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Arts Vanity: Top 5 Beers

It’s true, drinking PBR has been a tradition that the “fringe” boards of the Crimson—shoutout to Sports—have enjoyed for years, but as Lemony Snicket once said, “Just because something is traditional is no reason to do it, of course.” Herein, I propose five beer alternatives to PBR. Prost!

Art and Politics

Arts Asks: Rebecca Sheehan

Rebecca Sheehan, a visiting associate professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard, spoke with the Harvard Crimson about how she sees politics and film interacting under the Trump administration. On leave as an associate professor of Cinema and Television Arts at California State University, Sheehan has also authored several works touching on the intersection of cinema with disciplines ranging from philosophy to sculpture.

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‘Matisse in the Studio’: A Thorough Look at an Artist’s Work Space

​On April 3, the Museum of Fine Arts previewed its upcoming exhibition, “Matisse in the Studio.” Organized by both the Museum of Fine Arts and London’s Royal Academy of Arts, and in partnership with Nice’s Musée Matisse, which provided the curators with many of the objects and paintings featured in the exhibition, it is the first major international show to highlight not just Matisse’s art, but also the space in which he created his masterpieces.


Less Drake Gives Us ‘More Life’

Drake calls “More Life” a playlist instead of an album—perhaps in anticipation of fans calling out an incoherence they saw in “Views”—and subsequently passes the reins over to the artists, who let Drake sit back and enjoy the show.


What the Hell Happened: Oscars So Black

Extreme backlash, which didn’t even work to diversify last year’s nominations, shouldn’t be what forces Hollywood to recognize works of art by people of color. Nor should the film industry be praised when it does.

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'Amiable with Big Teeth,' Newly Discovered Time Capsule

Claude McKay’s “Amiable with Big Teeth” is a satirical goldmine, a time capsule that encompasses a political labyrinth of treachery present in Harlem in the 1930s.

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Arts Vanity: A Night With Crimson Arts—Five Artistic Stages (An Imagining)

Ever wonder what a night with Crimson Arts is like? Here's an imagining in five easy steps.


What the Hell Happened: Streaming Services

Consumers are clearly showing a preference for streaming services, a trend that says a lot about the direction in which the music industry and music consumption is going.

Swing Time

Zadie Smith’s ‘Swing Time’ Innovative and Revealing

Smith jumps between different periods of her main character’s life to paint a slow-forming but sincere mosaic of her identity, relationships, and sense of self.

Today Will Be Different

'Today Will Be Different' Quirky but Disappointing

It is no easy feat to write a novel up to par with one as successful as “Where’d You Go, Bernadette.” Unfortunately, Semple’s “Today Will Be Different” is no exception to the rule.

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What the Hell Happened: Brangelina

The end of Brangelina has forced people to ask themselves whether any relationship can withstand public scrutiny in the long term.

Imagine Me Gone

'Imagine Me Gone' Makes Its Presence Felt

In “Imagine Me Gone,” Haslett surpasses himself in his second exploration of the subject through his multifaceted depictions of depression and its effects on both victims and witnesses of the disease, reaffirming himself as an improved, matured writer.


Governors Ball 2016: Miguel

Although The Killers were the headliner for the day, it was Miguel’s performance that stole the show.


Governors Ball 2016: Mila's Saturday Sound Bites

Arts staff writer Mila Gauvin II offers quick takes on Jon Bellion, Misterwives, Purity Ring, and The Killers at Governors Ball 2016.


Governors Ball 2016: Saturday Round-Up

Arts staff writers Michael L. McGlathery and Mila Gauvin II relate their impressions from the second day of the Governors Ball Music Festival.