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Ethan B. Reichsman

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Books

‘Flâneuse’ is a Delightfully Aimless Look at Aimlessness

Is flânerie, this art of idling, possible for women? Can a woman walk through city streets, unobserved but always observing? Is there such a thing as a flâneuse?

Cultural Rhythms
Arts

Cultural Rhythms Celebrates Diversity with Energy and Grace

The diversity and talent of Harvard College was on full display Saturday evening at the Harvard Foundation’s 32nd Cultural Rhythms show. The show—part of a whole week of dialogue around race, ethnicity, and gender—featured many of Harvard’s cultural performance groups.

Film

In ‘After the Storm,’ Every Moment is a Discovery

Nothing much happens in “After the Storm,” a family drama written and directed by Hirokazu Koreeda, but this never seems to matter: It is less a story than a journey for the audience to get to know the characters.

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Arts

2017 Oscars Predictions

Will "La La Land" sweep in the 2017 Academy Awards?

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Books

Empathetic and Fierce: An Evening with George Saunders

Laughter filled the First Parish Church on Friday night as George Saunders dispensed wit and wisdom about writing and the role of art in today’s world.

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Film

'Fifty Shades' Duller

James Foley replaces “Grey” director Sam Taylor–Johnson—presumably in a (miserably futile) attempt to rescue the sequel from the mediocrity of the first installment. As it turns out, “Darker” suffers from the same lack of plot and cardboard–cutout characters that plagued its predecessor.