Conducting Change

While the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra has undergone some major shifts in the past couple of years, most prominently with respect to its grading system, its members and director remain united in their commitment to success. Since 2009, HRO Director Federico Cortese has worked toward an ambitious goal: to create the best liberal arts orchestra in the country.

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Hear Me Out: 'Worship'

“Worship," by Years & Years, showcases the group's ability to stick to the tenets of their smooth electro-pop style while refining their sound.

'Mr. Wonderful' A Flamboyant and Fun Debut

On "Mr. Wonderful," Action Bronson balances honest, personal themes of internal struggle with his carefree attitude and incisive wordplay, resulting in a successful execution of an ambitious album.

On Campus

Elie Wiesel’s “The Choice” Premieres at Sanders Theatre

The Crimson speaks to director Guila Clara Kessous about the inspiration behind Elie Wiesel's play "The Choice," which made its world premiere in Sanders Theatre on Sunday.

'Hamlet' Driven by Strong Performances

Despite the novelty of Lelaina E. Vogel ’15's "Hamlet," its success was based on elements it might have shared with any other production. Certainly, the trappings and accoutrements of a show are significant, but, in this case, it was the cast who ultimately made the performance.


From the Vaults: 'Blade Runner'

Jude D. Russo loves "Blade Runner." Find out why in this installment of the semi-regular series "From the Vaults."


'Furious 7' Triumphantly Reaches Franchise Speed Limit

"Furious 7" is the perhaps the crowning achievement of the "Fast and Furious" franchise—but just barely.


‘The Fishermen’ Will Reel You In

Using the story of four young brothers as a magnifying lens, in "The Fishermen" Chigozie Obioma delves into the ways in which belief can build the deepest of bonds, only to eviscerate them in an instant.

‘The Physics of Sorrow’ Worth Getting Lost In

Bulgarian writer Georgi Gospodinov’s “The Physics of Sorrow” unites formal experimentation with emotional resonance in a compelling exploration of how and why humans tell stories.

Massachusetts Hall

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

Central Administration

Amidst Title IX Debate, Law Faculty Raise Governance Concerns

John Stilgoe Office

John Stilgoe’s Secret History

Big States, Little States

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard


Vicinity of Hilarity

Kevin J. Friel and Anna Kim examine a variety of approaches to the comedy music genre.


The flame

Maria remembers the first joint she smoked with Lai and the two finally talk.

On Campus

'GHOST' Provides a Haunting Take on Loss

“GHOST,” which ran April 9–12 in the Adams Pool Theater, put great trust in its audience’s capacity for reflection; the play was a balancing act of drama and comedy executed, for the most part, gracefully and skillfully.


'Past Habitual' a Bit Too Habitual

"Past Habitual" might have been much more successful had MacLochlainn resigned himself to simpler goals. Clean style and thematic impact are undervalued here, and the result is an interesting but rather muddled product.


'After the Tall Timber' a Tall and Terrifying Collection

When Adler’s writing coheres into something merciless yet moral, centrist yet radical, it soars. “After the Tall Timber” is almost always an absorbing, enlivening read.


Pilgrimage to Manasarovar


The Universal Language of Art

On Campus

'The Mikado' Generates Astonishing Energy

On Campus

'Queen of Spades' Delivers a Royal Flush


The Meaning Behind the Mask: Social Activism Through Theater

On Campus

Artist Spotlight: Mary-Grace R. Reeves

Mary-Grace R. Reeves '16 sits down with The Harvard Crimson to talk about dance and her work as an arts educator.

On Campus

“Duetti” Explores Duality of Movement and Relationships

"Duetti," which runs from April 10-18 at the Harvard Dance Center, seeks to challenge typical notions of what defines a duet.


ZZ Packer Speaks at the Barker Center

“I try to remind students that every word you are using is already in the dictionary. So you’re not coming up with new words, per se. What you are coming up with is ways to render a particular experience in words,” Packer said.

On Campus

Profiles: Identities 2015

The Crimson stopped backstage before the 2015 Identities Fashion Show to chat with the designers, board members, and models involved in the making of the event.


“OSCAR…” is a Wilde Collaboration

Mark J. Mauriello '15 speaks with The Crimson about the process of writing and directing his play "OSCAR at The Crown and the love that dare not speak its name," which premieres at the Oberon on April 15.

On Campus

'The Last Five Years': Meditations on Moving On

On Campus

Harvard Ballet Company’s  'Jungle Book’ A Wild Success


'Time Ages in a Hurry' an Unhurried Set of Gems

On Campus

Roving Reporter: Eastbound

On Campus

Harvard College Film Festival Engages Young Filmmakers