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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

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

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

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

Photograph of a giant cuttlefish, “Sepia apama,” at Cabbage Tree Bay, Australia: among Peter Godfrey-Smith’s subjects for his research on cognition

A giant cuttlefish, Sepia apama, at Cabbage Tree Bay, Australia: among Peter Godfrey-Smith’s subjects

Photograph by Peter Godfrey-Smith

Recent books with Harvard connections

January-February 2021

Portrait of Harvard Law School dean—and perfectionist—Ezra Thayer circa 1910, who found the school’s dire finances overwhelming.

As dean, the perfectionist Ezra Thayer, shown circa 1910, found the school’s dire finances overwhelming.

Public Domain

The making of the modern Harvard Law School

January-February 2021

David Roberts seated outdoors on a stone wall by the Charles River

Roberts pauses during a visit to the Watertown Riverfront Park Braille Trail, not far from his home.

Photograph by Martha Stewart

David Roberts: A lifetime of adventures, risks, and rewards

January-February 2021

Three people in 1950s New York

New York, by Robert Frank, negative 1955-56
Courtesy of the Addison Gallery of American Art

“Robert Frank: The Americans,” at the Addison Gallery of American Art

January-February 2021

Collage of Cover of Fevers, Feuds and Diamonds by Paul Farmer and a Headshot of Paul Farmer.

Cover of Fevers, Feuds and Diamonds by Paul Farmer and Photograph of Paul Farmer

Photograph of Paul Farmer by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Public Affairs and Communication

 

The 2014 epidemic was rooted in centuries of exploitation and war, Paul Farmer argues.

11.17.20