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Hayley C. Cuccinello

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'All My Babies' Mamas' Drama

Last month, the cable channel Oxygen came under fire for one of its shows in development. Titled "All My Babies' Mamas," the show follows rapper Shawty Lo and his ten "baby mamas," with whom he has a total of 11 children.


'Girls,' Season Two: We Just Want To Have Fun

Unless you’ve been in a coma for the past ten months, you've probably heard about "Girls," which premieres its second season tonight on HBO. You've also probably heard as much about the polarized opinions surrounding Lena Dunham—the show's 26-year-old writer, director, executive producer, and star—as you have about the show's portrayal of hookup culture and twenty-something life.


My Top Five Disney Princes

I was raised on whole wheat bread, skim milk, and Disney fairy tales.


Beyond Therapy

Torture, stillbirth, and crises of faith are all landmarks of playwright Christopher Durang’s dark terrain. But a shift has occurred at the heart of his work.


Dark Humor Lightens ‘Good People’

“Good People” marks a return to David Lindsay-Abaire’s signature style of screwball situations.

Things to Know

Top Five Artistic Things That Make Me Fear for the Sanctity of Childhood

C'mon dad, we haven't thrown around the old pigskin in years!

On Campus

Squibb’s ‘Anarchist’ Thrives on Whimsy

Due to the cast’s impeccable comedic timing, an exceptional performance on Carey’s part, and Squibb’s playful theatricality, the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club’s production of “Accidental Death of an Anarchist”—which runs until November 5 on the Loeb Mainstage—is thoroughly enjoyable despite its halfhearted attempt at a pointed political critique of the financial crisis.


Despite Shallow Heroine, 'Nanjing Requiem' Moves

Jin’s intent is not to create a historical account of the victims of the Nanjing massacre. “Nanjing Requiem” is instead an ode to an individual who fought against the atrocities, the American missionary Minnie Vautrin.

On Campus

‘Guildenstern’ Enlivens Stoppard’s Text

Though Lenora C. Murphy ’12’s production of “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” grapples successfully with the challenges of the text, it is undermined by a faltering attempt to infuse the play with a modern aesthetic. Luckily, the production overcomes this weakness due to the winning dynamic between Silva and Kahn.


Hidden Impressions

The importance of fonts has increased while the artistic and practical possibilities of the medium go unnoticed.


The Truth About Toussaint: 'Marie' Fails to Inspire

Despite the title of celebrated Belgian novelist Jean-Phillippe Toussaint’s latest novel, “The Truth About Marie,” little is revealed about the nameless protagonist

On Campus

Preview: The Princess and the Pea

“It’s kind of like [the TV show] ‘Spongebob Squarepants.’ It’s for kids, but little jokes are thrown in here and there for adults,” says Ryan P. Halprin ’12, who plays the Pea.


Oliver D. Strand '11

For Literature concentrator and composer Oliver D. Strand ’11, academics and the arts do not merely overlap—they inform each other ...

Harvard Law School

Cory Booker Inspires Law School Students

This past Friday at Harvard Law School, Newark mayor Cory A. Booker told a packed crowd that Americans had grown complacent in the fight against racial injustice.


Over-the-Top Novel Chronicles Sex Strike in Suburbia

The plot, which centers around a mysterious curse that causes a town’s women to shun their husbands and boyfriends sexually, might sound like the makings of horror to some.