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Natalie T. Chang

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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:

Health

Top 10 Lists I Considered For This Piece

“The reward of suffering is experience." - Aeschylus

Film

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.

Film

‘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.

On Campus

Exploring the Sculptures of Harvard

Chances are you don’t always stop and examine the many outdoor works of art we have around Harvard. But the ...

Miley Cyrus
Music

A Sampling of Songmeanings.net

Ah, music. Our comfort, our solace, our aural version of macaroni and cheese. We're always listening, but how often do we stop and really think about what our favorite songs mean? Think back to the last time you were working on a paper at 4:30 a.m. and suddenly listening to Miley Cyrus seemed like a good idea. Did you stop and think about what went through her head as she sang about her fabled cardigan that she inexplicably wore as she partied in the U.S.A.? If not, let the internet do the job for you. Compiled below are some particularly profound interpretations of various songs from songmeanings.net.

Books

Reader Redux: Building up the ‘Library of Babel’

Natalie Chang describes the meaning behind her favorite book, "Library of Babel."

Film

Cop Thriller is a Satisfying ‘Watch’

Even though "End of Watch" features number of violent scenes, it's the bond created between Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña that truly sticks.

Data Sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting by the Numbers: Data Visualization

School at School
Columns

What We Forget About School: School

Head of the Charles
Men's Crew

Head of the Charles 2014

CS50 in Mather
Columns

CS50 and the Humanities