For the Kids

In the Boston area, the production and distribution of children’s and young adult books continue to thrive amidst an ever-evolving market.

Music

Boston Calling Sunday Recap: May 24, 2015

The Pixies brought Boston Calling to a powerful close, and artists like The Avett Brothers, alt-j, and Alabama Shakes will pick up the gauntlet this coming September.

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Boston Calling Friday Recap: May 22, 2015

Boston Calling certainly operates at a smaller scale than more famous festivals with longer pedigrees—it only ever brings in a couple of artists as big as Beck—but it has a great deal to recommend it beyond its convenience for locals.

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On Campus

Lowell Holds Annual May Day Poetry Reading

On May 1, the Lowell House Poemical Society held its annual May Day Poetry Reading in Lowell’s Senior Common Room. With recitations ranging from Sanskrit verse to e.e. cummings, from Keats to student compositions, the reading formed a part of Lowell's traditional May Day celebrations.

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Eleganza Empowers

On April 25, the Lavietes Pavilion transformed into the runway for fashion-dance show Eleganza. A high-energy production, Eleganza seeks to present the three pillars of the organization: fashion, charity, and diversity.

Film

From Cannes: "Valley of Love" Fails to Rise

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Tianxing Lan reviews Guillaume Nicloux's disappointing would-be mystical road trip film, "Valley of Love."

From Cannes: "The Little Prince" a Little Disappointment

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Tianxing Lan reviews Mark Osborne's lackluster rendition of Saint-Exupéry’s "Le Petit Prince" (English "The Little Prince").

Books

Elizabeth Alexander at the Cambridge Public Library

Making art was my way of moving through grief.… I continually engage with various art forms in the book because that’s how I know that I’m alive, and that’s what I care to live on.

'Coup de Foudre' a Clever Collection

Kalfus is at his best when he isn't trying too hard to be innovative, when he embraces the oddities that give his stories their spark without forgetting the need for character development and a sense of closure.

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Beauty After Ruin

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Year In Review 2015

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Year in Sports 2015

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Class of 2015, By the Numbers

Dance

Boston Ballet Pushes the Limits with "Thrill of Contact"

“Thrill of Contact” offers up a little bit of everything, from the classical to the avant-garde, from the campy to the brand new, in a program that pushes the boundaries of what ballet looks like.

Film

From Cannes: "Macbeth" a Fresh Take

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Alan Xie reviews Justin Kurzel's new adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal "Macbeth."

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From Cannes: "Youth" Not Quite Up to Scratch

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Tianxing Lan reviews Paolo Sorrentino's "Youth," a touching examination of old age. Unfortunately, "Youth" does not quite live up to Sorrentino's last film, "The Great Beauty."

Music

Boston Calling Saturday Recap: May 23, 2015

Though perhaps not as enormous as the crowd that had turned out for Beck and though some of the teenage girls seemed to have left, an impressively large crowd remained at City Hall Plaza into the night to hear My Morning Jacket’s last few songs.

Film

From Cannes: Point/Counterpoint: "Marguerite & Julien"

In a point/counterpoint review from Cannes, Tianxing Lan and Alan Xie debate the merits of "Marguerite & Julien."

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From Cannes: "Hitchcock/Truffaut" Illuminates

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From Cannes: "La loi du marché" ("The Measure of a Man") Comes Up to Scratch

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From Cannes: "O Piseu" ("Office") Thrills, Horrifies

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From Cannes: "Louder Than Bombs" Disjointed but Touching

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From Cannes: "Dheepan" Oppressive, Nuanced

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From Cannes: "Nie Yinniang" ("The Assassin") Almost Too Deliberate

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Tianxing Lan reviews "Nie Yinniang" ("The Assassin"), Hou Hsiao-Hsien's first wuxia film.

Arts

From Cannes: "The Other Side" a Unique Look at Marginalization

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Alan Xie reviews Roberto Minervini's "The Other Side," a film devoted to showing the lives led beyond the margins of mainstream American society in rural Louisiana.

Arts

From Cannes: "Love" Beautiful, Blasphemous

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Tianxing Lan reviews "Love," Gaspar Noé's scandalous new film.

Arts

From Cannes: "Chronic" Touching, Well-Crafted

In our continuing coverage from Cannes, Alan Xie reviews "Chronic," a touching film about the life of a professional caretaker.

Film

From Cannes: "Shan He Gu Ren" ("Mountains May Depart") Beautiful but Flawed

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Tianxing Lan reviews "Shan He Gu Ren" ("Mountains May Depart"), a film by ​Jia Zhang-Ke that documents a love story spanning several decades.

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From Cannes: "Carol" Stuns

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From Cannes: "Inside Out" a Colorful, Fresh Allegory

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From Cannes: "Sicario" a Raw Look at the Drug War

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From Cannes: "The Lobster" Grabs Success

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From Cannes: Woody Allen's "Irrational Man" Finest Yet

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