Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes Film Festival 2017

The Harvard Crimson sends its writer— Ethan B. Reichsman '18 —to the French Riviera to cover the Cannes Film Festival.

Music

“Half-Light” is the Best of Rostam’s Sensibilities

While “Half-Light” has its flaws, it succeeds in showing exactly how valuable Rostam is as a producer and instrumentalist, as well as in highlighting his songwriting craft.

Foo Fighters’ ‘Concrete and Gold’ Is Too Much Gold, Not Enough Concrete

The greatest rock musicians are often innovative, frighteningly unstable, excitingly flamboyant, or some combination. “Concrete and Gold,” like the rest of Foo Fighters’ discography, isn’t really any of these things.

On Campus

Artist Spotlight: Dan Byers

In June, Byers took the helm at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts.

Teaching the Real Game of Thrones

“Students would say, ‘Oh, this is like “Game of Thrones.’ And I would say ‘Well, if anything, it’s the other way around.’”

Film

Summer Movies Revisited

There are some films that just cannot be seen on the small screen, and there is no better example of this than “Dunkirk,” Christopher Nolan’s boldly experimental blockbuster war epic released earlier this summer. “Hampstead” is the most amiable summer romance that you probably have never heard of.

Enjoy “It”... If You Can

Pennywise’s gaping teeth reach their most terrifying and most alluring at exactly the same moment.

Books

‘The Mad Cartoonists of Cairo’ Reflect a Changing Middle East

Just days after the Egyptian prosecutor general died in a car bomb assassination, a cartoonist drew a citizen nagging a cloaked assassin to at least pay for his parking before he blew the car up.

Page to Screen: The Glass Castle

Suffice it to say, I had high expectations when I learned that “The Glass Castle” would become a movie in August 2017.

Arts

Music Video Breakdown: ‘Up in the Air’ by Thirty Seconds to Mars

The video starts off with a seizure trigger warning for people with photosensitive epilepsy, which indicates its incredible level of artistry.

Campus Arts

Harvard Art Museums' Study Center Showcases Warhol Collection

Every Monday between Sept. 11 and Oct. 2, the Harvard Art Museums are displaying six of the ten Marilyn Monroe silkscreen prints by Andy Warhol.

Theater

Portrait of an Artist: Ken Urban

​Ken Urban, playwright of “A Guide for the Homesick,” has returned to New England to work as a senior lecturer in the department of Music and Theater Arts at MIT.

Arts

What is Sound Editing? Sound Mixing?

Don’t know what sound editing is? That is probably because a sound editor’s work is most noticeable is when they are doing it poorly.

Arts

Guilty Pleasures: ‘Gossip Girl’

For those who do not know, “Gossip Girl” managed to convince thousands of teenage girls that Brooklyn is a cheap neighborhood, that headbands should be worn past the age of twelve, that you shouldn’t take drugs (at least not before the SATs), and that the solution to every problem is to spread gossip through anachronistic blog posts about your fellow New York prep-school friends.

Arts

‘American Horror Story: Cult’: A Monster Without Teeth

Books

Claire Messud Discusses 'The Burning Girl' at Brattle Theatre

On Campus

After Hours at the Museums: Color, Cocktails, Celebration

On Campus

Portrait of an Artist: John Wang '16

Books

Salman Rushdie Presents 13th Novel, ‘The Golden House’

Theater

‘The Aliens’: An Intimate Love Letter to the Ordinary

A testament to Baker’s keen sense of the intricacies of the everyday, “The Aliens” is a reflection on the meaning of friendship, the fine line between loser and genius, and the creation of art for the sake of creating anything at all.

Arts

‘You’re the Worst’: Could be Better

The show works when it functions the way I’ve mythologized it: as a show about the brokenness of the human soul.

Arts

What is Film Editing?

There’s a reason film editing is often called “the invisible art”: The goal of most editors is to create a seamless finished product, with no trace of their tampering. In reality, their fingerprints are all over the final film, and they are often among the most important figures in the entire process.

Arts

Unpopular Opinion: Youtube Beauty Bloggers

Their version of adulthood is glamorous, yes, but also glamorized. There’s a mentality surrounding YouTube stars, and celebrity culture in general, that these lifestyles are somehow ideal lives worthy of aspiration.

Music

Summer Music Breakdown

Crimson Arts breaks down summer's standout singles and albums.

Music

LCD Soundsystem Returns with Anthems to Apathy

Theater

‘The Weird’ Harnesses the Bizarre to Illuminate the Political

Music

‘Bad’ Turns 30: Revisiting the King’s Rockingest Album

Music

'Buckingham/McVie' Reunion Offers Familiar Delights

Arts

Portrait of An Artist: Kristen Visbal