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Trevor J. Levin

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New English Requirement Fuels Debate Over Canon

​When English department chair James W. Simpson told The Crimson on March 23 that future concentrators would be required to take at least one course that featured authors “marginalized for historical reasons,” he met a chorus of off-campus objections.


‘Going in Style’ Without Substance

Michael Caine is old. “Going in Style” establishes this helpful information early.

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Gaga’s Daring (and Political) Halftime Show to Remember

Gaga tailored her statement to be as irreproachable as possible—how can you criticize the Pledge of Allegiance?—while reminding an audience of 100 million of the nation’s core values.


Fighting for Facts in the Age of Trump

In a world swimming with falsehood—likely soon to include official propaganda—we can still hope that the facts will, in the end, prevail. We just have to tell the right story.

Trevor J. Levin

Arts Vanity: Eight Days a Week

Having failed to find a successor, Trevor J. Levin ’19 (returning theater exec) makes one last multi-thematic pitch—this time for the inherent weekly responsibilities, rewards, and romantic struggles that define his own job.


America Unravels

For the polls to make sense, millions of Americans must exist who decided they could not stomach a man who brags about getting away with groping married women, only to decide—within weeks or days—that they could, after all.


Don't Keep the Chief

After we beat the Cubs and bring a World Series championship back to Cleveland for the first time since Dewey beat Truman, let’s really think about Wahoo, and, while we’re at it, the name “Indians.” Sure would be nice to retire them on a high note.


How Donald Trump Changed Our Minds

Rather than live in a cognitively dissonant world where Trump agrees with some of their ideas and disagrees with others, millions of people are changing their political beliefs to match or oppose him.


​Trust the Polls

Most doubts about polling are easily refuted with a simple question: What about, you know, the very recent past?

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On Campus

Home Is Where the Art Is

At Harvard, participating in the arts often requires previous experience, an involved comp process, or a significant time commitment, but within the residential community, there exists lower-stress creative outlets for students. As administrators look to shift Harvard’s social life away from off-campus social organizations, art spaces in the houses serve as new centers for student engagement.


​When ‘Wrong!’s Make a Right

Whenever your opponent says anything to your disadvantage, just rudely interrupt her with a loud “Wrong!” Acceptable alternatives include “It’s lies,” “I did not say that” and “I never said that,” “Ugh,” and my favorite, “Not!”


​What the Hell Do You Have to Lose?

After rattling off a list of Black America’s problems, Trump asks, “What the hell do you have to lose?” This is essentially the same pitch Trump makes to whites.

The Boston Opera guy
On Campus

The Boston Opera guy

Marshall Richards, also known as The Boston Opera Guy, sings in Brattle Square on Thursday, Sept. 8.

The Boston Opera guy
On Campus

Artist Spotlight: The Boston Opera Guy

The Crimson sits down with Marshall Richards, also known as The Boston Opera Guy, who performs opera in public places around Boston, to find out just what his story is.

On Campus

Anna Deavere Smith’s “Notes from the Field” an Extraordinary Achievement

A stunningly nuanced, inventive, and emotionally resonant investigation of how the country values the lives of young people of color, the play is not only a great work of theater but, in its empathy, curiosity, and comfort in complexity, a significant addition to the national discourse.