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Aline G. Damas

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"Melodrama" by Lorde
Music

Lorde’s Highly-Anticipated ‘Melodrama’ Encapsulates the Pangs of Love

“Melodrama” triumphs in its ability to capture all the different facets of love and its consequent heartbreak. Each song explores these feelings in a tender way, slowly peeling back the layers of boozy nights until we are confronted with truth and raw emotion.

Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin
On Campus

Akademie’s “Of Frogs and Men” Brings Sound to Life

For the 2016-2017 season of the Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF), the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin played an energetic show at The New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. The program performed on March 24, “Of Frogs and Men,” consisted of Baroque music on the theme of nature. These pieces were played delightfully by fifteen players including violins, violas, oboes, a violoncello, a double bass, a bassoon, a lute, a harpsichord, and a recorder, all the while bringing to life the opulence of this style to the stage.

Theater

“Brave New World” Channels the Present

In its depiction of a crumbling utopia, Aldous Huxley’s 1932 classic “Brave New World” poses moral quandaries that remain relevant today. In their adaptation of the novel, the Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company has found their own way to make connections between Huxley’s futuristic world and our present one.

South and West
Books

'South and West' Wanders Into American Life

Though it consists mainly of succinct anecdotes and interviews, this notebook’s poignant observations and musings are fascinating thanks to Didion’s eye for detail and the relevance of the topics she discusses to this troubling world we live in today.

Les Miserables
Books

From the Bookshelves: 'Les Miserables'

"Les Miserables" as an authentic depiction of the human condition.

Potluck
Arts

Martha and Snoop Bring Back the Pot in Potluck

What do Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg have in common? Other than serving time, these long-time friends share a passion for food and entertainment.

Steve M. O'Donnell '76
Arts

Alumni Spotlight: Steve M. O’Donnell ’76

Comedy writer and Harvard alumnus Steve M. O’Donnell ’76 was the head writer for the late night comedy shows “Late Night with David Letterman” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Pure Genius?
Arts

Not So ‘Pure Genius’

Besides its absurd and improbable elements, the show does not seem to bring anything new.

On Campus

An Eerie and Alive ‘Macbeth’

Along with the freshness of its creative liberties, the Hyperion production’s powerful acting, cast and staging made it a thoroughly enjoyable show and a brilliant interpretation of the Bard’s classic.

On Campus

Relating the Plight of ‘The Trojan Women,’ Then and Now

Flashes of refugee camps in Syria; children covered in the ashes of bombs. Over the last few months, images like these revolving around the refugee crisis have been inundating televisions and newsfeeds. At a time like this, the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club’s adaption of “The Trojan Women” might be more relevant than ever.

On Campus

Rem Koolhaas Discusses Current Preoccupations at the GSD

​On Oct. 4, renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas spoke about four of his current overseas design projects at the Harvard Graduate School of Design

Film

'The Dressmaker' Fun but Uneven

While the excess of subplots and confused theme can feel overwhelming, the stellar acting of the lead characters make "The Dressmaker" striking and thoroughly entertaining.​