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Intelligent Design: Negotiating the Identity of the Architecture Track

Three years ago the new architecture studies track within the HAA Department welcomed its first concentrators. Though the program has faced difficulties related to its somewhat pre-professional nature and its evolving relationship with the GSD, its commitment to providing students with knowledge that transcends technical design augurs a promising future.

Music

Hear Me Out: Aphex Twin, 'minipops 67 [120.2] [source field mix]'

"minipops 67" showcases Aphex Twin’s often overlooked ear for harmony while breathing life into an upcoming album that now promises to stay true to his discography.

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Worden Bares Her Soul on 'This Is My Hand'

From the moment the album’s opening snare drum line jars the senses into submission, “This Is My Hand” sports a distinct, mesmerizing sound that is both carefully constructed and spontaneous.

On Campus

Artist Spotlight: Mikko Nissinen

The Crimson spoke with the artistic director of Boston Ballet about his upcoming projects and the state of Harvard Dance.

'A Love Supreme' Still Revealing Truths 50 Years Later

Would there have been a “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” without Coltrane’s vision? If the enthusiastic standing-room only crowd that came to see the Sept. 3 colloquium was any indication, the influence of Coltrane’s magnum opus continues to awe half a century after the saxophonist’s death.

Film

"Skeleton Twins" Both Grim and Comedic

There are a lot of dissonant notes in “The Skeleton Twins,” but at some point the film, like its troubled characters, does begin to achieve a difficult harmony. Johnson’s suggests how, by sharing our burdens in mutual sympathy and good humor, we just may have the chance to keep each other afloat.

Fall TV Preview

Catch this fall's hottest television premieres, from new episodes of "Bob's Burgers" to the finale of "Parks and Recreation" after seven years.

Books

Wineberg's Success 'Bittersweet'

Although the plot seems standard for an immigrant book, “On Bittersweet Place” largely escapes cliché through the protagonist’s incredibly endearing voice.

Chevillard Probes Dichotomy between 'The Author and Me'

Purportedly setting out to prove the independence of the voices of narrator and character from their originator, Chevillard presents a haunting argument for the inescapability of the author.

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Intelligent Design: Negotiating the Identity of the Architecture Track

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Harvard vs. Yale
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Freshman Survey Part V: A Look at New Haven

Race

Race and the Runway

Victoria Lin discusses the troubling "race-blind" approach that casting directors for major fashion designers take.

Columns

Across Ohio

Ashley Zhou begins a work of fiction, joining friends Sarah and Rachel on road trip Sarah is taking to visit her mother in the wake of her son's death.

Theater

'Dinner' Served Lukewarm

Simply put, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” suffers from thematic inconsistency: from the direction to the performances and even the wardrobe, the show tries and fails to make the production simultaneously a contemporary criticism of racial dynamics in America and a unique cultural product of the ’60s.

Music

Karen O Bares Soul with 'Crush Songs'

With “Crush Songs,” her first proper solo album, Karen O returns to the low-tech tape recorders on which she cut her teeth.

Film

'Dolphin Tale 2' Soft and Sickly

Dolphin Tale 2 continues with its predecessors' poorly written story and characters as a somewhat entertaining mainstream vehicle for pre-teens.

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Catching Up With OK Go

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On Campus

Portrait of an Artist: David Hilliard

Music

Shabazz Palaces Raises the Bar on "Lese Majesty"

Music

Lewis is Cleverly Emotive on "The Voyager"

Theater

'Finding Neverland' an Enduring Wonder

The freshness of the darker musical numbers and dynamism of the cast salvage these occasional stumbles into simplicity and sweetness, practically ensuring that “Finding Neverland” will be a Broadway success.

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Books

“Secret Place” a Transporting Experience

Reading “The Secret Place” is like living adolescence all over again: tumbling down a hole into adulthood, awakening to a world terrifically distorted yet recognizable, feeling misunderstood by everyone and desperate to please.

Books

“Clocks” Worth Your Time

It is difficult for a single review to capture everything that is David Mitchell's “The Bone Clocks.” The novel is by turns family drama, political commentary, cultural history, fantasy epic, and post-apocalyptic vision.

On Campus

Hip-Hop Goes 'Underground' at Harvard

The initiative to showcase Harvard’s hip-hop scene was led by the Harvard College Rap Collective and also featured performances from the 10.12.60’s, Passus, The Harvard Undergraduate Drummers (THUD), and KeyChange.

Music

Interpol Paints Over its Past

In “El Pintor,” their first release after a four-year hiatus, Interpol delivers a well-made comeback album with the band’s old melancholy but also a fresh new vitality.

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Dark Themes Dominate "Nobody's Smiling"

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"Trouble in Paradise" No Trouble On the Ears

Music

Morrissey Shows His Teeth on "World Peace"

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Music

Sia Sells Pop on “1000 Forms of Fear”

Music

Beverly's Debut an Underwhelming Summer Jam