Petey E. Menz

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.

IOP

Expert Warns of Defense Spending Cuts

National security expert Mackenzie Eaglen warned against drastic military spending cuts in a talk yesterday at the Institute of Politics.

On Campus

Tonsgard Brings Elegance to Everyday Ceramics

The ceramic artist and designer Christian S. Tonsgard is not one to put his work on a pedestal. For his ...

House Life

Pfoho Hosts Video Chat with Journalist in Kabul

Pforzheimer House journalist-in-residence John N. Bohannon held a video chat with Kabul-based journalist Mitch E. Sipus on Wednesday afternoon.

Music

Lou Reed, Metallica, and an Unholy Racket

“Lulu,” a collaboration between Lou Reed and Metallica, is unforgettable. It is wildly absurd and severely misguided. And though it’s tinged with an air of cruel apathy towards the listener, it still manages to be one of the more entertaining albums of 2011. It is bad in an almost hallucinatory sense; listeners may find it difficult to believe what they’re hearing.

Preview: Accidental Death of an Anarchist
On Campus

Preview: Accidental Death of an Anarchist

October 28-30, November 3-5, 8 p.m.

Music

Tom Waits’s Aging Music

For more than thirty years, Waits has been so good that his audience is forced to take his nuttiness seriously. So when he fumbles on his new album, “Bad As Me,” it doesn’t just mean the vocals are a little off or the music’s a little boring; it means that the whole thing falls apart.

Books

Five Interesting Authors To Follow On Twitter

Sometimes, Twitter is good for things besides telling people what you're eating.

Theater

An Oddly Somber ‘Twelfth Night’

The actors alone cannot save a maddeningly inconsistent production, which awkwardly wavers between camp, comedy, and drama.

Books

Reflective Thompson Ponders Sex, Religion, and Water Crisis

A dapper Craig Thompson signed copies of his latest graphic novel, 'Habibi,' at the Brattle Theatre last Wednesday.

On Campus

Portrait of an Artist: Deborah Martin Kao

Chief Curator Deborah Martin Kao looks ahead to the bright future of the Harvard Art Museums

A World Cup Malcontent
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A World Cup Malcontent

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Then Rain Comes

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Rainy Day Impression

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Saudade, or Nostalgia