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In Retrospect

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Music

From Outside Lands 2018: Going to Church with Florence + The Machine

Whether she intends to create it or not, Welch’s concert experience is much like that of a spiritual one, one where the devotion is to the music than a specific religion.

Outside Lands 2018 Friday Sound Bites: Carly Rae Jepsen, The Mountain Goats, and More

From Perfume Genius to Carly Rae Jepsen, some of the biggest names in music graced San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

On Campus

Artist Spotlight: Kwesi Budu-Arthur, curator of the Paul Dietrich Gallery

Kwesi Budu-Arthur, associate at the Cambridge Seven architecture firm, also acts as the curator of the firm’s art gallery. The Paul Dietrich Gallery is located inside the walls of the firm itself, and it is up to Budu-Arthur alone to curate the exhibits that he and his co-workers work with everyday.

"Faculty Lounge" Seeks to Bridge the Gap Between Students and Faculty

Although the Harvard College Stand Up Comic Society (HCSUCS) usually runs shows every week or so, the April 14 performance was not your run-of-the-mill show.

Theater

2018 Tony Award Predictions

​We’re less than two weeks away from Broadway’s biggest night—The Tonys—and there are still so many questions that need answering. Who will win? Who should win? Here are our predictions.

A Mixed ‘Sound of Music’

In a new production of “The Sound of Music,” a fictionalized portrayal of the character Maria Rainer’s transition from postulant to governess, wife, and stepmother centralizes the bond between Maria and the seven von Trapp children.

Film

'Crazy Rich Asians' Stars on How the Film 'Transcends Race'

"‘Oh, are they good Asians or bad Asians?’ How about, are we good filmmakers or bad filmmakers? Good actors or bad actors?” Claire N. Park sits down with cast and crew of Crazy Rich Asians.

'Support the Girls' a Big-Hearted Dramedy

A tacky breastaurant becomes the unlikely site of solidarity and sisterhood.

Books

'Baby Teeth' Has Some Growing To Do

Though at times chilling, “Baby Teeth” could have been so much more.

‘Providence’ Destined for Mediocrity

Kepnes’s novel, which is inspired by and often directly alludes to “The Dunwich Horror,” comes as an ersatz replication of Lovecraft’s delicately wrought horror fiction.

TV

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Ends a Frustrating Season 2 with a Disappointing Finale

The constant repetition is suffocating the story—and Gilead is already a suffocating place.

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: ‘Postpartum’ Not So Different from Prepartum

​All roads lead to the Waterford household. At least, they do for June, who unbelievably ends up back there for a third time.

Music

Real Bites: The Best and Worst Food of Outside Lands 2018

Throughout the weekend, we’ll be visiting the best and the worst of Outside Lands’ food tents.

Music

From Panorama Music Festival 2018: The xx Shine at the Otherwise Rainy Festival

The band has adapted their own brand of dance, bedroom pop, and electronic rock into a live show that perfectly encapsulates their aesthetic.

Music

From Lollapalooza 2018: Carly Rae Jepsen Brings Not Peace, But A Sword

Today’s actions were no Excalibur moment. Jepsen’s faux-ceremonial knighting merely provided the physical embodiment of a sword visible for the general public to lock onto. For those paying attention, she’s always had it.

Music

From Lollapalooza 2018: Walk the Moon Constructs Shimmering Wall of Sound

It’s immensely difficult for a highly-anticipated act to pull off a surprising entrance, but Walk the Moon accomplished just that.

Music

From Pitchfork Music Festival 2018: Sunday Sound Bites

Some musicians are admired (the crowd goes “Wow,”) while others are adored (the crowd goes “Aww”). Chicago-based rapper Noname, with her permanently lit up doe-eyes, her full giggles, and her boundless charm, is really, really adorable.

Music

Lollapalooza 2018 Friday Soundbites: Mobley, Post Animal, Lizzo, and Alina Baraz

Music

From Panorama Music Festival 2018: Janet Jackson Is the Mother of Reincarnation

Music

From Panorama Music Festival 2018: Liana’s Sunday Sound Bites

Music

From Pitchfork Music Festival 2018: Japanese Breakfast are Radiant With Joy

Music

From Pitchfork Music Festival 2018: Tame Impala Light up the Stage in a Psychedelic Swirl

Books

'Flavors of Taste': A Decadent Collection of Recipes and Anecdotes

With its crisp recipes, decadence, and copious amounts of research, “Flavors of Taste” will ensure both success in the kitchen and satisfaction to those eating their way through its recipes.

Music

From Lollapalooza 2018: Allie X Commands Curious Attention

Nestled in the shaded isolation of the American Eagle stage, indie pop musician Allie X ushered in this year’s festival with a performance that was equal parts perplexing and captivating.

Music

From Panorama Music Festival 2018: Can Guwop Save Panorama?

The set was far from amazing, but despite its issues, Gucci Mane gave it his all and delivered a great show.

Music

Panorama Music Festival 2018 Saturday Soundbites: Olivia Noelle, Sigrid, Japanese Breakfast, SZA

SZA delivered a fantastic show, complete with top-notch vocal chops, endearing personal anecdotes, and eye-catching movie and lighting design—a triumphant performance.

Music

From Lollapalooza 2018: Khalid’s Evening Set Oozes Youthful Nonchalance

Time and time again, I’ve found myself reluctantly entrapped by a romanticized picture of young adult life, the type of feeling that causes a 19-year-old (and, judging by the crowd, many of his cohort) to feel nostalgia for better days past. Khalid’s attempt to capture that feeling in his performance early Thursday evening was a smashing success.

Music

From Panorama Music Festival 2018: Before Festival Cancellation, Melancholy Pours Over Daniel Caesar's Set

Film

‘Eighth Grade’ Tackles Adolescence with Honesty

Books

‘Clock Dance’ Dances Around Resolution

Books

‘All We Ever Wanted’ is a Nuanced Look at Sexual Harassment’s Ramifications

Music

From Pitchfork Music Festival 2018: Fleet Foxes Dazzle Fans With Old Favorites

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