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William Tamplin in his Marine Corps dress blues uniform

Translator William Tamplin joined the Marine Corps earlier this year. 

Photograph courtesy of William Tamplin

Arts

William Tamplin, Ph.D. ’20,  on the lyricism and secrecy of an Arabic literary pioneer 

9.6.22

Photograph of William Randall playing guitar in his Lowell House room, c. 1970-1971

William Randall channels Andrés Segovia, in his Lowell House room, c. 1970-1971
Photograph courtesy of the subject

An affecting reunion, and Houghton Library accessible to all

September-October 2022

Photo of Allyson Mendenhall outside

Allyson Mendenhall

Photograph by Jim Harrison

New Harvard Alumni Association president Allyson Mendenhall

September-October 2022

David Andersson standing among his colorful painted portraits

David Andersson among his colorful painted portraits

Photograph courtesy of David Andersson

David Andersson’s quest to reshape the public realm

September-October 2022

Image of Gardner Cox’s unconventional 1960 Felix Frankfurter portrait

Gardner Cox’s unconventional 1960 Frankfurter portrait

Portrait courtesy of the Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections

Justice Felix Frankfurter, to great controversy, said yes.

September-October 2022

Image of Winslow Homer’s painting Fresh Eggs, 1874

Winslow Homer’s Fresh Eggs, 1874—an example of a new American art and artist, now reinterpreted

Image courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, gift of the W.L. and May T. Mellon Foundation

Recent books with Harvard connections

September-October 2022

Juna Gjata with a microphone in front of her

Juna Gjata

Photograph by Stu Rosner

A lifelong struggle with body image led Juna Gjata to podcasting.

September-October 2022

Photo of Bobby Johnson outside of Superior Court in New Haven on September 4, 2015, released from prison after nine years for a murder he did not commit

Bobby Johnson outside of Superior Court in New Haven on September 4, 2015, released from prison after nine years for a murder he did not commit—central to Dawidoff’s dismaying urban narrative

Photograph by Esteban Hernandez/New Haven Register via Associated Press

Nicholas Dawidoff’s wrenching account of urban inequity

September-October 2022

A black and white cartoon shows a computer-user, with Earth’s globe for a head, stares into a screen, while spiders labeled “hate,” “misinformation,” “fear,” and “lies” crawl across his body, wrapping him in their webs.

Kallaugher’s “Dark Web” (2021), published in The Economist

Cartoon by Kal Kallaugher

Kevin Kallaugher on the art of editorial cartooning

September-October 2022