Governors Ball 2016

Governors Ball 2016

The Harvard Crimson sent two of its writers—Michael L. McGlathery and Mila Gauvin II—to New York's Randall's Island to cover the Governors Ball Music Festival.

Music

If Sober, Skip 'Skiptracing'

"I wanted to push the technology to the limit and make an ultra clean record that sounded crystallized at any volume,” he said. It sets “Skiptracing” apart from Mild High Club’s previous effort.

‘Total Mojo Renewal’: KT Tunstall on New Album ‘KIN’

"Really you’ve just got to respect the fact that your inspiration has come. The material was so strong that I would have been really foolish not to follow up."

On Campus

Portrait of an Artist: The Lighthouse Keepers

The first few weeks of school are always buzzing on campus, and Harvard’s indie folk-inspired quintet the Lighthouse Keepers has contributed to the excitement this fall. Consisting of Abby L. Westover ’17, Ella M. Duncan ’17, Colby S. Knight ’17, Aidan R. Chavez ’18, and Matt Matsudaira ’17, the band published a single, “In a Moment,” on Sept. 3

Love and Violence: ‘Stop Kiss’ Comes to Harvard

Director Casey J. Durant ’18 says it was important to find a script that was not only a political statement, but that also told an engaging and intellectually stimulating story.

Film

"Queen of Katwe" Charms with Sincerity

“Queen of Katwe” is an exquisitely shot, powerfully acted, and delicately, intelligently directed film that does justice to the inspiring story of its protagonist.

Cannes Daily Round-Up: Day 4

Arts staff writers Steven S.K. Hao '18 and Tianxing V. Lan '18 recap screenings from the fourth day of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Books

‘Mooncop’ an Eerie Examination of Modern Life

“Mooncop” is a poignant tale of loneliness and the overwhelming speed of technological advancement, told through simple yet expressive drawings.

'Reputations' a Technical and Moral Tour de Force

In a story spanning only two days of plot-time, Mallarino and the reader successfully confront questions such as: Should one be moral if one’s surroundings require amorality to survive? What are our responsibilities in wielding power?

Arts

The Highs and Lows of ‘High Maintenance’

“High Maintenance” is highly successful in the twists and turns of its writing and is blatantly unafraid to push boundaries.

Books

'Dear Mr. M' A Jarring Mystery Without a Clear Conscience

Koch is so capable a literary technician that he manages to mold clichés into an enigmatic and unique intrigue that is simultaneously political and timeless, pulpy and profound.

Arts

'American Horror Story' More Absurd Than Frightening

The episode follows a multiracial couple who move to an eerie farm house in the-middle-of-nowhere, North Carolina, and (shocker!) begin to uncover that their house is, in fact, haunted.

Arts

The King Doesn't Live Long in 'Reigns'

Your decisions are brought to you in the form of cards; each card, presented by a character with their own mysterious motivations, is stylishly crowned with a minimalist depiction of that character.

Arts

What the Hell Happened: Hollywood’s Endless Remakes

Nabokov’s writing reveals how utterly meaningless the term “original” is—every work of art relies on the one preceding it, either as inspiration or antithesis.

Arts

‘Son of Zorn’ Leaves Reality Looking Lifeless

Arts

Guilty Pleasures: Jaden Smith’s Tweets

Arts

‘Atlanta’ Polishes an Overdone Premise

On Campus

Harvard Art Museums Introduce New Director at Student Late Night

On Campus

Artist Spotlight: The Boston Opera Guy

Music

Odyssey’s ‘Dimitrij’ Epic, If Exhausting

The grand opera made for a worthwhile way to spend a Friday night—at least for those with the requisite patience to withstand the musical marathon.

Museums

MFA Kicks Off Season of Contemporary Art With Packed Overnight

On Saturday, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts hosted its first #mfaNOW event, an all-night celebration of contemporary art intended to draw in the city’s younger crowd.

Off Campus

The Lilypad Offers Up Original Performances in Inman Square

The Lilypad, a tiny performance space and art gallery at the heart of Inman, is a far cry from the frenzy of university life. The venue hosts writers, musicians, and artists and, according to its website, brings audiences “The Most Original Live Music in the World. Every night.”

Arts

What the Hell Happened: Memes on Facebook

Many Facebook users have found their newsfeeds transformed from colorful ecosystems of photo albums, news articles, and videos into what resembles iceberg-ridden seascapes of white-framed memes.

Arts

Music Video Breakdown: 'Fade' by Kanye West

This simplistic image actually draws upon sources like “Flashdance,” Jean-Paul Goude’s boxing photographs of Grace Jones, ’70’s and ’80’s porn (for the oily texture), the Olympics, and the NBA championship.

On Campus

Artist Spotlight: Tyler S. Parker

On Campus

VES Visiting Faculty Exhibition Prompts Conversation

On Campus

With Eye Toward Inclusion, Harvard Arts Community Welcomes Class of 2020

Visual Arts

MFA Opens Strong Slate of Fall Exhibitions

Arts

Poetry, Performance, and Intimacy at Oberon