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A Two-Way Street: Urban Arts Exchange Between Boston and New York

The arts offer a unique example of a flowering cultural exchange and promising potential for collaboration between New York and Boston.


'Vestiges and Claws' Beautiful But Lacking in Innovation

Though “Vestiges and Claws” is both melodically and lyrically stunning, José González's third effort offers little in terms of emotional depth or any semblance of artistic innovation from his previous work.

Hear Me Out: "No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross"

Violently Christian and filled with Millenial obscenity, "No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross" straddles apparently contradictory worlds, inhabiting a deeply melancholy and liminal space of its own.

On Campus

"Stranger" Expects to Be No Stranger to Success

"Stranger," described as “really exciting, really intense, and really psychological," tells the story of two people on an airplane together. The show runs from Feb. 27 to March 7 in the Loeb Ex.

Artist Spotlight: Karen Christianson

Karen E. Christianson '17 has performed at Notre Dame, Salzburg Cathedral, and Westminster Abbey. When she isn't at her organ, however, she is a Harvard student, and this week, she took time off from her atypical schedule to talk with The Crimson on her music.


'Fifty Shades' Monochromatic

'Fifty Shades of Grey' is fifty shades of dull.

"Red Army" a Moving Portrait

“Red Army” succeeds as an insightful history lesson on the symbolic and ideological conflict embodied by the hockey games that occurred during this time. What separates this political documentary from others is its deeply passionate portrayal of the men behind the Soviet success.


'I am Radar' More than Epic

Larsen's writing drips with creativity; the characters are deep and engaging. In the shortest summation that can be mustered: “I Am Radar” is a journey that far surpasses its destination.

'A Spool of Blue Thread' Spins a Disappointingly Disconnected Tale

Unfortunately, Tyler spends a good portion of the book stuck in prolonged ending and at the same time the book itself ends too fast. “A Spool of Blue Thread” proves unable to mend Tyler’s disconnected portrait of the entire family.

Kaledora Kiernan-Linn

The Dropouts

Snow on Plympton

More Snow Looming, College Alters Dining Schedule

Divest Harvard Rally
Central Administration

After 24-Hour Sit-In, Divest Harvard Protesters Leave Mass. Hall




No footnotes

Kirin Gupta reflects on the way we compartmentalize our identities.


Kids These Days

As we demand increasingly more of our young, and we champion our current figureheads of young achievement, dystopian YA novels have grown to reflect this aspect of forced adulthood.


The Untouched

Maria and Lai begin to pick up the pieces after the fire, and Maria learns something she didn't know about Lai.


Urbanity Dance Makes Performance Debut at the Institute of Contemporary Art

Local performing arts non-profit World Music/CRASHarts presented Boston-based contemporary dance company Urbanity Dance’s first full program at the Institute of Contemporary Art on Feb. 20. The show’s five pieces offered an exploration of elemental forces—of light, gravity, and energy itself—while remaining rooted in human emotion, engaging with both the audience and the performance space around it.


'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' Circles the Drain

"Hot Tub Time Machine 2" proves to be a tepid sequel, losing the main character who tied the first film together and failing to fill out auxiliary characters.


'If You're Reading This It's Too Late' A Missive From On High


'Another Eternity' Entrancing Electronic Poetry


Hear Me Out: 'One Man Can Change the World"


The Burning


The Role of Metaphor

On Campus

Roving Reporter: Cultural Rhythms 2015

Crimson Arts' Roving Reporter speaks to students, parents, and performers at the 2015 Cultural Rhythms festival.


Hear Me Out: 'The Blacker the Berry'

“The Blacker the Berry,” the second single off Lamar’s as-of-yet untitled third album, reverses the infectious optimism and self-love of “i” to deal with hatred within the black community in a way that is equal parts brutal and compelling.


Undercutting the Power of 'Fifty Shades'

“Fifty Shades of Grey” is an inane, stupidly constructed movie, but people are seeing it and therefore giving it power. And we should stop while we can, because no one—male or female—wins here.


'Better Call Saul' a Show of Its Own

"Better Call Saul" shares cinematographic and thematic elements with "Breaking Bad" but still manages to be its own show as it explores the origins of sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman.

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Oscars 2015: Snubs

Every year, films generate a certain amount of controversy at the Academy Awards when certain films are inevitably snubbed. A closer look at the snubbed films of 2015 that should have been honored at the 87th Oscars.

On Campus

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On Campus

The Boston Ballet at Harvard: A Glimpse of a Dance Form in Flux


'Satin Island' Floats in the Aura of Fiction

On Campus

Artist Spotlight: Alia Ali


'Find Me' Finds Balance Between Memory and Illusion