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Virginia R. Marshall

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Virginia R. Marshall '15

An Apology For My Hair

My most recent haircut was in New York City. I went in by myself and ducked into the basement of the huge Astor Place Hairstylist like I was trying to lose a tail.

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Visual Arts

Painting the Town: Boston's Big Art

Public art is getting bigger in Boston. Throughout Beantown, artists are taking to the streets, creating large-scale works that encourage citizens to embrace the city’s public spaces.


'The Boxtrolls' Stands Out

“The Boxtrolls” is more than a creatively-animated movie with silly cheese puns: it’s a story about the danger of group mentality, corruption of the elite, persecution, and self-acceptance.




Bloomsday in Sandymount

Joyce’s Dublin is here amid the waves and held in the minds of these once rebels.

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Boston’s Spoken Word Laureate

Virginia Marshall discusses the historical role of poet laureates and the future of Boston's Poet Laureate position.

On Campus

“The Shape She Makes” Makes Movement Matter

“The Shape She Makes” will play at the OBERON in Cambridge until April 27. Its complicated narrative and performance structure succeeds because creative directors Jonathan Bernstein and Susan Misner ambitiously create moments of intrigue and emotion within each scene.

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Virginia Marshall discusses the evolving world of spoken word and the importance of a shared poetic space.

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Impressions from Four Days at CUPSI

Virginia Marshall reflects on her time spent at CUPSI through a poem.

On Campus

"I, Too, Am Harvard" Showcases Blackness at Harvard

"I, Too, Am Harvard," which has largely been kept a secret on campus, looks to bring to the forefront race issues in a provocative, thoughtful way.

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Accented Art

Virginia Marshall discusses the art of imitating accents.

On Campus

The Pudding's "Secret ": A Success

When 12 men put on heels and skirts and get on stage to belt puns and sexual innuendoes, it’s bound to be a good night. Hasty Pudding Theatricals has known this for 219 years, and the company did not disappoint in its 166th production, "Victorian Secrets," which will run until March 9 at Farkas Hall.

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How to Love the Human Voice

Virginia Marshall reflects on the complexities of the human voice.


Five Most Anti-Climactic Theatrical Moments

Outgoing Theater Exec Virginia R. Marshall discusses her top five anti-climactic moments in theater.

On Campus

Good 'Company' in Farkas Hall

The best-known of Stephen Sondheim’s musicals are generally populated with bizarre and memorable characters; who could forget the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, lovers Maria and Tony in "West Side Story," or Sondheim’s tormented version of painter Georges Seurat in "Sunday in the Park with George"? But Sondheim’s "Company," which will go up in Farkas Hall on Dec. 5, depicts characters that are not so different from ourselves.

Black Lives Matter Protester

Demonstrators Continue 'Black Lives Matter' Campaign in Central Square March

Harvard Stadium

Boston Olympic Bid Names Harvard Venues as Hosts for 10 Events

Conflict at the Scene

Med School Professor Dies After Brigham Shooting

"Shut It Down"

The Top 10 Stories of 2014