot from him.

FM Arbitrarily Predicts the Election

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 1

Tired of analyzing poll after poll? Sick of combing your inbox for the latest IOP spam emails?

Jukebox: Election Day

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 1

FM firmly believes that every task, even the weighty one of exercising your citizenlyrights by voting in the presidential election, is improved with auditory accompaniment.

The President's Club

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 1

In November 2000, Richard M.J. Maopolski ’14 watched mesmerized as candidate George W. Bush battled his way to the White House. Maolpolski was hooked. From then on, campaigns and politics fascinated him. As television clips showed the president stand amidst the rubble of the Twin Towers on September 11, Maopolski’s own politics were cemented. From 2001, he supported President Bush.

Cribs: David N. Damrosch

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 1

David N. Damrosch, Department Chair of Comparative Literature, joined Harvard’s faculty three years ago. Soon after arriving, he purchased this home on a quiet street behind the Graduate School of Design.

Weekly Weather Review: October 26 to November 1

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 1

Dear “Dear Readers” Readers, I have a confession to make.

Conversations: Charles J. Ogletree

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 1

Law School professor Charles J. Ogletree first befriended President Barack Obama while he was a student at Harvard Law School in the late eighties. Ogletree spoke with FM last week about the president’s time at Harvard, the impending election, and Harvard’s place in the presidency.

Conversations: Barney Frank

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 1

Congressman Barney Frank ’61-’62 has represented Massachusetts’ Fourth Congressional District for more than 30 years. Last fall, he announced that he would not be running for re-election. Frank spoke with FM last week about Massachusetts’ U.S. Senate race, where Congress is headed, and what’s at stake on Nov. 6.

Outside the Two-Party System

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 1

Last Monday night, students across campus watched Bob Schieffer question Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on their respective foreign policy agendas.

Students on the Trail

Harvard Crimson - FM - Nov 1

To be at the center of a movement, to work in constant collaboration with a community of people who believe in one goal, with one election in mind—it is this larger purpose of the campaign that drives these students.

15 Questions with Ian Frazier

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 28

Ian A. Frazier ’73 has always had a knack for humor. Now a writer for The New Yorker, he has multiple publications under his belt: essay collections, humor books, nonfiction pieces. His latest novel, “The Cursing Mommy’s Book of Days”, brought Frazier back to Cambridge last week for a talk at the Harvard Book Store. Fifteen Minutes sat down with him to talk about childhood pranks, finding a voice, and his time at a porn magazine.

How to Almost Get By

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 27

Eventually begin school work sometime after midnight. Convince yourself that you are a night owl: “This is when I get my best work done."

A Guide to Asking a Professor to Faculty Dinner

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 27

Scared of rejection? Don’t want to spend another faculty dinner spooning stolen dhall cereal into your mouth alone in your dorm room? Don’t worry, FM’s got your back with a few foolproof proposals to guarantee your professor won’t say “no” or “who are you?”

Gay and Female, Out and Alone

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 25

"I think the gay male population is much more visible than the lesbian community, and I don’t know why that is. It’s something I’ve always thought about, but I’m just not sure...I don’t think it’s something Harvard talks about a lot."

Rhetoric Watch: Bibi's "Red Line"

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 25

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (known affectionately as “Bibi”) went for a direct hit in a speech at the United Nations last month when he sternly advocated for a “red line” to be drawn on Iran’s nuclear program: a point after which the program would no longer be tolerated.

Zen and the Art of Vehicular Navigation

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 25

Naturally, then, it came as quite a blow when I realized that I wasn’t a good driver. Okay, perhaps that’s kind. I was a terrible driver, Godawful in fact.

Eight Pop Culture Inspired Costumes

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 25

Ah, Halloween, the magical time when every cheap creative costume idea you’ve brainstormed in the last year goes out the window and you end up as some sort of sexy baby animal. Lucky for you, FM’s here to make sure your budget’s no excuse for being the seventh person to show up to the costume party in cat ears, a tail, and not much else.

Catwalk of Champions

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 25

Now that days of trick-or-treating have passed, a new metric for a successful Halloween is emerging: the superlative costume. In anticipation of the many nights of dressing up ahead, FM brought together six students for the ultimate Halloween costume contest.

Your Ideal Harvard Sex Spot

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 25

From the Belltower of Pfoho to the labyrinths of Mather, there are tons of escapades waiting for you (and a partner). When you’re ready for the big leagues, take this quiz to determine your next Harvard sex spot.

Inside the World of Cricket

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 25

“So…what exactly is going on right now?” I ask the man standing to my right, my Internet-encyclopedia knowledge of the sport having failed me. Cricket, I’ve realized, is a complicated game.

Scoped!: William S. Murphy '13

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 25

In 15 years you are: trying to reclaim the soul I lost to the corporate world. Kidding. Not kidding.

The Anti-Word: Very

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 25

Don’t ask me why or how, but until I became acquainted with spell-check at the age of 16, I misspelled “very” every time.

The Anti-Word: Puberty

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 25

He repeats it slowly and again fumbles the first syllable, his tongue rising not quite high enough to form the right vowel: “Poo-ber-ty.”

FM Writes the EU’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 25

Thanks again, Nobel committee. Oh, and if you could be a doll and wire the prize money directly to Spain, that’d be great.

Sext Like You Mean It, Text Like You Know What It Means

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 20

It’s Friday night. You want to see your crush, but what do those winky faces and unanswered texts mean?

Pornitas: This Semester's Smutty Soirées

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 20

Looks like Sex Week isn’t the only Harvard event that’s coming soon.

Graduating with Debt

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 18

“It’s like a paycheck-to-paycheck sort of process,” says Sasanka N. Jinadasa ’15 as she sits in Lowell dining hall.

The Word: Fall

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 17

When I first see my grandfather outside of the Würzburg train station, I don’t recognize him.

Meeting Minutes: Deliberations

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 17

It all just feels a bit… I don’t know… derivative? I mean, he’s no Mark Chiusano.

10 Remarks by Salman Rushdie

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 17

Rushdie, dapper in his dark grey suit, spoke about his recently published work: “Joseph Anton: A Memoir,” and the experience of living under a fatwa.

What’s Up With Tat?: Why I’m Not Ready For Children

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 17

We were laughing so hard my parents thought we were drunk—which given that it was 6:00 p.m. on a Tuesday, would not be unheard of.

Square Personalities: Brattle Square Florist

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 17

Stephen Zedros picks and chooses stem after stem, sweeping extra foliage away in a brush of the hand, placing each bright flower carefully into its arrangement. Pincushion proteas, gerberas, dahlias, cherry brandy roses, and finally, thin branches of hypericon berry, seem to have grown into the vases spontaneously, beautiful.

Past Tense: Banned Books at Harvard

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 17

“…The mercenary process of producing and distributing obscene literature is immoral and noxious, is an offense against civilized society, is ...

10 Questions With Steven Johnson

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 17

Steven Johnson is one of the most influential popular science thinkers of our time. The author of eight books, including “Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today’s Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter” and “Where Good Ideas Come From,” and co-founder of three websites, Johnson talked to FM about hunches, heroes, and the human experience in an urbanizing world.

Secrets of the Square: Mr. Stikman, bring me a dream

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 17

People say there’s no place like Harvard Square.

Bad Trend Alert: Spikeball

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 17

As summer’s warmth is replaced by fall showers and stiff breezes, all but the most dedicated students have abandoned Harvard’s outdoor spaces in favor of hot cider and common rooms.

It Starts With a Drag: The Friendship of Frances A. Lebowitz and Frank Rich '71

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 17

You could call it a match made in heaven, if either of them believed in such a place. At her ...

Modern Love: At Night

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 17

My girlfriend is writing a novel at night. It’s her thesis. It’s more than that, too, but that probably goes ...

Jane Blake

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 14

When I get outa here, first thing I wanna do is take a drive up those mountains over there so I can take a look at where I’ve been looking from.

Squealing and Snorting and Growing Up

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 11

The sillies are uncontrollable. No matter the trigger, they induce tearful fits of laughter lasting anywhere from 30 seconds to over an hour.

Harvard Sex Week: Looking Backward, Looking Forward

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 11

At the beginning of this academic year, every Harvard freshman received a flyer under his door inviting him to participate in the planning of this year’s “Sex Week.”

Virginity at Harvard

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 11

“I think it’d be easy. I don’t think it’d be hard at all to lose my virginity to someone.”

The Crimson Weatherboard's Weekly Weather Review

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 11

I’d stay home and babysit my sister while mother would go off and sweat on sad middle-aged men who weren’t my father. The sweat would bead like rain drops on a car window.

Hate It: Debates

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 11

As an experienced two-time high school debater (Death penalty? I think not!), I can speak on behalf of everyone when I say that arguing gets you nowhere.

Scene & Heard: Best Foot Forward at the ICA's First Fridays

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 11

Like so many birds of paradise, Boston’s pretty young things and cultured grand dames flocked to the Institute of Contemporary Art for its First Fridays: Fashion Forward event.

Venn Diagram: Midterms and Midriffs

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 11

Midterms and midriffs: Wish you could switch bodies to score well.

Love It: Debates

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 10

Mister Chairperson, Distinguished Time Keeper, and Members of the Opposition: Our nation—nay, our world—has been suffering from a lack of disagreement.

Get Out! Inman Square

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 4

If you haven’t been to Inman Square, you are doing yourself a disservice. It’s full of funk, ‘tude, and black truffle salt.

EdX: Harvard's New Domain

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 4

“This is not to be construed as MIT Lite or Harvard Lite,” Reif says; whether or not these edX programs will live up to the hype, however, has yet to be seen.

Five Best (Dressed!) Friends

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 4

Inspired by San Francisco Magazine, FM set out to find some of the most stylish students on campus.

10 Questions with Rauan Kenzhekhanuly

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 4

Rauan Kenzhekhanuly, a former fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, has transformed the Kazakh language version of Wikipedia from a site with just four active editors and 7,000 articles to a thriving community of 250 editors monitoring 170,000 entries. Next up for Kenzhekhanuly’s Kazakhstan-based WikiBilim Foundation: Kazakh Google Translate. FM rung up Kazakhstan on Skype to talk about post-Soviet pride, Internet trolls, and whether Harvard profs ought to consider Wikipedia a ...

Past Tense: Nabokov and Jakobson

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 4

“Gentlemen, even if one allows that he is an important writer, are we next to invite an elephant to be Professor of Zoology?”

Coordinates: Oxford

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 4

Rain was good for Oxford. The endless grassy quads were at their most verdant, and students packed the local pubs to warm their fingers around mugs of hot mulled wine. When the sun came out one mid-afternoon, the wet paving stones glistened. Perfect English weather, I thought with relish when I stepped off the train and into the damp air.

As a Whirlwind

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 4

Over summer I ate things I fished myself and drank water I drew up from a well. I did drawings in a sketchbook that nobody saw. I talked to a dog. I spent whole days having sex with the curtains drawn. I painted my grandmother’s toenails.

The Weather: Sept. 27—Oct. 4

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 4

This week in last week’s weather, prose about the weather from last week, read to the tune of a Radiohead song.

A Bildungsroman For Generation Y

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 3

Generations of yore could look to carpe diem and Bach for inspration, today’s youths turn to #YOLO and boybands. Continually reinventing revered traditions, One Direction and Generation Y have done it again with “Live While We’re Young.” In the music video, a troupe of artists enact the classic bildungsroman, or coming of age story, in not one, but many, directions. A cinematic masterpiece, it fills a gaping hole in the boys-at-play niche of the music video industry.

Ten Things to Talk About

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 3

Babies, Mitt Romney, and So Many Tourists

Smashing Pumpkin (Treats)

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 3

It’s that time of year again; our seasonal friend, the pumpkin, has returned in sugary form.

The Word: Relapse

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 3

Affliction: Last semester I overdosed on German writers.

House on a String

Harvard Crimson - FM - Oct 3

Two weeks before moving, I learned that the “inventor” of the yo-yo, Louis Marx, had lived a few blocks away from my then home.

15 Questions with Jonathan L. Walton

Harvard Crimson - FM - Sep 26

Reverend Jonathan L. Walton, Pusey Minister in Memorial Church and Plummer Professor of Christian Morals, sits in his crimson-walled office, wearing a black suit and royal purple shirt. Walton was appointed in April 2012 to the position previously held by the late Reverend Peter J. Gomes. Tributes to his sports fanaticism decorate his office: A basketball signed by Tommy Amaker sits atop one of the bookshelves. FM munched on some peanut M&M’s with Walton, and talked about Memorial Church air ...

Tràta, Someone’s Favorite Restaurant, Dies At Age 4

Harvard Crimson - FM - Sep 26

“That Place Next To Daedalus” died August, 2012 in its home on Mt. Auburn St. It was four years old.

The Return of the Harvard Hoochies

Harvard Crimson - FM - Sep 26

To everything there is a season.

The Crimson WeatherBoard’s Weekly Weather Review

Harvard Crimson - FM - Sep 26

This week in last week’s weather, we talk about the weather from last week: A real meteorologist predicted that this week’s weather would be “mostly pleasant.”

Jukebox: Fuck the Police

Harvard Crimson - FM - Sep 26

For those of you whose social lives are under threat from The Man, we present a playlist featuring artists who share your pain.

10 Questions with Zadie Smith

Harvard Crimson - FM - Sep 26

Zadie Smith, author of “White Teeth” and “On Beauty,” visited the Cambridge Public Library last week to read from her new book, “NW.”

Drinky Drink: Your iPhone, Your Vodka, and You

Harvard Crimson - FM - Sep 26

In honor of the iPhone 5, enjoy these drinks inspired by the company that monopolizes your technological needs.

Valiendo la Pena: Latino Students and the Struggle for Space

Harvard Crimson - FM - Sep 26

Harvard was missing something. Surrounded by peers at the annual Latino Ivy League Conference in Ithaca last November, Daniel J. Artiga ’15 came to this realization: As students active in the Latino community described the resources provided on their respective campuses, he had little to add.

Tastemaker: Commonplace Books

Harvard Crimson - FM - Sep 26

I am too cool for Tumblr. Even so, it’s hard to resist the impulse to collect all the awesome stuff I come across in my Internet perambulations.

The Etiquette of Morning Manners

Harvard Crimson - FM - Sep 26

In order to avoid early-morning hatred for friends, blockmates, and not-so-innocent bystanders, you should first identify the type of riser with whom you are interacting and proceed to practic proper morning etiquette accordingly.

Art for the Ages

Harvard Crimson - FM - Sep 26

This week, FM emailed professors to find out which artistic work in their field they think most shaped history.

Overexposed in Austin

Harvard Crimson - FM - Sep 23

On the highway later, I looked down at the odometer: 85 m.p.h. It didn’t feel all that fast. It was the landscape’s lack of landmarks.

Adam Wheeler's Artificial Intelligence

Harvard Crimson - FM - Sep 21

Simpson was convinced that he was looking at the most blatant plagiarism he had ever seen.

Bad Trend Alert: Email Signatures

Harvard Crimson - FM - Sep 21

The inspirational quote? Yes, Gandhi is amazing. Yes, there is some providence in the fall of a sparrow. And yes, it is, in fact, tomorrow in Australia.

Freshman Outdoor North Korean Human Rights Program (FONKHRP) & Other Club Mergers

Harvard Crimson - FM - Sep 21

In light of the recent Hasty Pudding merger, FM proposes a few future pairings.

5 Questions With Rachel A. Brown '10

Harvard Crimson - FM - Sep 21

Rachel A. Brown ’10 recently released her first EP, “Building Castles.”