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Bob Dylan in 1965. Already, the classical world was starting to influence his writing.

Photograph from Granger


In a new book, classicist Richard Thomas explores Bob Dylan’s literary ties to ancient Greece and Rome.


From left: Sam (Annie Parisse), Nick (Nat Faxon), Ethan (Keegan-Michael Key), Lisa (Cobie Smulders), Marianne (Jae Suh Park), Max (Fred Savage), and Felix (Billy Eichner)

Photograph by David Lee/Netflix

The real tragedy underlying Friends from College stems from the indignities of the post-recession economy.


Jaunts to Nashville and Italy aside, Master of None stays, and is filmed, in New York City. On set in the subway, castmates Lena Waithe (left) and James Ciccone confer with co-creators Aziz Ansari and Yang.

Photograph by KC Bailey/Universal Television/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Alan Yang serves up warm, epicurean comedy.

July-August 2017

Documentarian Kent Garrett ’63 returned to Harvard last fall for a screening of his work.

Photograph by Jim Harrison


How Black Journal raised the country's consciousness, and opened Kent Garrett's eyes to television's potential

March-April 2017

Octavia Spencer at a screening of Hidden Figures at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

Photograph by Joel Kowsky/NASA

The actress will attend the Hasty Pudding's festivities on January 26.


Lee leaps down the stage with co-star Kelli O’Hara in The King and I’s iconic polka, “Shall We Dance?”

Photograph by Paul Kolnik

An actor’s rule on stage and screen

March-April 2016

Carlton Cuse with a young Norman Bates (played by Freddie Highmore) on the set of Bates Motel
Photograph courtesy of Carlton Cuse

Television’s Carlton Cuse on what animates his work

January-February 2016

Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals celebrate the actress and writer.


MTV's president of programming and the executive producer of <i>Masters of Sex</i> on their craft