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Marina Molarsky-Beck

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Marina Molarsky-Beck
Endpaper

Taking Up Painter

I spent the summer before my senior year of high school walking past the same painting every day. A woman ...

J Term

Street View

During my first semester of college I constantly talked about New York. I told everyone who would listen about my favorite Indian restaurant, about the Astroturf field behind my high school where we ate lunch (even on 20-degree days), about the East Village community garden where I wiled away hot summer afternoons.

On Campus

On Saturday, They Shimmied: Scenes from Campus Nightlife

FM sends the weekend at Sigma Chi and in cages in Winthrop Dining Hall. The Harvard social scene has never felt so...classy.

For The Moment

Jukebox: Election Day

FM firmly believes that every task, even the weighty one of exercising your citizenlyrights by voting in the presidential election, is improved with auditory accompaniment.

For The Moment

Rant: It's My Party and I Can Play Sims if I Want to

Sims: They’re just like us.

In The Meantime

Coordinates: Oxford

Rain was good for Oxford. The endless grassy quads were at their most verdant, and students packed the local pubs to warm their fingers around mugs of hot mulled wine. When the sun came out one mid-afternoon, the wet paving stones glistened. Perfect English weather, I thought with relish when I stepped off the train and into the damp air.

10Q with Zadie Smith
In The Meantime

10 Questions with Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith, author of “White Teeth” and “On Beauty,” visited the Cambridge Public Library last week to read from her new book, “NW.”

Summer Postcards 2012

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A triumphant novillero, or novice bullfighter, raises his sword at the Plaza de Toros Oriente in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Spectators wave handkerchiefs to implore the judges to grant the young man, Hector de Avila of Tenancingo, a severed bull’s ear as a trophy.

Summer Postcards 2012

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Francisco Martinez of San Miguel de Allende faces a young bull, or novillo, during the tercio de muerte (“death third”) of a fight.

Summer Postcards 2012

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Rodrigo Sebastián of Mexico City makes a pass at a bull. Sebastián later received two bull’s ears as trofeos (trophies) in recognition of his valor and grace in the ring.

Summer Postcards 2012

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Francisco Martinez salutes the crowd as he rides out of the bullring on the shoulders of another man. Judges award a bullfighter a salida en hombros (literally “exit on shoulders”) if he performs exceptionally well.

Summer Postcards 2012

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Summer Postcards 2012

Blood and Sand

According to legend, El Cordobés once told his sister before a crucial fight, “Tonight, either I’ll buy you a house or I’ll dress you in mourning.

Summer Postcards 2012

Strange Duet

It’s just shy of seven o’clock, and the concert doesn’t start until eight, so Brandon and I take our time along the 72nd Street transverse in Central Park. We follow the same route we took all last summer to our shared office in the basement of the Frick Collection.

Summer Postcards 2012

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The Barnes Foundation’s art collection moved in May of 2012 from its original home, an elegant 1920s mansion on the grounds of an arboretum, to a modern limestone structure designed by New York architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.

Hockey
Men's Ice Hockey

Hockey Preview 2014

The Oval
Scrutiny

Seeing Red: Stanford v. Harvard

blood handprint
Arts

Dead Letter: The Aesthetics of Horror

Election Strategy
Columns

Where Did All The Ideas Go?