Grace E. Huckins
Excise all that is science fiction from “Strange Bodies” and it might become a somewhat respectable, albeit boring, book; as is, it succeeds only on the small scale of sentences and largely fails as a cohesive work.
E. L. Doctorow cares little for the division between art and science in his twelfth novel, the frankly titled “Andrew’s Brain," and in fact manages to craft a novel that becomes poetic proof of the artistry inherent in the pursuit of science.
Outgoing Campus Arts Executive and Incoming Books Executive Grace E. Huckins selects the 5 songs of the year that signal the end of sexism.
In recent years, the line between the literary spin-off and a genre of somewhat less repute—fanfiction—has blurred to the point that it is not clear into what category some novels published today may fall. To criticize “Longbourn” as falling on the fanfiction side of this boundary, however, would miss the point entirely.
Having just spent two months in Paris, I found Crain’s portrayal of loneliness far more realistic than that of any other such novel—I recognized its accuracy in a way I could not have without having experienced it myself. In this regard alone, it is worthy of merit: it precisely and movingly hits on truth.
Joss Whedon's Shakespeare adaptation outdoes most films of its tradition, its stark black-and-white color palate foregrounding the Bard's witty words and the charming performances of its cast.
Chilean group Casagrande bombs cities—with poetry, not explosives.
Harvard’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter notified 48 seniors Thursday afternoon that they had been selected to join the prestigious honors society.
Though these tracks are still danceable, for a duo as nuanced as Crystal Castles they are failures.
While “Maidenhair,” translated from Russian by Marian Schwartz, is a moving, complex novel, it is most effective as evidence of the factors that make a good story.
This Halloween weekend, what dwelled in the bowels of the Science Center was not some ghoul or poltergeist but something far more fearsome: the Harvard College Stand-Up Comic Society. Here are five of the best jokes from their show.
Too lazy to read a book? Judge its cover instead. In this fortnightly feature, a revolving slew of writers will analyze new releases based on their dust jackets alone. This week, contributing writer Grace E. Huckins turns her discerning gaze on an a neon skyline, an enigmatic horse, and a potential Game of Thrones reference.
In a roundtable interview with the Crimson, four campus playwrights discuss the recent influx of student-written productions, directing world premieres, and writing plays out of the closet.
Though “Halcyon” at times suffers from overly thick production, it maintains the catchiness of “Lights” while also evidencing Goulding’s artistic maturation.
While Luloff paints an enticing, vibrant image of Sri Lanka within the various interweaving stories that constitute her work, this depiction, informed by her work there as a Peace Corps volunteer, does not redeem the book’s deep flaws.