Andrew R. Chow

Music

M. Ward Sleepwalks Through Latest Release

“A Wasteland Companion” is a listless effort that is more likely to put listeners to sleep than become a sleeper hit.

Arts

The Sway of the South

The Stones were on my mind as I sat on my friend’s roof in late senior year, discussing our grand plans for the summer. Several of my friends wanted to make the customary backpack trip through Europe, but I wanted to go south. I wanted to escape the bleak, cold and painted black cities of the North to take in the fresh air.

Music

Typical Excellence

By the end of the night, MUTEMATH had ignited an initially listless crowd and asserted its expertise in fusing blues into earth-tone alternative rock.

Music

Point/Counterpoint: Gorillaz Release “DoYaThing”

Is "DoYaThing" an energetic anthem or a tepid emulation?

Music

Berklee Musicians Reinvent U2, R.E.M.

The album is an impressive display of Berklee talent, as each artist completely restyles their two chosen songs without losing the ingenuity of the original compositions.

On Campus

Boston Rapper Moufy Reflects

Boston isn’t known for its rap scene. While Marky Mark and Sam Adams are examples of rappers who have made ...

Music

Noel Gallagher Settles for Victory Lap of an Album

Gallagher’s first solo project, is an attempt to reclaim his past glory. And while it is expertly written and sung, its lacks the relevance needed to help put Gallagher into the rock pantheon he was supposed to have inhabited by now. Simply put, this project is 15 years too late.

Books

Poetry Collection Introduces the Real Roberto Bolaño

Who is Roberto Bolaño?

Film

Sugar-Coated 'Dolphin Tale' Flounders

One suspects that a Morgan Freeman–narrated documentary about dolphins in their natural habitats would have felt less forced and proven much more compelling.

Music

The Ways We Listen

The coexistence of music players from every era directs debates about the function and meaning of music today.

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: Kyle J. Dancewicz '11
Senior Portrait

Kyle J. Dancewicz ’11

Kyle J. Dancewicz ’11 may not be a football player, but—according to friend and artistic collaborator Brandon J. Ortiz ’12—he is a ‘triple threat’ in a different sense: he excels in singing, acting, and dancing.

Harvard Law School

Judge Wary of Egyptian Army

Adel Omar Sherif, the deputy chief justice of Egypt’s highest court, expressed concern yesterday at a Harvard Law School panel about the presence of the Egyptian army in the country’s constitutional proceedings.

Boston

Exhibit Captures Spring’s Vibrant Energy

Dale Chihuly's new blown-glass exhibit at the MFA captures the vivid energy and exuberance of spring.

Music

Robertson Falls Short of Former Greatness

Robertson’s first release in 13 years is a lilting retrospective that recalls both the good and the bad of his long career, and, while the album breaks no new ground, it easily displays his prowess as a songwriter.

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

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

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Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

Awkward Eye Contact
Columns

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