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Petey E. Menz

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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.


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.


Journey 2 the Hackneyed Nightmare

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Massachusetts Hall

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

Central Administration

Amidst Title IX Debate, Law Faculty Raise Governance Concerns

John Stilgoe Office

John Stilgoe’s Secret History

Big States, Little States

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard