Keshava D. Guha

On Campus

When Relationships Get Too Close

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.

On Campus

Nair Reveals Challenges of Producing "The Reluctant Fundamentalist”

“This is the most difficult film I have ever made,” Nair said.

Music

Neither Wonderful, Nor Glorious

Eels’ new album unimpressive in the shadow of their oeuvre

Op-Eds

Should Governments Negotiate With Terrorists?

It is unfortunate that the question of whether to negotiate with designated terrorists often comes up at moments of crisis, when governments are at their lowest point of leverage.

Books

‘Ancient Light’ Ultimately Unilluminating

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.

Op-Eds

The Value of a Dollar

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.

Books

Unconvincing Melodrama in ‘The Cove’ Fails to Captivate

“The Cove,” despite some fine moments, is let down by its plodding narrative, unconvincing characters, and inconsistent writing. It ultimately descends into melodrama and clumsy political allegory.

Books

Harkaway’s Nostalgic ‘Angelmaker’ a Creative Crime Romp

Nick Harkaway’s new novel is a striking hybrid of Victorian swashbuckler and the post-modern absurd.

Music

Young Money's Tyga Poses No Threat To the Rap Throne

Six months after "Watch the Throne," there is an improbable, brash pretender to the throne.

Film

Danny Boyle Talks Eclecticism, ‘Hours’

Now, in “127 Hours,” perhaps the grittiest film of his entire career, director Danny Boyle has turned his attention, for the first time in over a decade, to realism.

On Campus

Jonathan Safran Foer Speaks at Harvard

Even though the Science of Cooking lottery has come and gone, the popularity of food—and space limitations on learning about ...

Music

M.I.A. Finds Herself In ‘Maya’

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.

Comments

Whither the Crimson?

In ethnic terms, the 137th guard represents quite possibly the most diverse aggregation in the newspaper’s history.

Books

An Epic Poem Wanting Ambition

'The Sri Lankan Loxodrome' by Will Alexander (New Directions)

Music

Carrie Underwood

Divest Harvard Assembles
Scrutiny

Arrested Divestment

Echelman string sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting the Town: Boston's Big Art

Boxes
Columns

ISIL is Not the End of the World

Difficulty Defining
Columns

The Difficulty of Defining Difficulty