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The 2019 Oscars: A Live Blog

From Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's intimate performance to Melissa McCarthy's hilarious homage to "The Favourite," the Arts staff blogs the Oscars ceremony.


Kahan’s ‘Mess’ Exudes Vulnerability and Relatability

Like the indie artist’s previous songs, “Mess” marries soft fingerpicking with solemn lyrics that crescendo into a catchy, repetitive chorus.

J.I.D & Since the 80s Talk Life in the Music Industry with No Label

Invited by student group No Label, the critically acclaimed rapper and his managers, Barry Johnson and Zekiel Nicholson, spoke about their experiences.

On Campus

MFA’s ‘Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular’ Asks a Radical Question: What Inspired Her?

“Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular” is not just another homage to her storied life and iconography, but rather a much needed and deserved look into her inspirations — namely, Mexican folk art, or “arte popular.”

Portrait of an Artist: Porsha Olayiwola

The Harvard Crimson spoke with Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola about the importance of giving frequently silenced voices a chance to speak their truth.


Ghungroo 2019 on the ABC’s: The American-Born Confused Desi Experience

Each musical and dance performance was an intimate conversation between the two sides of the hyphenated Desi-American identity.

All-Female Cast to Present Comedy on the Latina Immigrant Experience, ‘Real Women Have Curves’

Director Bianca I. Rodriguez hopes the audience will come away with a deeply empathetic understanding of these characters and the Latinx experience at large.


‘Captain Marvel’ Is About a Woman. That’s Not the Point.

Idealizing "Captain Marvel" as an answer to a long-standing feminist question feels incorrect, but so does disparaging it as inconsequential.

What's New on Netflix: March 2019

Here are three particularly welcome additions — oldies but goodies — and two notable mentions coming to Netflix this month.


'Run Away,' Please

Haphazardly throwing together cults, drugs, and genetic testing does not make a thriller.

‘Cat Person’ Author Kristen Roupenian Discusses New Book at Harvard Book Store

Much of the evening’s conversation centered on Kristen Roupenian’s attempts to navigate her story’s unexpected fame.


‘Documentary Now! Returns with ‘Batsh*t Valley’ to Celebrate Our Absurdist Reality

“Documentary Now!” a TV series known for its affectionate parodies of non-fiction films from across time periods and genres, returned to IFC on Feb. 20.

‘The Enemy Within’ Delivers Fast-Paced High Stakes

Crime thrillers are never in short supply in the world of network television, but NBC’s “The Enemy Within” is off to an engaging start.


For Junior Family Weekend, Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra Outstandingly Performs Sibelius and Haydn

The orchestra highlighted the sprightly stylistic and structural innovations of Jean Sibelius’s Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op. 52.


What the Hell Happened: The New GOT Trailer is Impossibly Dark

The new trailer is so dark that it is literally impossible to know what is going on, and anyone who says otherwise is flat-out lying.


Instagram Saw it First: Food Trends of 2016

In 2016, the Instagram food scene had taken off, with bloggers popping up right and left and racking up hundreds of thousands of followers.


Hozier is Out of the Woods and In The Blues on ‘Wasteland, Baby!’

Taking a new perspective on the intersection of folk, acoustic, and gospel, “Wasteland Baby!”is an evocative follow up to Hozier’s difficult-to-top debut.


Keeping Alive

Can faith be more than struggling to keep things from dying? Maybe, there is nothing in the world that we can separate from death.


The Lasting Impact of Yalitza Aparicio, Star of ‘Roma’


Black Arts Festival 2019: Professor and Photographer Talk Intersection of Vision and Justice


Black Arts Festival 2019: Experimental Film and Community Shine at Black Filmmakers Screening


Black Arts Festival 2019: ‘Sing it, Sister!’ Open Mic Features Poetry, Song


Black Arts Festival 2019: Drag Queens Talk Race and Sexuality in 'Drag as a Black Imaginary Space'


Arts Playlist: 5 Songs for Daylight Savings Time

Here are five songs to help you adjust to losing an hour of sleep.


Yearning for a Revolution in ‘Infinite Football’

Porumboiu brings a unique insight to the documentary in drawing visual parallels between Ginghina’s ambitions and the future of Romanian modernization.


Arts Playlist: A Non-Christmas Music Winter Playlist

Listening to these songs will have you fully embracing the winter beauty around you.


Music Video Breakdown: 'break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored' by Ariana Grande

The attention Ariana focuses on the girl rather than the boy seems like an interesting choice of narrative, perhaps foreshadowing what is to come.


Career Overview: Karl Lagerfeld

The designer’s death left behind a huge and complicated legacy — one that includes both groundbreaking art and shocking allegations of fatphobia, Islamophobia, racism, and sexism.


Black Arts Festival 2019: Winter Tangerine Magazine Leads Workshop on Race and Writing


Building Character


Black Arts Festival 2019 Roundup


A Conversation with Park Chan-wook at the Harvard Film Archive


Boston Ballet’s ‘Full on Forsythe’ Breathes Innovation and Excitement into Ballet