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Rebecca J. Mazur

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Summer Postcards 2013

Spectacle

In the Sedlec Ossuary, about an hour outside of Prague, crowds of tourists turn their cameras on stacks of human skulls and chandeliers suspended by chains of jawbones.

Summer Postcards 2013

The Indian in Old Town Square

There are so many amazing things about this city and about the few Czech people that I’ve met here that I’ve been inclined to write him off as just a poor idiot, maybe a drunkard, not representative culturally of anything. Who knows where he picked up this particular brand of stupidity.

Visual Arts

Harvard Dancers to Showcase Semester's Progress

According to Johnson, the intention of the performance is for the audience to be struck by key moments that resonate with them in unexpected ways. “Dance isn’t necessarily about understanding one version of what’s presented; there isn’t only one story. You can come to the theater and have it be a break from our hyper-digitized work day and see what it looks like when the body is thinking,” Johnson says. “Dance is about articulating things for which there are no words.”

Brattle Theatre
Theater

Past Tense: The Brattle Theatre

But this unassuming countenance does little to suggest the small, single-screen movie house’s long influential history. In the 60 years since its opening, the Brattle has helped to transform local film culture, and its influence has extended across the country.

Film

"Warm Bodies" is Very Much Alive

It’s worth noting that “Warm Bodies” is not “Twilight” with zombies. While it is a romance between a human girl and a not-exactly-human guy, the irreverence with which “Warm Bodies” treats the entire subject matter sets it entirely apart.

Theater

How to Make the Man

"I really do embrace the character and think about the character from the inside out—I’m never just designing a pretty garment.”

Film

Affleck Defends Political Aims of ‘Argo’

Ben Affleck branches out from the Boston area with his new film, "Argo," and explains his motivations for doing so in an interview with Crimson editor Rebecca J. Mazur.

On Campus

Artful Activists’ Public Appeals

Regional public artists gathered at Harvard's Arts @ 29 Garden to discuss their diverse projects and questions of accessibility and activism.

On Campus

Portrait of an Artist: Jesse A. Green and Michael Wang

Two Harvard alums talk about their exhibitions in the Main Gallery of the Carptenter Center.

Summer Postcards 2012

Goodbyes

When you're studying at a language school like the one I’m at in Bordeaux, you get used to people coming in and out of your life with the coming and going of each week.

Summer Postcards 2012

Paris, Policed

There are police and law enforcement everywhere here. Mostly they don’t do much; they just stand on street corners or walk menacingly through crowded areas.

Summer Postcards 2012

The Apricot Picker

I'd been to the park a handful of times before noticing the apricot tree. The apricots were mostly near the top, so we had to climb and jump to shake them down.

Books

Behind the Headlines, ‘Orphan’ Explores Fictional North Korea

The setting of “The Orphan Master’s Son” resembles a traditional, fictional dystopian society—yet the fact that this is a real nation, not an invented horror world, makes it much creepier.

On Campus

Ceramics Studio Exercises Its License to Kiln

In a master class, students and potters help build a new kiln for the Ceramics Program's studio.

Film

Divina Comedia de Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell extrapolates upon his new Spanish comedy, "Casa de mi Padre."

Data Sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization

School at School
Columns

What We Forget About School: School

Head of the Charles
Men's Crew

Head of the Charles 2014

Understanding Faith
Columns

Understanding Faith