Patrick Marber’s “Closer” is a play of extreme, if shallow, intensity. It features only four characters, each of whom is pitilessly revealed to be selfish, narcissistic, and hypocritical. In a setting as intimate as the Loeb Ex, “Closer”, which ran until April 27 and was directed by Lily R. Glimcher ‘14, had an almost suffocating effect.
The major weakness of “Ancient Light,” lies is not in its moments of gimmickry but in its vagueness. By not even attempting to consider basic questions, the novel risks rendering its own plot unintentionally absurd.
Perhaps it may be deemed foolish or naïve to ask that Harvard, particularly in light of the 2008 financial crisis, reject a donation such as Mr. Tata’s. At the same time, serious reflection might reveal to Harvard’s leadership that soliciting donations from rich Indians sends all the wrong messages.
This summer, as the media circus around Maya Arulpragasam, better known as M.I.A., intensified, the new album from this extraordinary, genre- and border-traversing pop artist was somewhat swept under the rug.