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Petey E. Menz

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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.

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.

Eldo Kim
Crime

News Analysis: Could Eldo Kim Return to Harvard?

Protestors on Mass Ave
Race

Seen and Heard: Harvard's March Through Cambridge

OKWELOGU
Track and Cross Country

Decorated Thrower Looks To Continue Success

Protest
Columns

Reconstruction 3.0