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Boston Calling 2019

The Harvard Crimson sends three writers — Allison J. Scharmann '21, Jack M. Schroeder '21, and Shruthi Venkata '22 — to cover Boston Calling Music Festival.

Music

From Governors Ball 2019: Friday Sound Bites

As Mitski sang with a sort of abandon to a departing partner, “And when you go, take this heart / I'll make no more use of it when there's no more you,” she danced with wild joy.

From Governors Ball 2019: Sunday Sound Bites

Due to a whirlwind of weather-induced scheduling changes, only 11 of the planned 27 acts in Governors Ball’s Sunday lineup ended up being able to perform.

On Campus

‘Big Plans’ at the Gardner Museum Takes a Meta-Level Look at the Role of Public Spaces in Social Reform

“Big Plans: Picturing Social Reform” is about landscape architecture as a 19th-century social innovation.

New HAM Curator Joachim Homann Wants Us To Think About What a Drawing Is

Looking towards his goals as a curator at Harvard, incoming drawings curator Joachim Homann said that he hopes to broaden the museum’s scope.

Theater

‘Multiplicity Is Actually Strength’: Margaret Atwood and Poul Ruders Reflect On Retelling ‘The Handmaid's Tale’ Through Opera

Atwood’s parting words embodied hope for the new generation of opera-goers. "What I’m happy about right now is the generations of, let’s say, under 25."

Portrait of an Artist: Puppeteer Kate Brehm Teaches the Illusion of Invisibility

"The role of the puppeteer is exciting because there's always a duality going on," Brehm said.

Film

50 Years: The Lunar Landing and Space in Film

Today, 50 years after the moon landing, it’s astonishing to see how far space films have gone.

An Action Movie Done Right: ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum’

“John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum” — the latest entry in this unapologetically bloody, but increasingly successful action franchise — lives up to its predecessors.

Books

‘The Sentence Is Death’ Needs to Watch Its Wording

Horowitz is no stranger to the mystery novel, but “The Sentence is Death” is unfortunately his least exciting foray into the genre.

‘Lost Roses’ Brings to Life the Russian Revolution

There are great elements to “Lost Roses,” but more often than not they are caught in the crossfire of extreme symbolism or frankly impossible coincidence.

TV

‘Fleabag’ Season Two is a Comedic Triumph

As Waller-Bridge debuts the second season of BBC America’s hit thriller “Killing Eve” and its first season wins accolades, the second season of her original dramedy “Fleabag” finally comes to American television.

‘The Iron Throne’ Ends ‘Game of Thrones’ With Plenty of Questions

With a world as large as the one in “Game of Thrones” and all the hype surrounding the final episode, the showrunners were ultimately going to leave fans unsatisfied in some way or another.

Arts

'The Bad Mother’: ‘Big Little Lies’ Takes Celeste to Court

Forget “Kramer vs. Kramer”: The spiciest on-screen courtroom showdown is shaping up to be Kidman vs. Streep in the penultimate episode of “Big Little Lies”’ second season.

Arts

‘Mulan’ Teaser Missing Mushu, Music, and Disney Magic?

As much as audiences around the world deserve to see a more historically accurate rendition of this empowering story, that doesn’t necessarily make this film a faithful adaptation of Disney’s 1998 “Mulan.”

On Campus

Harvard Art Museums Receives Gift of Otto Piene’s Sketchbooks

This spring, the Harvard Art Museums received a gift of 70 of the late modern artist Otto Piene’s sketchbooks dating from 1935 to 2014.

Arts

‘Kill Me’: ‘Big Little Lies’ Twists the Plot

Et tu, Corey? With the quirky sartorial choices and fun facts about marine life?

Arts

‘She Knows’: ‘Big Little Lies’’ Big Self-Sabotaging Problem

You’d think after one murder, Monterey denizens would learn their lesson about costume parties.

Music

From Governors Ball 2019: Tyler, the Creator Charms With Set About Love

Music

From Governors Ball 2019: Saturday Sound Bites

Books

‘States of Mind’ Offers a Subtle Yet Powerful Representation of Mental Illness

Film

Portrait of an Artist: Adele Lim

Music

From Boston Calling 2019: Sunday Sound Bites

Arts

‘The End of the World’: ‘Big Little Lies’ Forecasts Our Collective Demise

The HBO drama once again enjoys pitting well-meaning, yet clumsy activism against the oblivion that accompanies considerable wealth.

Theater

Fewer People Are Watching The Tonys: Does it Matter?

This year’s Tony Awards demonstrated that American theater is as engaging, diverse, and relevant as the best that HBO and Amazon Prime have to offer.

Arts

‘What Have They Done?’: ‘Big Little Lies’ Second Season Has Yet to Justify Itself

Despite its Avengers-like assembly of Hollywood’s best and brightest, “Big Little Lies” has yet to justify its second season, beyond wanting to strike it rich.

Arts

‘Tell-Tale Heart’: ‘Big Little Lies’ Adds Yet Another Mother to the Mix

First Mary Louise, now Elizabeth… Is this town just one festering cesspool of mommy issues?

Music

From Governors Ball 2019: BROCKHAMPTON are the Best Kind of Boyband

BROCKHAMPTON are out to be the best, to “redefine the word ‘boy band,’” and to take on any limited definitions of masculinity the world tries to force on them.

Music

From Boston Calling 2019: Travis Scott is the Highest in the Room

Music

From Governors Ball 2019: Kacey Musgraves’s Counter-Culture Country

Music

From Governors Ball 2019: Hippo Campus Turns a Corner

Music

From Governors Ball 2019: Florence + The Machine’s One-Woman Exorcism

Theater

The Best of Two Eras: Alvin Ailey Combine the Modern ‘Lazarus’ and Iconic ‘Revelations’

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