Book Review

With a tear for the dark past, turn we then to the dazzling future, and, veiling our eyes, press forward. The long and weary winter of the race is ended. Its summer has begun. Humanity has burst the chrysalis. The heavens are before it. '€ Edward Bellamy 1888

Book Review: The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama

By George Abbott White | Published: June 2010
This is a remarkable account of a remarkable individual's life. When he was signing my copy of The Bridge recently, David Remnick abruptly asked me about my Spitfire lapel pin.
Amanda Sands In a buzzing lecture hall at Harvard's Ed School, an elderly lady whispered to her old companion “It's wonderful¦to explain why she changed her mind. A couple of young men entered the room, nodding to seats in the last row. “Is that a good spot? one asked the other. “Yeah, the other replied, knowing they would need a place where they could discuss what they would hear, “we can kinda whisper to each other.

Book Review: A reminder that we can all improve

By David Han | Published: March 2010
For those of us who wish to find cures for incurable diseases, who aspire to help others in ways most cannot, who desire to dedicate their lives for the wellbeing of others, Atul Gawande's book Better: A Surgeon's Notes On Performance offers a glimpse of the profession of doctors, underneath the social prestige and inside the operating room.

Salinger dies at 91, leaves a novel for the generations

By David Han | Published: February 2010
English teacher David Weintraub has never taught The Catcher in the Rye, but he remembers first reading the novel in his senior year of high school. It ruined his second semester.

Lost, but not forgotten

By Helen Holmes | Published: February 2010
By far, one of my most vivid memories from freshman year was the fateful day when I strolled into English class and, to my astonishment, saw an expletive scrawled in huge print across the whiteboard.
Junior Jenny Wong, Denebola editor David Han, and former Denebola editor Nina Gold interviewed Dr. John D. Stoeckle, who was a director of The Clinics at Massachusetts General Hospital and was a professor at Harvard Medical School for many years, about the issues of primary care, its progress, and its relation to today's health care debate.

A Walk Down Sesame Street

By Joseph Scozzaro | Published: December 2009
Joseph Scozzaro A Walk Down Sesame Street: A Pop-up Book By Sesame Workshop In our house, we love monsters. Elmo, Cookie, Abby, Zoe, and all the rest. 

The Magician’s Elephant

By Marcia Okun and Aryeh Lieberman | Published: December 2009
Marcia Okun & Aryeh Lieberman The Magician's Elephant By Katie DiCamillo Illustrated by Yoko Tanaka

Suzy Goose and the Christmas Star

By Denebola | Published: December 2009
Ted & Sara Dalicondro Suzy Goose and the Christmas Star Written and illustrated by Petr Horacek

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