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Natalie T. Chang

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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

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

'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.


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.


Upcoming Highlights from Arts First

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

The Antlers promo

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

“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" 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.


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.


"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

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:


Top 10 Lists I Considered For This Piece

“The reward of suffering is experience." - Aeschylus


Five Movies To Make You Glad You Aren't With Your Family For Thanksgiving

It may feel rather lonesome staying on campus while your roommates go home and revel in hedonistic feasting, but there's a silver lining to every isolated, stranded cloud. If you'd like to be reminded why a break from your family could be advantageous, we at Flyby think you should give these films a shot on Thursday night.


‘Lincoln’ Shows Not All Movies Created Equal

Even though 'Lincoln' suffers slightly from an overly partisan dynamic, the film's political message of one man against the odds rings true.

"Shut It Down"

The Top 10 Stories of 2014

Year in Review - Corporate Baton: Couch
University Finances

Corporation Committee Considers Proposals on Environment, Lobbying in 2014

Interview with President Faust
Higher Education

Draft College Rating System Emphasizes Accessibility, Post-College Success

Eldo Kim

News Analysis: Could Eldo Kim Return to Harvard?