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Will Holub-Moorman

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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.


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

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.


Ang Lee

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


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.


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.


"Unapologetic" Rihanna Delivers Both Infectious Hooks and Lazy Fodder

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


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.


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.


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.



"Wordplays" comes to the Adams Pool this week.


Beat of the Bay: Bad Rabbits

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


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.