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Music

Low Fails to Match Peak on Latest

There’s something beautiful and useless about “The Invisible Way.” It certainly has the highest production value of any album Low has put out in their 20-year career, but for the most part it simply retreads the same musical concepts as those other albums.

Music

Crouching Tyga, Hidden Yardfest

You may not know much about Tyga. He also may not have been your top choice to headline Yardfest this year. But that's okay. The Arts blog is here to acquaint you with the untold joys of Tyga's oeuvre.

HRO Concert
College

HRO Performs Challenging Program With Solid Results

The gap in musicianship and technical skill between the strings and the rest of the orchestra persisted throughout the symphony. The strings were mostly excellent throughout, even providing some jaw-dropping moments such as the wonderfully formed interplay between the violins and cellos during the third movement.

Film

Ang Lee

Crimson arts editor Will Holub-Moorman explains who should win the Academy Award for Best Director.

Music

This Week's Arts Cover: Tom A. Lehrer '46

Tom A. Lehrer '46, the piano-playing musical comedian and the subject of this week's Arts cover, is also a Harvard man. Naturally, then, he likes a good highbrow reference—and he's especially fond of giving shout-outs to German-language composers. For those of you not primed on your lieder, here's a playlist of pieces for piano and voice by the composers Lehrer referenced.

Music

From A Distance

Comedian and teacher Tom Lehrer’s influence goes beyond the invention of the Jell-O shot and the composition of “Fight Fiercely, Harvard.” More than fifty years after his matriculation in Cambridge, Lehrer remains an icon of satirical music.

Music

"Unapologetic" Rihanna Delivers Both Infectious Hooks and Lazy Fodder

“Unapologetic” is her most enjoyable batch of songs since 2007’s “Good Girl Gone Bad.”

Yale

Reminder: Pick Up Your Harvard Yale Tickets!

You may not have heard, but Harvard is hosting a football game this weekend. If you're a student and haven't picked up your ticket for The Game, today is the last day you can do so. Bring your ID to the Murr Center Ticket Office before 5 p.m. to claim your ticket. No, you can't send a friend with your ID to pick your ticket up. Yes, this means you have to walk across the river.

On Campus

Alum Talks ‘Bloody’ Songwriting

J. Michael Friedman ’97, the composer and lyricist for the Broadway musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” visited campus for a performance and discussion.

Film

Reader Redux: Scrambling to Know a Hard-Boiled End

“After thirty-six steps—I’m a habitual step counter—we were met by the sound of a loud slap, as if a huge cut of roast beef had been flung against a stone wall.”

On Campus

Mendilow’s Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom

The Guy Mendilow Ensemble’s latest musical program, “Tales From the Forgotten Kingdom,” is full of contradictions—and that’s exactly how they like it.

Music

Titus Andronicus Turn Amps and Energy Up to Maximum

"Local Business" a riveting, confrontational album in which immense energy collides with wrenchingly bitter lyrics to produce magnificent results.

Theater

Wordplays

"Wordplays" comes to the Adams Pool this week.

Music

Beat of the Bay: Bad Rabbits

Bad Rabbits is perfectly happy with living way outside the box.

Music

Lupe Fiasco Dumbs Down Beats, Mails in Lyrics on Tepid Latest

“Food and Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1” is not a great American rap album, or even a decent one.

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