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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

Mike Schur on the set of The Good Place

Mike Schur’s How to Be Perfect, a humorous meditation on ethics, grew out of his work on the TV show The Good Place. Above: Schur on the show’s set

Photograph by Colleen Hayes/NBC

A humorous guide to ethics and philosophy, from the sitcom creator

March-April 2022

Cappucci as a tornado carved through Lockett, Texas, on April 23, 2021. Hail shattered his windshield minutes later.

Photograph by Allen Chang

All images courtesy of Matthew Cappucci

The Harvard graduate is the fastest-rising star in weather.

March-April 2022

Photograph of Chris Wallace moderating 2020 presidential debate

The moderator in the middle, as Donald Trump defines “debate” to mean “brawl” in his first face-off with Joe Biden, Cleveland, last September 29.

Photograph by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images

Chris Wallace has “the toughest job of any television journalist.”

May-June 2021

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

TV writer and producer Jeff Schaffer on how to be funny

January-February 2021

Beds were set up for Spanish flu patients outside the Harvard-affiliated Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in 1918.
Photograph courtesy of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Archives

Fall semester interrupted, a century ago

6.23.20

Karen Chee holding a flower to her face

Karen Chee

Photograph by Bridget Badore

Comedian Karen Chee finds her voice.

July-August 2020

The cast of "The Hot Wing King"

The cast of The Hot Wing King

Photograph by Monique Carboni

Playwright Katori Hall on the joy—and trauma—of black life

July-August 2020

Discover a new series to watch in quarantine, or read about the creator behind your favorite show, in this selection of our TV stories

5.12.20