Emma R. Adler
Dance is at the forefront in “At Last,” but the production is lent an additional layer of complexity by its plot. The dances in the production chronicle the evolving relationships of four different couples. In between dances, vocalist Page Axelson, a junior at Reading Memorial High School, sings differing versions of “At Last” that speak to the particular nature of the couples’ stories.
Through superb character development, narrative innovations that are all her own, and humor that winks at Austen without kowtowing to her, new author Lousia Hall crafts a poignant tale that transcends the riff-off genre.
We love Finale as much as the next person, but constantly kicking it Square-side can get a little dull. In the spirit of changing things up, we decided to visit three sweet eateries that are ever so slightly off the beaten path. Each is within fifteen minutes of the Yard, and well worth the minor trek. Let your sweet tooth spread its proverbial wings!
THE CHALLENGE: Go vegan for a week (Monday-Friday only—denying ourselves Annenberg brunch was not an option)
A 200-million-dollar major motion picture cannot be labeled camp (if this is camp, it is the air-conditioned-cabins, day-trips-to-Six-Flags variety)—a better descriptor for “Oz the Great and Powerful” may be ebulliently self-aware. The dialogue is stilted, the characters are caricatures, but everyone is in on the joke.
"Benediction" triumphs as a technically masterful exercise of sparse prose. However, when undertaking the topics of death and family, Haruf doesn't achieve such success in beliveability.
One culinary question you'll never hear debated is where in the United States to go for a bagel. The supremacy of the New York bagel is a closed case—an accepted tenant of foodie-ism that is about as up for discussion as Avogadro's number. After I decided to come to Harvard, my mom bought me an enormous winter coat. But I was less concerned about Cambridge winters than I was about the prospect of being out of reach of a decent bagel. I went my entire first semester at college without attempting to fill the void. But positive experiences with Cambridge sushi and Cambridge pizza gave me a ray of hope. This week, Connie and I attempted to do the impossible: find a bagel worth eating within walking distance of Harvard Yard.
With rising ticket prices and online streaming options contributing to declining audiences, the survival of independent movie houses may seem unlikely. Yet Cambridge’s independent theaters, drawing on a number of strategies, continue to thrive.
After a scheduling conflict generated controversy, a discussion forum on affirmative action Tuesday evening drew nearly 50 students—most of whom voiced support of the college admissions policy.
This is not a book made to be read in fits and starts as you wait for a train or cappuccino. “A Thousand Morons” is short enough that it can be read it one sitting, and is probably best experienced in this way.
Art lovers, rejoice! From Nov. 26 to 28, the Harvard Monday Gallery presents "surfacing." The galley, which opened in March of 2012, is an exhibition space operated by students in the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies and exists to provide undergraduates majoring in VES with a venue for exhibiting their artwork.
Choreographer John R. Jasperse is an artist-in-residence for the Office for the Arts at Harvard's dance program, where he is working with students on a full-length performance that opens next week.
"Breaking Dawn — Part 2" possesses a fixation on the concept of an eternal relationship, which leeches the film of the romance that could have lent pre-pubescent slumber party appeal.
It's fun to show people this song and then dare them to guess who sings it. The look that typically ...
Filmmaker Tariq Teguia's two features concern contemporary issues in his native Algeria. Teguia received a fellowship from Harvard's Film Study Center, and his films were screened at the Harvard Film Archive October 26 and 27.