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Boston Calling September 2015: The Avett Brothers

Whether because they stood out somewhat awkwardly among a lineup of neophytes or because their stylistic range far exceeded of most of the weekend’s other artists, the Avett Brothers were presented with a challenge in performing at Boston Calling.

Boston Calling

Boston Calling September 2015

The Crimson Arts Board reviews the sixth edition of Boston Calling, which has over the past three years become a staple of the East Coast live music scene.

The Pixies

Boston Calling Sunday Recap: May 24, 2015

The Pixies brought Boston Calling to a powerful close, and artists like The Avett Brothers, alt-j, and Alabama Shakes will pick up the gauntlet this coming September.

My Morning Jacket

Boston Calling Saturday Recap: May 23, 2015

Though perhaps not as enormous as the crowd that had turned out for Beck and though some of the teenage girls seemed to have left, an impressively large crowd remained at City Hall Plaza into the night to hear My Morning Jacket’s last few songs.

Boston Calling crowd

Boston Calling Friday Recap: May 22, 2015

Boston Calling certainly operates at a smaller scale than more famous festivals with longer pedigrees—it only ever brings in a couple of artists as big as Beck—but it has a great deal to recommend it beyond its convenience for locals.

On Campus

'Hamlet' Driven by Strong Performances

Despite the novelty of Lelaina E. Vogel ’15's "Hamlet," its success was based on elements it might have shared with any other production. Certainly, the trappings and accoutrements of a show are significant, but, in this case, it was the cast who ultimately made the performance.

Mad Men

A Premature Valediction to Don Draper

How can Don Draper, someone so manifestly flawed, manage still to be so engaging, so likeable?

To Pimp A Butterfly

“To Pimp A Butterfly” A Provocative and Ground-Breaking Collage

To Pimp a Butterfly” is artistically exquisite and emotionally profound— Kendrick Lamar is not simply a rapper but an artist of the highest caliber.


Hear Me Out: 'The Blacker the Berry'

“The Blacker the Berry,” the second single off Lamar’s as-of-yet untitled third album, reverses the infectious optimism and self-love of “i” to deal with hatred within the black community in a way that is equal parts brutal and compelling.

Better Call Saul

'Better Call Saul' a Show of Its Own

"Better Call Saul" shares cinematographic and thematic elements with "Breaking Bad" but still manages to be its own show as it explores the origins of sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman.


'Vulnicura' A Dark Masterpiece

“Vulnicura” finds a place in Björk’s impressive body of work in much the same way—it is emblematic of her individual style, and yet it goes even farther than her earlier work in its unified sound.

Year in Review

The Harvard Crimson Style Guide: 2015 Supplement

We at The Harvard Crimson acknowledge the evolving nature of language, and as such we recognise the necessity of updating our comprehensive Style Guide to accommodate questions that have arisen over the past few years.


Waters Talks Crime and Cars

“I speak for I think many people in the audience when I say, ‘Yes, we’re back to the lesbians,’” began author Emily M. Danforth during her conversation with fellow queer author Sarah Waters at the Brattle Theatre on September 18.

voyager cover

Lewis is Cleverly Emotive on "The Voyager"

Lewis’s folksy vocals, clever writing, and upbeat instrumentation have come together magnificently to create an album equal parts emotionally affecting and irresistibly fun.

Frog Music Cover

'Frog Music' Hits the Right Note

Though “Frog Music” will not necessarily help Donoghue win the Nobel Prize in Literature, she has still created an absolutely successful period mystery.

The Band at Convocation

Class of 2019: Beliefs and Lifestyles

Administrators on the Stage

Class of 2019: Academics & Extracurriculars

The View of Convocation

Class of 2019: By the Numbers

Sorry, Dorothy

Sorry, Dorothy