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Arts Blog examines the lasting values and influence of iconic cartoon episodes and attempts to contextualize them “in a modern lens.” This week, we examine the classic “Rock A Bye Bi-Valve”
Everyone knows Wes Anderson has a penchant for framing, but how should we define his style and place it in directorial history?
Yardfest headliner Janelle Monae’s forays into futuristic soul on her albums “The ArchAndroid” and “The Electric Lady” aren’t the first time a popular musician has crafted albums around heady concepts of dystopia and (occasionally) utopia. This week, the Arts Blog explores a few of our other favorite sci-fi-themed albums.
The further away the critics and film historians of Arts Blog get from Housing Day, the more significance the videos seem to garner in our eyes. The residents of Lowell, Eliot, and Cabot all receive rave reviews for their evocations of master auteurs in the second installment of this Housing Video retrospective. Look out for Parts 3 and 4 over the weekend.
Arts Blog presents a pretentious analytical examination of the Housing Day videos, complete with stylistic comparisons to famed directors.
This week’s Playlist celebrates four musicians who came out from behind the shadows of imposing contemporaries
The Crimson Arts board predicts the winners for some of the most hotly contested categories at this year's Academy Awards, held on Sunday, March 2nd.
With the recent releases of “The Book Thief” and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” it seems as though most popular books today are accompanied by their movie counterparts. Some adaptations, like the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, garner widespread popularity and critical acclaim while others, like the “Lord of the Rings” prequel “The Hobbit,” are profoundly unimpressive. Here are some of the best and worst book-to-film adaptations: