Noah S. Guiney

Arts

Wild Years, Open Years

I spent the beginning of the summer after graduation putting on a brave face for my parents—as I am sure they were doing for me—and drinking cheap wine with my friends. As those June days dragged on and my friends began to leave home one after another, I realized just what a momentous transition I was about to endure. That is precisely when the beautifully discordant, haunting, and melodic “Franks Wild Years” found me.

On Campus

‘Orient/Occident’ Unites East and West

Since long before the era of so-called “globalization,” different nations have been commingling. Alexander the Great and his successors founded ...

Theater

'Medea' Actors Overcome Poor Direction

While the show boasts a strong cast and innovative set design, Gammons’ ultimately muddies his own message with imprecise directing in some of the plays most crucial scenes.

On Campus

The Top 5 Least Cool Things About the Crimson Arts Section

Everyone thinks that Crimson Arts is some super cool conglomerate of people with great taste and better haircuts. However, this is not the case. Some really uncool stuff has happened over the last year and I feel that I am perfectly situated to blow the whistle on these lapses in Arts’ hip persona.

On Campus

Neurotic Hilarity in ‘Play It Again’

All men wish they could be Humphrey Bogart—the type of man that ladies swoon over, who can walk away from the beautiful female lead without ever looking back, leaving her with only memories of amorous adventures in exotic locales and one unforgettable parting line.

Theater

‘Farm’ a Wrenching Look at the Spy’s Life

Through a conversation that often feels like a duel between a seasoned field operative and a young up-and-coming agent, “The Farm” brilliantly explores the emotional cost and moral ambiguities faced by the members of America’s intelligence community.

Taking on Paulus
Race

Taking on Paulus

A new production of George Gershwin’s classic opera “Porgy and Bess” creates controversy over the place of reinterpretation in theater.

Music

Arts Writers Nominate Their 2011 Summer Jams

There’s no shortage of hits, but with no clear frontrunner, some of our writers make a case for their personal Summer Jams—the tracks they've been tanning to for the past two months.

Senior Portrait: Bridget P. Haile '11
Arts

Bridget P. Haile '11

Humble opera star Bridget Haile defies stereotypes.

Faustus Preview
On Campus

'Faustus' a Compelling Multimedia Reimagining

Through a beautifully visual piece of theatre that incorporates dance and performance art into the show, Radulian expresses the longing and loneliness that is at the heart of the human experience and the desperate action one man will take to stave off this inevitability.

On Campus

‘Skinwalking’ Obscure, Overdone

It’s an intriguing concept, but the play gets bogged down in needless obscurity. In the end, the work’s central themes of love, faith, and religion are only partially addressed.

On Campus

Abstract ‘colored girls’ Stays Relevant

Under the direction of Rachel V. Byrd ’13, "for colored girls / for black boys" starkly demonstrates the problems facing modern African-Americans while still remaining hopeful.

On Campus

Strong Voices, Comedy Drive "Die Fledermaus"

Despite a few minor hiccups, this production of “Die Fledermaus” is a captivating synthesis of all the necessary aspects of a great opera.

Music

Group Celebrates Local Folk Music Legacies

In 1958, a young, soon-to-be Boston University dropout named Joan Baez played her first live show. It was at a venue called Club 47 just outside of Harvard Square, and only eight people were in attendance.

Theater

Schoenberg Does 'Death' Justice

Modern America applauds individualism, praising the people who work their way to the top. However, such values hold far less ...

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover
Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

Awkward Eye Contact
Columns

Let’s Talk about Campus-Eye-Contact-Culture

Dictionary
Columns

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