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Arts

Our editors curate their favorite stories about Harvardians on screen. 

3.31.20

Photograph of the two actors on stage

Actors Jon Michael Hill (seated) and Namir Smallwood in the Lincoln Center Theater production of Pass Over
Photograph by Jeremy Daniel

 

 

Playwright Antoinette Nwandu confronts race, religion, and her personal history.

March-April 2020

Since 2016, says showrunner David Mandel, shown here with Veep stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tony Hale (below), it has become increasingly difficult for the show to outrun reality.

Photograph by Justin M Lubin/HBO

Showrunner David Mandel guides the final season of Veep—and finds himself politicized.

March-April 2019

Nell Scovell

Photograph by Robert Trachtenberg

TV writer Nell Scovell looks back on Just the Funny Parts.

March-April 2018

Colin Jost (left) with his co-host, Michael Che, at the Weekend Update desk for Saturday Night Live

Photograph by Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Comedian Colin Jost, from Shouts and Murmurs to Saturday Night Live

January-February 2018

From left: Sam (Annie Parisse), Nick (Nat Faxon), Ethan (Keegan-Michael Key), Lisa (Cobie Smulders), Marianne (Jae Suh Park), Max (Fred Savage), and Felix (Billy Eichner)

From left: Sam (Annie Parisse), Nick (Nat Faxon), Ethan (Keegan-Michael Key), Lisa (Cobie Smulders), Marianne (Jae Suh Park), Max (Fred Savage), and Felix (Billy Eichner)

Photograph by David Lee/Netflix

The real tragedy underlying Friends from College stems from the indignities of the post-recession economy.

7.17.17

Jaunts to Nashville and Italy aside, Master of None stays, and is filmed, in New York City. On set in the subway, castmates Lena Waithe (left) and James Ciccone confer with co-creators Aziz Ansari and Yang.

Photograph by KC Bailey/Universal Television/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Alan Yang serves up warm, epicurean comedy.

July-August 2017

Documentarian Kent Garrett ’63 returned to Harvard last fall for a screening of his work.

Documentarian Kent Garrett ’63 returned to Harvard last fall for a screening of his work.

Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

How Black Journal raised the country's consciousness, and opened Kent Garrett's eyes to television's potential

March-April 2017

Octavia Spencer at a screening of Hidden Figures at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

Photograph by Joel Kowsky/NASA

The actress will attend the Hasty Pudding's festivities on January 26.

1.18.17