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Abdeljaleel Ismail

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Music

Maroon 5’s ‘Red Pill Blues’ Makes Blue Pill Appealing

On Maroon 5’s latest album, frontman Adam Levine screams, “Help me out.” They definitely need it.

Writers in the Parlor: Fact and Fiction
Arts

Claire Messud, Jill Abramson, and Lorraine Adams Discuss Fact and Fiction

On Oct 24, Harvard’s English Department brought together three prominent writers on campus for “Fact or Fiction: Writing Journalism, Writing Literature.”

Books

The 9th Annual Boston Book Festival Celebrates Writers and Readers

The event celebrated reading, writing, and other less traditional forms of literature. The festival was reminiscent of an amusement park—especially for those who enjoy reading and writing—enlivening Copley Square in a welcoming, warm, and exciting way.

Wu-Tang Clan, "The Saga Continues"
Music

Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘The Saga Continues’ Woke but Sleep-Inducing

It might seem hypocritical to ask the Wu-Tang Clan to be more modern while criticizing the majority of new school rap, but they don’t need to change what they are trying to say, just how they say it.

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Arts

Moral Failure and Familial Relationships in ‘Rick and Morty’

One can expect nothing from tonight's season finale, other than originality and greatness—the only thing the show continues to deliver on a regular basis.