For the Kids

In the Boston area, the production and distribution of children’s and young adult books continue to thrive amidst an ever-evolving market.

Music

Artist Spotlight: Duncan Rock

Australian baritone Duncan Rock is a rising star in the opera world. Performing his first lead role in the U.S. in Boston Lyric Opera's production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” he sat down with The Crimson to discuss his discovery of opera, his personal take on “Don Giovanni,” and his thoughts on opera’s future.

Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble Connect Cultures Through Music

Formed in 2000 by Yo-Yo Ma '76, the Silk Road Ensemble seeks to promote cross-cultural understanding through music. As artists in residence at Harvard since 2005, the music group participated in a panel discussion on Monday, April 20, and gave a concert with Ma last Friday.

On Campus

Lowell Holds Annual May Day Poetry Reading

On May 1, the Lowell House Poemical Society held its annual May Day Poetry Reading in Lowell’s Senior Common Room. With recitations ranging from Sanskrit verse to e.e. cummings, from Keats to student compositions, the reading formed a part of Lowell's traditional May Day celebrations.

Eleganza Empowers

On April 25, the Lavietes Pavilion transformed into the runway for fashion-dance show Eleganza. A high-energy production, Eleganza seeks to present the three pillars of the organization: fashion, charity, and diversity.

Film

From Cannes: "La loi du marché" ("The Measure of a Man") Comes Up to Scratch

In our continuing coverage from Cannes, Tianxing Lan examines Stéphane Brizé's soul-crushing drama about a man cornered by his economic circumstances, "La loi du marché" (English "The Measure of a Man").

From Cannes: "O Piseu" ("Office") Thrills, Horrifies

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Alan Xie reviews "O Piseu" (English "Office"), a horrifying South Korean crime drama and the debut film of director Hong Won-chan.

Books

'My Struggle' Doesn't Struggle to Succeed

In “Book Four,” Knausgaard peels backs the curtains on his early years and brings forth a brutally honest story that remains hard to tear away from despite being incredibly mundane.

'Poxl West' a Soaring First Flight

Torday’s indisputable, immense talent as a writer and storyteller manage to keep "The Last Flight" from dipping dangerously close to the haphazard.

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Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’

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Harvard Faculty Donate to Democrats by Wide Margin

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Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

Film

From Cannes: "Louder Than Bombs" Disjointed but Touching

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Alan Xie reviews "Louder Than Bombs," a flawed but nuanced portrait of a family in mourning.

Film

From Cannes: "Dheepan" Oppressive, Nuanced

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Alan Xie reviews Jacques Audiard's "Dheepan," an oppressively dark examination of the living conditions of immigrants in France.

Film

From Cannes: "Carol" Stuns

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Tianxing Lan reviews "Carol," a romantic drama featuring tremendous performances from Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.

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From Cannes: "Inside Out" a Colorful, Fresh Allegory

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Alan Xie reviews "Inside Out," a refreshing new Pixar film about the emotions.

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From Cannes: "Sicario" a Raw Look at the Drug War

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Alan Xie reviews "Sicario," a police drama taking a long, hard look at the drug wars.

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From Cannes: "Mon roi" Melodramatic but Successful

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From Cannes: "Tale of Tales" Brings Stories to Life

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From Cannes: New "Max" Has Highest Octane Yet

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From Cannes: Precocious "Afterthought" a Startling Debut

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From Cannes: "Saul Fia" Startles

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From Cannes: "The Lobster" Grabs Success

In our continuing coverage from Cannes, Alan Xie reviews director Yorgos Lanthimos's first English-language feature, "The Lobster," which complicates the usual dichotomies of dystopia films.

Film

From Cannes: Woody Allen's "Irrational Man" Finest Yet

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Alan Xie reviews Woody Allen's "Irrational Man," which is the director's finest film in some years and perhaps his finest ever.

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From Cannes: "As Mil E Uma Noites" ("Arabian Nights") Brings Fantasy to Reality

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Tianxing Lan reviews the odd satirical film "As Mil E Uma Noites" ("Arabian Nights"), in which director Miguel Gomes uses fantasy to explain the reality of modern Portugal.

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From Cannes: "Nahid" a Powerful Representation of Iranian Society

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Tianxing Lan reviews "Nahid," a powerful drama about a divorced woman trying to raise her son in modern Iran.

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From Cannes: "Mia madre" ("My Mother") Touching and Virtuosic

In our continuing coverage of Cannes, Tianxing Lan reviews Nanni Moretti's "Mia madre" (English "My Mother"), which weaves together disparate narratives to paint a melancholy picture of its subject's life.

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From Cannes: Portman's Debut "Tale" a Good Start

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From Cannes: "Trees" Not So Bad As Reported

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From Cannes: "Our Little Sister" Falls Short

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From Cannes: "An" ("Sweet Red Bean Paste") a Cinematic Confection

Arts

Cannes Film Festival Roundup