There’s nothing quite like that moment at a concert when you hear the first notes of a song you know by heart, and you start to sing along. In her headlining set at Boston Calling, however, Robyn did not afford her fans many of these moments.
Sufjan Stevens’s set at Boston Calling on Friday was an elaborate exercise in risk, but all elements came together to create a ridiculous, high-energy romp and the highlight of the weekend’s offerings.
The American Repertory Theater has been the home to professional theater around Harvard's campus since its founding in 1980. The entrance of the Theater, Dance, and Media concentration onto the Harvard stage, however, demands an examination of Harvard’s relationship to the A.R.T. and to the Boston theater community as a whole.
Despite the occasional awkwardnesses of plot and character that accompany a fantasy story painted with perhaps too broad a brush, “The Life of Elves” is an impressive first attempt at genre and a worthy display of Barbery’s considerable talents.
No one less skilled than West could be simultaneously so consummate a megalomaniac and so revered an artist. “The Life of Pablo,” despite its somewhat plagued release, only further establishes West’s resistance to criticism. “Pablo” is a gift, and one shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth. Like West himself, “The Life of Pablo” is a smorgasbord of discrete elements that, incomprehensibly, integrate to make something worthy of praise.
Jesse Eisenberg was evidently aware of his near-universal recognizability as star of a certain movie about facebook, but in front of his audience at the Harvard Book Store on Nov. 19, he seemed like any other debut fiction author.