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Harvard’s residential housing system is currently in the midst of a massive overhaul––Quincy and Leverett have already undergone extensive renewal, and Dunster is slated to go under the knife next year. But this focus on modernization only tells part of the story. Each of Harvard’s twelve residential houses is home to artifacts that attest to its singular history.

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Music

Tasty "Food" Branches into Experimental Territory

Though its retro-leaning soul isn’t the bump-and-grinding Kelis of her earliest days, nor the genre-navigating aficionado of her middle career, “Food” is an album that is thoroughly Kelis from the first bite to the last.

Hear Me Out: Lana Del Rey, "West Coast"

The dysfunctional relationships, bad boys, and air of sadness are probably all here to stay, but it does seem like Lana Del Rey is branching out technically.

On Campus

"The Drowsy Chaperone" Is a Vaudeville Extravaganza with a Modernist Flair

The Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone,” set to run April 25 to May 4, is a vaudeville extravaganza with a modernist flair. A show-within-a-show, the musical focuses on the ensuing escapades before the wedding of diva Janet van de Graaf (Tess V. Davison ’16)—all accompanied by commentary from the mysterious narrator Man in Chair (Andy J. Boyd ’14).

An Enchanting “Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Perhaps fitting for a play that deals so much in dreams, director Mikhaila R. Fogel ’16’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” which ran through April 20, offered college-age viewers a fantastical glimpse back to their childhood in the ’90s (and its attendant fashion nightmares). Though not perfect, the Hyperion Shakespeare Company’s utterly committed performances and campy take on classic theater made for an enchanting show that more than overcame its flaws.

Film

Cambodian Filmmaker Finds Truth Beneath the Killing Fields

On April 17 at the Carpenter Center, the Mahindra Humanities Center hosted a film screening of “Enemies of the People,” followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker. The 2009 film follows Sambath’s 10-year search for confessions and explanations for the 1975-1979 Cambodian genocide that led to the massacre of nearly two million people during the reign of the Khmer Rouge.

"Heaven Is for Real" Superficial

"Heaven Is for Real" describes four-year-old Colton Burpo's alleged religious experience, but is burdened by a shallow message and clumsy filmmaking to produce an ultimately unlikeable exercise in boredom.

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Books

'Talking to Ourselves' an Affecting Examination of Death

Neuman ties together his characters’ thoughts with an effective and chronologically elastic narrative, which magnifies the already staggering emotional and technical depth of his unforgettable “Talking to Ourselves.”

'Downs' Reaches Great Heights

The novel itself is unassuming enough: a meek paperback totaling 165 pages, easily lost among a bookshelf of grander volumes. However, the old adage about judgment and covers should be taken seriously here—this little book has a lot to say.

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Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

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Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

Books

'Talking to Ourselves' an Affecting Examination of Death

Neuman ties together his characters’ thoughts with an effective and chronologically elastic narrative, which magnifies the already staggering emotional and technical depth of his unforgettable “Talking to Ourselves.”

On Campus

Cambodian Filmmaker Finds Truth Beneath the Killing Fields

On April 17 at the Carpenter Center, the Mahindra Humanities Center hosted a film screening of “Enemies of the People,” followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker. The 2009 film follows Sambath’s 10-year search for confessions and explanations for the 1975-1979 Cambodian genocide that led to the massacre of nearly two million people during the reign of the Khmer Rouge.

Columns

Boston’s Spoken Word Laureate

Virginia Marshall discusses the historical role of poet laureates and the future of Boston's Poet Laureate position.

Columns

Rocks

This week, our protagonist follows Collin to discover a secret about their family land.

Columns

Olympia

Adela Kim discusses the birth of modernism and its ties to protest art.

Film

"Finding Vivian Maier": A Compelling Portrait of an Unknown Genius

On Campus

Kushner's Classic Resurrected

Film

The Heartbreaking History of "The Railway Man"

Visual Arts

Art House

Harvard’s residential housing system is currently in the midst of a massive overhaul––Quincy and Leverett have already undergone extensive renewal, and Dunster is slated to go under the knife next year. But this focus on modernization only tells part of the story. Each of Harvard’s twelve residential houses is home to artifacts that attest to its singular history.

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On Campus

The Intrinsics Bring The Soul

Composed of ten band members, The Intrinsics combine vocalists, horns, percussion, and strings to produce an energetic, buoyant sound.

Music

Tasty "Food" Branches into Experimental Territory

Though its retro-leaning soul isn’t the bump-and-grinding Kelis of her earliest days, nor the genre-navigating aficionado of her middle career, “Food” is an album that is thoroughly Kelis from the first bite to the last.

Music

Hear Me Out: Lana Del Rey, "West Coast"

The dysfunctional relationships, bad boys, and air of sadness are probably all here to stay, but it does seem like Lana Del Rey is branching out technically.

Film

"Heaven Is for Real" Superficial

"Heaven Is for Real" describes four-year-old Colton Burpo's alleged religious experience, but is burdened by a shallow message and clumsy filmmaking to produce an ultimately unlikeable exercise in boredom.

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Film

Georgia "In Bloom"

Film

'Oculus' Is a Fresh Look at the Horror Movie Genre

On Campus

Song Cycles Done Right in "Songs for a New World"