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Faith A. Pak

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Björk: 'Post'

Unpopular Opinion: Björk

Björk's music is wild, unpredictable, somewhere in between brutal and beautiful.


Beauty and the Brain: The Emerging Field of Neuroaesthetics

Neuroaesthetics, an innovative but controversial new area of neuroscience research, has the potential to help us understand the ways our brain responds to art. But some remain skeptical of how much science can really tell us about aesthetic experiences. The Crimson surveys the state of the field on campus and beyond.


‘Dryside’: A Poetic New Drama on Climate Change, Race, and Class

The play’s greatest strength lies in the relationships between its characters, which are so intimate and realistic that it feels almost like a violation of privacy to be listening in.

Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles?
On Campus

At Veritas Forum, Academics Talk Spirituality

Biology professor Robert A. Lue, and MIT professor and nuclear scientist Ian Hutchinson spoke about whether scientists can believe in miracles and a higher power.

Ammunition Rehearsal

‘Ammunition’: A Musical Take on American Women in the War

When the war is over and the men return from combat, the women who want to continue working must grapple with pay inequality and the loss of much of the recognition and freedom they had enjoyed.

Un Pedrazo de Mi Historia
Visual Arts

The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present: Curator Interview

An interview with the curator for Cooper Gallery's newest exhibition.

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'Running' Creates Immersive World but Unsympathetic Characters

Cara Hoffman’s third novel “Running” shines, as the best aspect of the novel is its elegant and virtuosic descriptions of the world through which her characters wander.

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‘My Life as a Zucchini’ (‘Ma Vie de Courgette’) a Sweet Little Thing

​The most memorable thing about Claude Barras’s French-Swiss stop-motion film, “Ma Vie de Courgette” (“My Life as a Zucchini”), is the expression in the puppets’ eyes. Courgette’s are rimmed with a chilly blue and little floating brows that slope down sweetly, giving a very open look to his face.


Artist Spotlight: Lorenzo Benitez

Lorenzo Benitez, a filmmaker and student at Cornell University, investigated the controversial topic of voluntourism with his recent feature-length documentary, “Six Months to Salvation.” The film follows seven students on their trip to rural Thailand to teach English to a community of Karen people. The volunteers find their idealism eroding over the course of the film as they face difficulties and moral ambiguity in their work.

On Campus

ART’s “Fingersmith” a Ravishing Victorian Tale of Passion, Intrigue, and Vengeance

Director Bill Rauch and the cast of “Fingersmith” serve up a captivating show, with a riveting, dexterously handled plot, thoughtful social commentary, and moments of emotional poignancy.

On Campus

Harvard Ballet Company Presents a Jubilant 'Oz'

Harvard Ballet Company presented a compelling retelling of "The Wizard of Oz" for its fall show.