Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" has joined the canon of great American theater. In a discussion at the Radcliffe Institute led by Dean Cohen, the director John Tiffany RI '11 and Diane Paulus '88 argued that Williams' unconventionality has been watered down over the years.
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The Boston Globe features Tony Award-winning director John Tiffany—a onetime Radcliffe Institute fellow who's now directing the ART's "The Glass Menagerie"—after he talked with ART artistic director Diane Paulus about creativity and how they convinced Cherry Jones to star.
The Chronicle of Higher Education: Considering how much attention we lavish on the technologies of writing—scroll, codex, print, screen—it's striking how little we pay to the technologies for digesting and regurgitating it. One way or another, there's no sector of the modern world that isn't saturated with note-taking. That was more than sufficient justification for holding a conference called Take Note, held at the Radcliffe Institute.
The Bon Appetit Weekender Guide on the Best of Beantown calls Julia Child fans to, "hie yourselves to Harvard Square. The Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe is home to an amazing collection of her papers and memorabilia" on exhibit through March.
The photograph is from the vast Julia Child collection in the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute, which includes 5,000 cookbooks donated by her, her book drafts, the voluminous and often funny letters of Julia and Paul, television scripts and production notes handwritten by Paul, some 20,000 photographs, and a gaudy Cordon Bleu medal.
Livesey, a Radcliffe Institute fellow this year, will discuss what can be gained and lost by drawing on the works of others in "Neither a Borrower Nor a Lender Be: Homage, Appropriation, and Influence" at 4 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Radcliffe Gymnasium.
Girls Rock Boston chapter founders Hilken Mancini and Nora Allen-Wiles spoke about the rock 'n' roll camp during movie night at Radcliffe's Schlesinger Library following a screening of "Girls Rock!"
"Election outcomes have very significant policy consequences, but the election outcomes themselves are largely random," Vanderbilt professor Larry M. Bartels declared at a Radcliffe Institute lecture.
Neba Solo—an innovator on a par with Charlie Parker and Miles Davis, according to Professor Ingrid Monson—shared the music that has made him a cultural force in his native Mali.
For a country where music is so central to life and entertainment, the crisis in Mali has quieted many musicians in a big way. But not balafon player Neba Solo. Radcliffe fellow Ingrid Monson, an ethnomusicologist at Harvard Univesity, has been following Neba Solo’s career for years.