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Producer Jeff Schaffer sits between star Larry David (left) and another cast member on the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” set.

Jeff Schaffer (in the center) on the set of Curb Your Enthusiasm with its star, Larry David, and fellow cast members

Photograph by John P. Johnson/HBO

Arts

TV writer and producer Jeff Schaffer on how to be funny

12.7.20

A photograph of art historian Cassandra Albinson next to a photograph of a portrait of the Marquise de Pompadour applying pink rouge to her cheeks

Cassandra Albinson

Photograph by Stu Rosner; Painting: Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (1750) by François Boucher/Courtesy of the Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Charles E. Dunlap

A curator takes a fresh look at portraits of aristocratic European women.

January-February 2021

An aerial view (taken by a drone) of the south side of Harvard’s new science and engineering complex, in a perspective looking northwest toward the stadium

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(1 of 10) The south side of Harvard’s new science and engineering complex, in a perspective looking northwest toward the stadium

Photograph by Steve Dunwell

A new center for engineering and applied sciences—finally

January-February 2021

Portrait of Rachel Gable, author of new book on first-generation students at elite colleges

Rachel Gable

Photograph by Harvard Magazine/JC

Rachel Gable’s research on helping first-generation and low-income students succeed at elite colleges

January-February 2021

Painting of three pairs of worn, heavy shoes by Vincent van Gogh

Three Pairs of Shoes by Vincent van Gogh

Image courtesy of Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College

Redrawing community at Harvard

January-February 2021

An illustration by James Steinberg shows a heavenly hand extending down to the U.S. Capitol and attempting to influence members of Congress

Illustration by James Steinberg

How faith shapes economic and social policy

January-February 2021

Philanthropist Edwin Binney with Helen Willard, curator of the Harvard Theatre Collection

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(1 of 4) Edwin Binney with Helen Willard, curator of the Harvard Theatre Collection, at the exhibition opening for “The Romantic Ballet” in 1966. 

Image courtesy of the Harvard Theatre Collection

Brief life of a philanthropic art collector: 1925-1986

January-February 2021

Shelby Meyerhoff's photographic self-portrait of her head and shoulders transformed with body paints into a blue-ringed octopus

Shelby Meyerhoff uses body paint and photography to transform herself into creatures and scenes from the natural world. Photograph: a blue-ringed octopus

Photograph courtesy of Shelby Meyerhoff

Shelby Meyerhoff’s liminal, liberating body painting

January-February 2021

Archival photograph of John F. Kennedy as an undergraduate, circa 1939, studying papers

John F. Kennedy as an undergraduate, circa 1939, had well-formed views on the advent of World War II.

Photograph courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

An unusual senior thesis

January-February 2021