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Caroline E. Tew

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Music Video Breakdown: ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ by Taylor Swift

It’s exactly like another famous Taylor music video, “You Belong with Me,” but instead of pining after a cute boy, she’s plotting his murder and instead of pajamas, she’s wearing leather and fishnet stockings.

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Books

‘The Burning Girl:’ A Fresh Adaptation of a Bildungsroman

In this coming-of-age novel, Messud strikes the perfect balance between discussing the gracelessness of middle school and keeping the narrative from perpetual awkwardness.

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Arts

Unpopular Opinion: ‘One Tree Hill’

It doesn’t matter what you say about bad acting, cliché plot lines, or creating an unrealistic image of high school and life beyond: “One Tree Hill” was a masterpiece of our youth.

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Books

'Kingdom of the Young': When Style Ruins a Story

Edie Meidav’s short story anthology “Kingdom of the Young” fails to meet high expectations: Though her previous three novels were universally acclaimed, her first anthology does not live up to the hype.

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Books

'Wait Till You See Me Dance': A Woeful Anthology

Every story has a fair amount of sadness, and because of the short length of the majority of the stories, this anthology doesn’t permit for more than a one-note depressing reading experience

Theater

‘Queen Lear’ Flawed but Compelling

With costumes and singing that poked fun at the Shakespearean classic, the intentional unprofessionalism was the main source of the humor for the show.

Arts

Talent Agent Maureen Toth on the Entertainment Industry

Maureen Toth is the owner and principal agent of Eastern Talent Agency, an agency based in Los Angeles and New York for designers, directors, and editors. The Harvard Crimson sat down and talked with her about how she got involved in the industry, what she looks for in a client, and her advice for anyone interested in getting into the entertainment business.

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Theater

‘SKETCH’ Channels Both Eccentricity and Comedic Genius

From a man who is too excited to receive a pat down at airport security to a lesbian who wins “The Bachelor” but is in love with another contestant, a cast of nine students performed a series of ten skits from March 23 to 25.

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Books

‘The Night Ocean’: A Nested Novel

Paul La Farge’s new novel “The Night Ocean” contains books within books within books, like a literary version of a Russian nesting doll.

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Books

‘Exit West’: A Surreal Look at Relevant Issues

Mohsin Hamid weaves a powerful and relevant narrative in “Exit West.” It claims fame as a “Most Anticipated Book” by Buzzfeed, Time, and the Washington Post, a well-deserved title.

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Books

'The Woman Next Door' Subtle but Effective

Through the bittersweet tales of two old women, Yewande Omotoso manages to deliver a thought-provoking novel about apartheid and race relations in South Africa—and an enjoyable read as well.​

Theater

Hasty Pudding’s ‘Casino Evil’: A Wonderfully Cliché Drag Show

With its lewd jokes and crazy outfits, “Casino Evil” could have easily gone wrong. Yet the actors deliver an engaging performance by recognizing the absurdity of it all.

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Arts

Valentine's Day: 5 Weirdest Couples in Art History

From "Oedipus Rex" to "Game of Thrones," these works of art make romance anything but cliche.