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Charlotte L.R. Anrig

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Arts

Recap: ‘You Get What You Need’ Devastating and Magnificent

We’ve spent week after week dwelling on the submerged pain of all these women, and in “You Get What You Need,” everything explodes in grand fashion.

Reese Witherspoon in Episode 6 of "Big Little Lies"
Arts

Recap: Death Looms in ‘Big Little Lies’

We’re rapidly approaching the final episode—the moment when somebody dies a violent death—and we need to really start believing that all of this emotion can spill over into brutal physical violence.

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Arts

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.

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Arts

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.

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Arts

'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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Books

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
Books

‘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
Arts

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
Conversations

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
Arts

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
Arts

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.

Film

'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
Books

Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine

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