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Pauline B. Lim '88

The Working Artist

"It was like stepping off the edge of the world, to be an artist,” Pauline B. Lim ’88 said.

Music

The Psychedelic Otherworld of ‘Oracular Spectacular’’s Second Half

On its 10 year anniversary, maybe it’s finally time for us to give “Oracular Spectacular”’s second half a second chance.

Grace VanderWaal is Honest and Empathetic at The Sinclair

Charming and sincere, Grace VanderWaal’s performance promises more hits further down the road.

On Campus

Contending With Germany’s Complex Post-WWII Art History in ‘Inventur’ Lecture

The artist struck an emotional chord with the audience in the packed lecture hall—and through the simulcast—about the personal tragedy that affected his art.

Protest as Poetry at the “Migration and the Humanities” Conference

​The Feb. 8 and 9 “Migration and the Humanities” conference, organized by the Mahindra Humanities Center, set out to illustrate a point: that the humanities are a powerful way of understanding the modern migratory experience.

Film

Live-Action Oscar-Nominated Shorts Bring to Life Both Real and Fictional Tales

The 2018 Oscar nominations are in. We review this year's nominated live-action shorts.

From Frog Parties to Packing: This Year’s Animated Oscar-Nominated Shorts

The 2018 Oscar nominations came out last month. Here, we review the five animated shorts.

Books

‘The Immortalists’ Asks Questions About a Life Worth Living

“The Immortalists” asks questions whose answers could—and should—affect a reader's life.

Tavi Gevinson, ‘Rookie on Love,’ at the Cambridge Public Library

On Feb. 12, Tavi Gevinson stopped by the Cambridge Public Library to talk about her new book, “Rookie on Love.”

Arts

Music Video Breakdown: 'IDGAF' and Consumerism

Hidden behind Dua’s icy demeanor is a level of incisive commentary producible only by a young firebrand—an Albanian Karl Marx adorned with a single diamond earring.

Arts

Music Video Breakdown: 'Supplies' by Justin Timberlake

As J.T.’s attempts at political activism play out on screen, it becomes clear that he has taken on too much too fast too soon. This attempt to tackle Trump, #MeToo, Black Lives Matter, gun violence, and anti-Muslim discrimination in one four-minute music video is not tasteful.

Arts

Music Video Breakdown: 'Stir Fry' by Migos

Although Migos may have fallen short of an artistic statement, a coherent plot, and even an inoffensive video, they have succeeded in producing a visual spectacle that is, if nothing else, entertaining.

Arts

What (the Hell) Happened: Post-Trump Political Satire

Comedy has struggled hugely (or “yugely,” as the case may be) to speak to both aspects of the Trump phenomenon. Usually, modern Trump comedy errs on the side of easy humor with a touch of desperation.

Books

'Educated': Truthful and Heart-Wrenching

Westover questions the doctrines her family has instilled in her since birth, the reliability of memory, and the obligations a daughter has to her family.

Columns

3AM Cinema Club: Chapter 2

Books

Tayari Jones Speaks About Race and Marriage at the Harvard Book Store

Books

Some Sun, Some Burn: Lippman’s Crime Thriller is a Mixed Bag

Books

‘The Queen of Hearts:’ a Heartrending Drama

Theater

Kit Yan Saves the Day in Oberon’s ‘Queer Heartache’

Theater

Portrait of an Artist: Clyde Petersen

What is it like to grow up transgender with a schizophrenic single mother?

Arts

Everything Sucks!’: Any Fans of the ‘90s?

The nerdy high school freshman kids in audiovisual (A/V) club, the theme of unrequited love, and introverts stepping out of their comfort zones could be in any ‘90s, coming-of-age movie or TV show, and “Everything Sucks!” is no exception. But the Netflix original takes all of these familiar tropes and exaggerates them to comedic effect, altering them to sidestep expectations.

Arts

‘Queer Eye’ Reminds Us That Love Is Universal

While the producers of “Queer Eye” stated that the show’s purpose is “to turn Red States pink”, the show accomplishes far more than that. The show emphasizes our commonality and reaffirms that, despite the divisions of today, we are all human.

Columns

My Sister Will be Hungry: Part II

I sought safety in myself, in the protrusion of vertebrae, in the growth of fine pigmentless fur that spread over my skin—any palpable proof of purity.

Arts

‘The Joel McHale Show’’s Topical Potential Is Undermined by Shoddy Writing and Annoying Marketing

The video compiler for “The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale” needs to be given a large bonus for being the sole saving grace in the otherwise lousy production of this new Netflix comedy show.

Books

“The Sky is Yours”: A Twisted Future Consumed by Consumption

Film

‘Black Panther’ Sets a New Standard for Superhero Movies

Columns

A Rat, a Turkey, and a Squirrel Walk into the Yard...

Film

‘The 15:17 to Paris’ a Well-Meaning Dud

Film

Finally ‘Freed’ from ‘Fifty Shades’

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