A Cambridge Harmony

In the music clubs of Cambridge, an inspiring history and tight-knit community unite and drive musicians and fans alike.


Hear Me Out: 'Let It Happen'

"Let it Happen" works equally well as an intimate psychedelic exploration and a Daft Punk-esque banger. In short, it’s a stunning reemergence.

“To Pimp A Butterfly” A Provocative and Ground-Breaking Collage

To Pimp a Butterfly” is artistically exquisite and emotionally profound— Kendrick Lamar is not simply a rapper but an artist of the highest caliber.

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On Campus

‘The Last Five Years’ Promises Relatability

"[I]t's the kind of 'slice-of-life' piece that will always reach its audiences because it touches on problems with [one’s] career, identity, and relationships," director Steve Kunis says of "The Last Five Years," which runs April 2-5 in the Adams Pool Theater.

'SKETCH' Brings Laughs to Adams Pool Theater

Now in its second year, “SKETCH,” which ran from March 26th to March 28th in the Adams Pool Theater, is Harvard’s stab at creating its own live, entirely student-written sketch comedy show.


"It Follows" Follows Through

"It Follows" exerts mastery not only over a genre—horror—but over the entire medium of cinema.

'Cinderella' Enchants (to a Point)

Disney's live-action "Cinderella" remake is the studio's first effort to revisit the movie in years—but will the movie give the ancient story the modern glass slipper in needs and deserves?


'The Poser' A Real Read

The novel is full of insights into human nature, as if Rubin himself had some sort of arcane power. In its totality, “The Poser” is a debut novel that demonstrates inspiring originality—of premise, of plot, and of style.

'World Gone By' a Letdown in Plotting, but Great Character Portrait

While Lehane’s work is balanced by some truly beautiful descriptions of character that lie beneath what seems like a mere beach read, it ultimately rests on a series of cheap thrills, twists, and gunfire.

Big States, Little States

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction

Freshman Advising: Under Construction


Fight The Power

Kevin J. Friel and Anna Kim dissect the culture of protest songs.


The Days After

Maria continues to reevaluate her life in the wake of Lai's confession.


Streamlined, Modernized ‘Rinaldo’ Delights

The Boston Opera Collaborative’s version of George Frideric Handel’s “Rinaldo,” which ran at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology March 26-29, succeeded superbly in creating a production that was compelling, well-crafted, and accessible to all.

On Campus

Artist Spotlight: Kiran Gandhi

Kiran Gandhi graduated from Georgetown with a double major in political science and math before eventually coming to the Harvard Business School. And she's also making a contribution to the music scene. M.I.A.'s touring drummer sits with The Crimson to talk feminism and drumming, intellectualism and art, and Atomic Living--her personal life philosophy.

On Campus

Roving Reporter: Battle for Yardfest

The Crimson's roving reporter takes on the Cambridge Queen's Head Pub on Friday night as five Harvard bands battle for a slot at this year's Yardfest.


Industry of the Message


'Katya Kabanova' Brings Bohemia to Boston

On Campus

Renewed Recordings: Quad Sound Studios Serves Aspiring Musicians

Graduate School of Design

Designing Sustainability


Why the Food Network’s 'Chopped' is the Most Serious Entertainment on TV Today


Love is a Mixtape

Kevin J. Friel and Anna Kim collaborate on a romantic playlist and share their insights about the genre.


The Hotel

Maria remembers her wedding night, which didn't go as planned.

On Campus

Artist Spotlight: Andrew Lippa

Andrew Lippa sits down with The Crimson to talk about his work in musical theater and his critically acclaimed oratorical, “I Am Harvey Milk.”

On Campus

Radcliffe Pitches Prepare to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

The Radcliffe Pitches speak with The Crimson about their history as Harvard's oldest female a cappella group and the process of preparing for their 40th anniversary concert.


Facebook as Memoir: Identity & Self-Archivalism Today

Kirin Gupta investigates the cultural practice of "self-archiving."

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Hear Me Out: 'All Day'


'Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü' An Unsubtle Collection of Bangers


Hear Me Out: 'Should Have Known Better'

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'The Dream of My Return' a Nuanced Dream

On Campus

'Öğk' Exploits Experimentally