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Grace E. Huckins

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'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
Arts

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
Music

“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.

Music

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
Arts

'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
Music

'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.

Books

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
Music

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
Books

'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.

Strange Bodies
Books

“Strange Bodies” Underdeveloped and Overambitious

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.

Books

"Andrew's Brain" by E. L. Doctorow

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.

Books

The 5 Most Pro-Female Songs of 2013

Outgoing Campus Arts Executive and Incoming Books Executive Grace E. Huckins selects the 5 songs of the year that signal the end of sexism.

Books

"Longbourn" a Disconnected Spin-Off

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.

Books

The Existential Expat

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.

Massachusetts Hall
FAS

Graduate Students Start Movement To Unionize

Central Administration

Amidst Title IX Debate, Law Faculty Raise Governance Concerns

John Stilgoe Office
College

John Stilgoe’s Secret History

Big States, Little States
College

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard