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Kamila Czachorowski

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vice principals
Arts

The Lazy Comedy of Exaggeration in ‘Vice Principals’

Unfortunately, the show relies too much on exaggeration to contribute to the humor and often fails to deliver comedy.

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Arts

Music Video Breakdown: ‘Praying’ by Kesha

This video successfully works alongside the song to recognize hardship, yet simultaneously inspires advocacy for oneself. Kesha was not going to let herself die—unlike Taylor Swift.

Pete Souza
Arts

Presidential Photographer Pete Souza Previews New Book

In one picture, Souza snapped Obama waving on the top of an airplane staircase, a rainbow behind the president’s figure, as if it was curving out from his hand.

Arts

VES Visiting Faculty Exhibition Brings Together a Range of Artistic Styles

This year, the VES Visiting Faculty exhibition displays the work of Judith Belzer, Ken Okiishi, Elle Pérez, and Richard Renaldi.

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Arts

Music Video Breakdown: ‘Up in the Air’ by Thirty Seconds to Mars

The video starts off with a seizure trigger warning for people with photosensitive epilepsy, which indicates its incredible level of artistry.

Identities
Visual Arts

Identities Gives a Cutting-Edge Look at Fashion

IDENTITIES 2017 offered a well-engineered look at futuristic fashion.

"The Final Chapter: The Day in the Life"
Arts

'Bones' Series Finale Bittersweet and Paced Poorly

The series finale of the show offers emotional tension through music and nostalgia, but fails to deliver fully because of its fast pace.

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Books

‘The Idiot’ Embraces Culture, Romance, and Humor

In her second novel, “The Idiot,” Elif Batuman ‘99 explores freshman Selin Karadag’s experience during her first year at Harvard. The novel successfully offers a meaningful reflection on culture, love, and personality through humorous quips, character building, and chronological structure.

shootingstars
Arts

What The Hell Happened: Shooting Stars Meme

As the characters in the meme twitch into the abyss that is the sky, this meme will disappear into whatever internet abyss swallowed MySpace.

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Books

'Universal Harvester' Suspenseful Without the Scare

“Universal Harvester” brilliantly weaves a path through time and characters. Author John Darnielle successfully creates suspense through his use of syntax and multiple narrators, revealing little until the very end.

Woodworking
Arts

The Secret Lives of Bowls

Benjamin Strobel is a woodturner who takes the wood from the trees that are cut down at Harvard and turns them into bowls and pens.

Virgin
Books

‘Virgin and Other Stories’ Pointed and Cohesive

This collection contains more than your conventional sex stories.

Music

‘FLOTUS’: Mesmerizing Music, Unintelligible Lyrics

Their most recent album album mesmerizes with sound, but the lyrics are too obscured to adequately portray even the uncomplicated themes of their music.

Air New Zealand Safety Video
Arts

Air New Zealand Flies in the Face of Safety Video Convention

Most safety videos do not include talking dogs, bad French accents, and hearing aids, but Air New Zealand has made sure to change that.

Music

‘Shout Out to My Ex’: Catchy, Upbeat, and Repetitive

The British girl group’s latest single fits in with their musical niche—stylistically similar to previous singles such as “Wings,” “Black Magic,” and “Move,” which all have repetitive lyrics and fast-paced music.