Petey E. Menz

Arts

The Great Dictators

Punk was about disaffection, but I loved it with unfettered and unironic enthusiasm. Every band had something distinctive to listen to, and every band was amazing for it. It was during this manic stage of exploration that I discovered the Dictators, a short-lived group of Noo Yawk punks who cheerfully endorsed hamburgers, cheesy pop hits, and the suburban lifestyle. Fourteen years after they broke up, I was born, and fourteen years after that I discovered and soon fell in love with their debut album, “Go Girl Crazy.”

Winthrop

Winthrop Receives Funding for Speaker Series

Winthrop’s Senior Common Room Speaker Series will receive funding from the David B. Perini and Robert W. Woods Memorial Endowment Fund, established by Winthrop House alumni John J. Cullinane ’86 and William N. Thorndike ’86 to commemorate their deceased roommates.

College

Advising Fortnight Opens with Annenberg Event

Advising Fortnight began on Monday night with a kickoff event in Annenberg Hall. Representatives from every academic department at Harvard engaged them in conversations regarding their future studies.

On Campus

Critic Touré Reveals Prince's Religious Roots

Touré delved into how Prince’s background and influences shaped his distinctive image and how his persona captured the imagination of Generation X.

House Life

Houses Cultivate Community Spirit Through Service

The joint venture, called Harvard College Serves, is in its first year and hopes to introduce freshmen to the communities of their newly assigned Houses through public service initiatives.

Dinner at the Co-op
On Campus

This Spring Break, a Few Kitchen Mishaps

When Professor of Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics Michael P. Brenner debuted his "Science and Cooking" course in September 2010, 600 students showed up to the opening lecture, forcing the course to be lotteried. Harvard's enthusiasm for cooking hasn't diminished, but it seems like certain freshmen could still use a few lessons.

Undergraduate Council

River Run To Be Watched by Police

Harvard University Police will be out in increased numbers to monitor underage drinking during River Run.

Strindberg Symposium
On Campus

Top Experts Explore Strindberg’s Work

Strindberg's work was explored through talks and readings at the Barker Center last Friday.

Music

Chiddy Bang's "Breakfast" a Shoddy Frat-Rap Imitation

“Breakfast,” although occasionally catchy, is a purely disposable product, and its weak and repetitive songs fail to leave a lasting impression.

Visual Arts

Clashing Tones Confuse “Color” at ICA

The ICA's new exhibit, "Figuring Color: Kathy Butterly, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roy McMakin, Sue Williams,” attempts to group four contemporary artists' works by color. The pieces are fascinating individually, but they feel disjointed in the exhibit.

Film

Journey 2 the Hackneyed Nightmare

"Journey" proves painful as Director Brad Peyton bizarrely picks and chooses elements from three literary works.

Sex

Laid Bare

There is an impressive amount of art about sex at Harvard but much of it remains unseen.

On Campus

In January, 29 Garden Blooms

Students experiment with digital resources from YouTube to cell phones in the creative process.

Music

Leonard Cohen's Self-Deprecating Brilliance

“Going Home” is powerful because of how thoroughly it subverts his image not only as a rock icon but also as a poet.

Books

Portrait of ‘Czernopol’ Shortchanges Emotional Landscape

If novels were judged only by their evocation of place, 'An Ermine in Czernopol' would surely rank as one of the finest ever written.

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

Johnston Gate Arts Cover
Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

Awkward Eye Contact
Columns

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