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Gina K. Hackett

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'Oculus' Is a Fresh Look at the Horror Movie Genre

“Oculus” portrays the childhood and adult experiences of Kaylie (Karen Gillan) and Tim (Brenton Thwaites) with an antique, sinister mirror called the Lasser Glass.

Grand Budapest Hotel
Visual Arts

The Other Wes Andersons

Everyone knows Wes Anderson has a penchant for framing, but how should we define his style and place it in directorial history?

That Awkward Moment

Tropes Abound in "Awkward Moment"

"That Awkward Moment," starring Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, and Miles Teller, is filled with genre tropes and gender stereotypes despite an effort to appeal to broader audiences.

Summer Postcards 2013


Noontime beach-goers enjoy one of many sandy beaches in Hvar, an island off the coast of Croatia

Summer Postcards 2013


Tourists and locals sit on the steps of a courtyard in the ancient palace of Diocletian, a Roman emperor who built the palace in Split for his retirement.

Summer Postcards 2013


Two nuns converse outside Zagreb's Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.

Summer Postcards 2013


Croatians of all religions are buried in Mirogoj Cemetery, a complex that many consider to be one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Europe.

Summer Postcards 2013


Croatians of all religions are buried in Mirogoj Cemetery, a complex that many consider to be one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Europe.



Summer Postcards 2013

Zagreb’s Museum of Broken Relationships

Rather, what’s important about this place is that it exists at all—that there is a place for people to send these discarded bits of self.


In Arts Medal Ceremony, Matt Damon Reflects on Marathon Bombings

Speaking before a Sanders Theatre crowd on Thursday, Academy Award-winning actor and filmmaker Matt Damon, a Cambridge native formerly of the Class of 1992, said he was glad to be home in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.


Seeing Old With New: Digital Push Begins in Harvard's Art Museums

For some, however, a traditional encounter with a work of art in a museum is necessarily devoid of a device like an iPad. And as Harvard’s cultural collections come of age in the digital era, curators and other museum administrators must straddle a fine line between enhancing their collections and distracting from their original purpose.

Visual Arts

Islamic Art Exhibit Showcases New Technology

When the Sackler Museum opened its exhibit “In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art” this week, the occasion marked the first time a Harvard art museum has made use of augmented reality.

Harvard Business School

Is Robert Pattinson Eyeing HBS for His New Vampire Lair?

According to the National Enquirer, actor Robert Pattinson is considering enrolling in business school—and Harvard Business School has reportedly made his short list.

Harvard in the City

Cambridge Plunged Into Darkness As Power Fails

Much of Harvard slipped into darkness for nearly two hours Thursday afternoon, resulting in the cancellation of classes and events, disruption of internet access, and the relocation of hundreds of students to the Science Center and the Quad, where power remained on.

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