A Sense of Place

Annette Gordon-Reed on her home state of Texas' complex history.

In the newly published “On Juneteenth,” Gordon-Reed presents a 360-degree view of the history leading up to the holiday and beyond, weaving in her perspective as a Black woman with Texas roots that run deep.

Vice Age

Anna Lvovsky chronicles the policing of gay life in the mid-20th century

“There’s no question that policing was a major shadow in the lives of essentially anyone living a socially active life in gay or lesbian circles, particularly in gay circles,” says Lvovsky of the period her new book covers.

The Influence of Critical Legal Studies

A film by Jeannie Suk Gersen highlights the drama and import of the movement

By the time Gersen was a first-year law student at HLS, the Critical Legal Studies movement had been pronounced dead. And yet “every corner you turned and every closet you opened at the law school, there it would be, in some sort of zombie or ghost-like form,” she recalls.