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Charlotte L.R. Anrig

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Recap: Fear and Loathing in ‘Once Bitten’

It’s a devastatingly well-crafted episode, especially in these moments of immense and submerged emotional complexity, but it succeeds primarily because all of the agony rings so intensely true.


Dirty Secrets in ‘Living the Dream’

'Big Little Lies' takes the conventional wisdom about gas-lighting and outright deceptive abusers and suggests a more complex narrative, a world in which deception can be attractive, subtle, and directed inward on both sides.


'Serious Mothering' Both Twisted and Brilliant

By the logic of most shows, then, episode two would begin with the revelation of the corpse’s identity and then get moving in typical police procedural fashion.

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Arts Vanity: Things That are Wrong with ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

For some reason, you asshats voted for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” as the best book of 2016.


‘Loner’ a Brutal Critique of Harvard Life

Really liking this book seems inherently pathological, and I would not wish the experience of reading it upon anyone.

Summer Postcards 2016

Horse Girl

Your conscious mind evaporates, and you find yourself in a silence of heat and hoofbeats where you have six legs, four lungs, two hearts, and two intricately fused awarenesses.

Graphic Novels

Ink and Paper: Creative Writing at Harvard

The selection process for creative writing workshops is notoriously competitive, but those lucky and skilled enough to earn a slot have a rich world of academic and personal growth to look forward to.

Conversation with Toni Morrison

15 Minutes with Toni Morrison

​Toni Morrison, author of 11 novels and recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, the American Book Award, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, delivered a series of lectures on race and identity as the Norton Professor this past year. She spoke to The Harvard Crimson during her stay in Cambridge.​

On Campus

‘Diamonds’ Sparkle in the Adams Pool

The Hyperion Shakespeare Company’s “Diamonds in the Ruff,” which ran March 25 to 26 at the Adams Pool Theater, played effective and entertaining tribute to various lesser-known scenes from several different plays.

Barbie Face Swap

What the Hell Happened: SnapChat Face Swap

Unsurprisingly, the filter has turned out to be incredibly addictive and popular. What exactly makes face swaps so fascinating, though?

Shia Surprise

What the Hell Happened: #ELEVATE

This past week, Shia LaBeouf added another bewildering work to his oeuvre by standing in an elevator for 24 hours—a project he dubbed #ELEVATE.


'The Witch' Casts a Spell

In weaving together visual horror, family drama, and historical meditation, “The Witch” proves itself a thoughtful folk tale of bone-chilling beauty.

Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine

Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine

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Family Pilgrimages and Primitive Ways: An Interview with Landon Roussel

When Landon Roussel—Cambridge resident and primary care doctor at Mount Auburn hospital—undertook the Way of St. James for the third time, the pilgrimage became a complex spiritual journey of reconciliation with his estranged brother, Cary.

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Year in Review

Arts Vanity Issue: Inside Arts

Charlotte Anrig is the incoming books exec and would also love to be the incoming ornamental hermit (look it up).