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Natalie T. Chang

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Kanye West All Day
Music

Hear Me Out: 'All Day'

“All Day” is Kanye West's unapologetic, smirking response to an audience boxing him into their definition of rapper.

Hunger Games
Arts

Kids These Days

As we demand increasingly more of our young, and we champion our current figureheads of young achievement, dystopian YA novels have grown to reflect this aspect of forced adulthood.

Arts

The Stale Taste of 'Fresh Off the Boat'

"Fresh Off the Boat" might be a step forward in terms of Asian-American representation in popular culture and television, but it somehow manages to lose valuable nuance in its quest for palatability.

Drowning
Arts

Who Will Survive in America?

New Orleans in the summer of 2013 crawls with humidity and fire ants. It is eight years after James Brissette and Ronald Madison—both unarmed, both searching for food in the aftermath of Katrina, both black—were shot by white police officers who later claim that the two men, one of whom was mentally disabled, were firing at them.

Natalie Vanity Portrait
Film

Unappealing Lack of Narrative in 'The Arts Board'

The official Crimson review of the year-long epic film "The Arts Board."

Year in Review

Editors' Note: Natalie T. Chang '15 and Erica X Eisen '16

A letter from the chairs of the arts board to our readers.

Theory of Everything
Film

'The Theory of Everything,' Explained

"The Theory of Everything," directed by James Marsh, portrays the life of Stephen Hawking, from his discoveries in physics to meeting his first wife to his struggles with ALS.

Runner
Film

Two Sides to 'The Maze Runner'

"The Maze Runner" is an intriguing version of a narrative that permeates the contemporary box office, one that doesn’t have to sacrifice an imagination of a cooperative community for the sake of sensationalist, individual heroism.

Music

Upcoming Highlights from Arts First

The Crimson previews choice events from Arts First 2014, May 1-4.

The Antlers promo
Music

Hear Me Out: The Antlers, "Palace"

The question now facing the New York band is what to construct next, after the hospital beds have been put away and the bodies laid to rest.

Todd Terje It's Album Time
Music

“It’s Album Time” Intriguing but Distracted

"It's Album Time" is a fitting title for Todd Terje's debut album, which strangely manages to both intrigue and bore throughout its 12 tracks as the Norwegian producer meshes electronic and disco to create a spacey, jazzy, and almost purely atmospheric sound, albeit one that tends to lack cohesion.

Divergent
Film

"Divergent" Predictable, Conformist

"Divergent" is an indulgent fantasy trip, a visceral and evocative but confused and shallow vision of a world that too obviously would never be a reality.

Arts

Top Nine Things I Could Not Be On Campus For And Had To Learn About Secondhand

Incoming Art Chair Natalie T. Chang imagines what happened during her semester abroad.

Film

"Pines" Reaches Beyond the Script

Director Derek Cianfrance and his cast, which includes Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes, describe the process of filming "The Place Beyond The Pines," focusing on the importance of the setting and the process of forming each character's persona. The film's title refers to the city of Schenectady, where the story is set.

Yardfest scenery
Music

Forecast: Yardfest 2013

As news pours in from around the country about other colleges' spring shows, Harvard awaits the announcement of Yardfest 2013's lineup with bated breath. Will it be Panic! at the Disco (because so many of us apparently want to believe that)? Macklemore, because he, like many of us, only has $20.00 in his pocket? In the meantime, a list of our most likely candidates:

Massachusetts Hall
FAS

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

Central Administration

Amidst Title IX Debate, Law Faculty Raise Governance Concerns

John Stilgoe Office
College

John Stilgoe’s Secret History

Big States, Little States
College

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard