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From Frog Parties to Packing: This Year’s Animated Oscar-Nominated Shorts

The 2018 Oscar nominations came out last month. Here, we review the five animated shorts.

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Live-Action Oscar-Nominated Shorts Bring to Life Both Real and Fictional Tales

The 2018 Oscar nominations are in. We review this year's nominated live-action shorts.

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Arts Vanity: The Solar System of Stars

I’m talking about living, breathing, talking stars, particularly the ones who made their mark in 2017 and have some striking similarities with our galaxy’s planets.

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Visual Arts

Murakami Deftly Modernizes Japanese Art in MFA Exhibit

“Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics,” at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston until April 1, is a unique look into Murakami’s work and inspiration.

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The Killers Go Bold on ‘Wonderful Wonderful’

Released on Sept. 22, “Wonderful Wonderful” attempts to do too much.

Art and Politics

Seeking Political Relief: Comedy on Campus

The relationship between comedy and politics is by no means new, but many students see comedy as an especially relevant outlet for coping with the current political climate.

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Guilty Pleasures: 2012-2014 Austin Mahone

You may know him as the Justin Bieber wannabe who got his start on Youtube, or as that one guy who was almost never seen without a backwards snapback or beanie.

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‘Scrappy Little Nobody’ Fresh and Authentic

Still, is she ultimately just another celebrity posing as a novelist?

On Campus

Doris Salcedo Commemorates Colombian Victims in New Exhibition

​Despite the international acclaim her sculptures receive for their sociopolitical implications, Doris Salcedo identifies solely as a maker of art. “I am an artist,” she said at the press preview of her new exhibition at the Harvard Art Museums. “I am not a political activist; I am not in social justice. I am an artist: That’s all I am and all I want to do.”

On Campus

Just Before Election, Kenny Imagines Greg in Charge

​An ordinary guy is, like many, fed up with politics. What’s more, he thinks the country would be better off with someone like him in charge. Inexplicably, the next morning he wakes up as the President of the United States—and has to navigate a series of crises, including a natural disaster and a diplomatic crisis that spirals into a nuclear catastrophe.

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Alumni Spotlight: Danny Troob '70

After graduating from Harvard College with a degree in music composition, Troob became an arranger and orchestrator for Disney blockbusters and stage productions.


‘Westworld’ Wows with Killer Concept

This juxtaposition of robots in the Wild West, gunshots but no actual death, and unfiltered nudity amongst violence creates a fine line between reality and fantasy

On Campus

Unsex Me: The Ag’s Gender-Bent “Macbeth”

With Malcolm and Banquo cast as women, the audience now must contemplate seemingly simple plot points. “Why does Banquo get passed up for the promotion?” director Kier W. Zimmerman ’19 says. “Is it a gender thing?”

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Book Cover Round-Up: Fall 2016

Judging books by their covers.


'Snowden' Cool and Compelling

“Snowden” is not explicit propaganda for its eponymous protagonist’s heroism or traitorship. Despite some information that arguably can be classified more as fluff than as substance, “Snowden” succeeds in telling a compelling story that risks being repetitive.