Crimson staff writer

Alexander E. Traub

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Lil’ Wayne

It comes as a shock that on his newest album, “Rebirth,” Wayne leaves rap music behind altogether in favor of an as-yet uncharted genre: rock

Bat Boy

Theater Previews

Student performances of Grease, Bat Boy, and Shulamis

Women's Squash

Harvard Keeps Rolling With Easy Sweep

The No. 2 Harvard women’s squash team (3-0) stayed undefeated in convincing fashion last night, routing ninth-ranked Dartmouth, 9-0.


Ninja Assassin

To say “Ninja Assassin” is “so bad it’s funny” is to misunderstand the extent to which this violent and confused baboon of a movie is “bad.”

Higher Education

Tufts President Calls For Less Risky Investments

In light of the investment losses suffered by the nation’s wealthiest universities this past year, schools with large endowments should ...


50 Cent

“Before I Self Destruct” (Interscope) -- 3 STARS


Going Underground: Biggers’ New Exhibition Explores Slavery

“This piece is...a little more surreal in context and performance,” Sanford Biggers, the 2009 Marshall S. Cogan Visiting Artist, says ...


Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant

“Can I turn into a bat and stuff?” wonders starry-eyed Darren Shan (Chris Massoglia), the newest vampire-adolescent to hop aboard ...