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Making Space: Diversity, Inclusion, and the Arts at Harvard

As Harvard’s undergraduate student body has grown ever more diverse, many challenges remain in making the University a fully inclusive institution for all those admitted. According to The Crimson’s annual survey of graduating seniors, students of color at Harvard are less likely to concentrate in the arts and humanities than their white peers. But both faculty and students say that making the arts more open has rarely been so important.

Music

Arts Vanity: 'Trevor Sucks': The Death of Intellect

In a review of a very real album, Aziz B. Yakub reflects on the nature of art, history and metaphysical bankruptcy.

Top 10 Albums of 2016

The Crimson Arts Board presents its musical favorites of the year, from "Lemonade" to "A Moon Shaped Pool."

On Campus

Parker Quartet Enchants at Leverett Fall Concert

From dining hall to concert hall: The Parker Quartet brought the beguiling sounds of Haydn, Tan Dun, and Beethoven to Leverett for an annual dinner and performance.

HRDC Presents a Thoughtful Journey ‘Into the Woods’

“Into the Woods” has special relevance for college students, according to co-producer Emily E. Bergquist ’18. “[It’s about] what it means to have that moment that many people have in college where suddenly you realize the world is not really what you thought it was,” Bergquist says.

Film

The Arts 2016 Year-in-Review Survey Results

The numbers have been crunched and the results are in. The Harvard Crimson's arts board is proud to present the top 10 films, musics, books, TV shows, campus theater productions, and events, as determined by a Harvard-wide survey.

Top 10 Films of 2016

The Crimson Arts Board presents its cinematic favorites of the year, from "The Big Short" to "Sausage Party."

Books

‘Virgin and Other Stories’ Pointed and Cohesive

This collection contains more than your conventional sex stories.

‘Valiant Gentlemen’ Readable but Underdeveloped

Nothing in this book is daring enough or of a high enough quality to earn it the title of being “literary”—it is essentially a really long beach read.

On Campus

“Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls” Arrives at Farkas Hall

Piñatas, komodo dragons, a dog that turns into a human: These wacky sights, among others, will take the stage at Farkas Hall this weekend during Harvard’s production of Naomi Iizuka’s 1999 comedy “Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls.”

Arts

Guilty Pleasures: Romantic Comedies

Romantic comedies are an idealist’s dream, and that’s what makes this guilty pleasure all the more special.

Arts

Arts Vanity: Backlog? What Backlog?

Adriano O. Iqbal '18 (outgoing Editor-At-Large, incoming Columns exec) reminisces fondly on the highlights of his illustrious '15-'16 Arts Blog career.

Arts

Arts Vanity: The Official Crimson Arts Drinking Game

Are drinking games fun? Incoming Editor-At-Large Grace Z. Li wouldn’t know, but she made one up for Crimson Arts anyway.

Arts

Arts Vanity: Smells Like Arts Spirit—A Shoot Paper for Arts Calendar Exec

Outgoing Arts Chair Victoria Lin '17 is exposed as a desperate hanger-on to the Arts board with her shoot paper supporting her candidacy for Calendar exec.

Arts

Editors' Note: Ha D.H. Le '17 and Victoria Lin '17

Theater

Arts Vanity: Eight Days a Week

Books

Arts Vanity: Things That are Wrong with ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

Arts

Letter from the Design Execs

Arts

Arts Vanity: What is Art? A Definitive Answer

Arts

Arts Vanity: Don't Stop Believin'—A Shoot Paper for Arts Calendar Exec

Outgoing Arts Chair Ha D.H. Le '17 humbly submits her shoot paper for Arts Calendar exec (because clearly, three years of The Crimson isn't enough for her).

Arts

Arts Vanity: Eight Famous Artworks That Accurately Represent 2016

As the year draws to a close, it comes time to reflect, or maybe in the case of 2016, to forget.

Arts

Arts Vanity: Arts Columnist Application

Emily Zhao '19 (outgoing Columns exec) applies to be an Arts columnist. Her efforts are stunning.

Books

Arts Vanity: A Night With Crimson Arts—Five Artistic Stages (An Imagining)

Ever wonder what a night with Crimson Arts is like? Here's an imagining in five easy steps.

Arts

Arts Vanity: Seven Stunning Tips for Boosting Arts Readership

A BuzzFeed odyssey with Blog exec and fake journalist J. Thomas Westbrook.

On Campus

Arts Vanity: A Conversation with My Favorite Writers that Definitely Happened

Arts

Top 10 TV Shows of 2016

Arts

Arts Vanity: Trevor Sucks—The Movie

Music

Mitski Turned Paradise Rock Club Into Just Plain Paradise

Arts

'The Crown' Offers a Lush Look at a Sedate Ruler