Virginia R. Marshall


No Room for Rebuke in Occupy Play Premiere

A new one-man play about Occupy Boston uses interviews and first-person accounts to paint a vivid and unique portrait of last years protests.

Student Groups

Future Society Meets To Discuss Human Existence

Members of the Future Society discussed advanced technology, artificial intelligence, and the future of their group in the club’s first meeting of the school year on Friday.


Cheating and Regret at Forefront of Díaz’s Latest

Is a cheating man incapable of love? Yunior of “This Is How You Lose Her” will always cheat, but he will always love the women he cheats on.

Summer Postcards 2012


Visual Arts

Broadway Revival of "Death of a Salesman" Wins Over Critics and Audiences

Arts summer columnist Virginia R. Marshall shares with us the dramatic adventure that is Mike Nichols' Broadway revival of "Death of a Salesman"


A Broadway Hidden Gem - "Newsies"

"Newsies" is a little-known musical based on the 1992 live-action Disney movie that was essentially ignored for 10 years as a box office failure until its stage adaption by Disney Theatrical Productions in 2011. The musical debuted on Broadway in March after a run at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey.

Summer Postcards 2012

Foreigners in Ethiopia

“Forengi” is the word for “foreigner” here, something I learned when I heard a few locals say it to me on the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It’s not an insult; the people are merely pointing out that I look different, and I am indeed from another country.

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A member of the taxicab elite

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The author enjoying the atmosphere at The Pop Etc listening party


New York Travel

In a city where cool is currency, and just about anything can be a statement, how will you choose to roll? Lest you get lost in the options, or want to strategize your New Yorker identity, here is a guide to navigating the transportation stereotypes of New York City.

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Free NYC: Exploring on a College Student Budget

There’s a lot to do in New York, and most of it costs an absurd amount of money. But I’m here to tell you that there are free venues where you can have fun and get off the beaten track at the same time. All you need is a metrocard and a sense of adventure.


A Night at the Bowery

On a Tuesday night, I found myself in the Bowery neighborhood of downtown New York. An atypical night of the week to be out and about perhaps, but not, it seems, for the underground-music-loving, tight-denim-wearing set that flocked to the Bowery for a heady dose of indie and art.

Summer Postcards 2012

In Debre Libanos, Ethiopia

The students here are so eager to learn anything they can and quick to giggle. We show them how to use a computer, and they show us what their lives are like here.


Best-Selling Author Larsen Chronicles Pre-WWII Berlin

A desire to understand why America remained passive despite increasing incidences of violence towards Jews in Germany in the 1930s inspired Erik Larsen to write his most recent book “In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Berlin,” the author explained in a talk in Sanders Theatre Wednesday evening.

House Life

From Grille to Grille, Prices Differ

At Dunster Grille, students pay $3.50 for mozzarella sticks. But only a few block away at Eliot Grille, another student with the same late-night craving pays $4.00, due to price discrepancies that exist between the four grilles in undergraduate houses.

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

Awkward Eye Contact

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