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Grace E. Huckins

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Broad City
Arts

Broad City: "Jews on a Plane"

Abbi and Ilana’s plane flight feels more like the imaginings of someone who has never flown than a real adult experience.

“The Donkey Show”
Student Groups

State of the A.R.T.

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.

Broad City
Arts

Broad City: "Burning Bridges"

Sitting in a bathtub together and getting stoned, Abbi and Ilana confess the secrets they have kept from each other.

Broad City
Arts

Broad City: "B&B-NYC"

The theme of the episode might well be described as “surprisingly likable men.”

Broad City
Arts

Broad City: "Co-Op"

This wonderfully ridiculous episode is uniquely self-conscious.

The Life of Elves by Muriel Barbery
Books

‘The Life of Elves’ Trades Realism for Fantasy

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.

Broad City
Arts

Broad City: "Two Chainz"

Just into 2016, “Broad City” Season 3 already has the best opening scene of the whole year.

1984 at A.R.T.
On Campus

A.R.T.'s Flawed, Compelling '1984'

While the A.R.T.'s adaptation of Orwell's classic novel suffers from flaws in pacing and some suboptimal directorial choices, it is necessary viewing for lovers of the original.

Courtesy of GOOD Music
Music

'The Life Of Pablo': A Gift from a Prodigious Artist

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 at the Brattle Theatre
Books

Jesse Eisenberg at the Harvard Book Store

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.

Grace E. Huckins
Arts

Arts Vanity Issue: Top 5 Beers for an Arts Board Meeting

Given that I am as-of-yet only 20 years old, I have, of course, never touched a drop of alcohol—but I’ve also been an Arts exec for over one-seventh of my life, which certainly gives me the authority to speak on Arts-related topics. Based on my observations of my fellow Arts board members, then, here are my top five choices for beers to accompany an Arts meeting.

Scott Avett
Music

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
Music

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
Music

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
Music

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.