Boston's contemporary art scene is often perceived as a backwater, simply a little sister to New York's. Yet the city has a cultural ecology all its own, one that benefits from a concentration of universities and a strong sense of local community, but that may now be threatened by rising costs of living. The Crimson takes an in-depth look at the area's artistic environment.
Lamar may be more brilliant and more nuanced than other rappers. He may be flat out more talented than anyone in the general vicinity of a microphone. But on “DAMN,” he does his best to obscure that ability almost beyond recognition.
A clear evolution beyond the other installments of the “Heart” series, the new single is frank, spontaneous, and experimental. Its constantly changing beats reflect the diversity and scope of a confident lyrical master’s thoughts.
On April 3, the Museum of Fine Arts previewed its upcoming exhibition, “Matisse in the Studio.” Organized by both the Museum of Fine Arts and London’s Royal Academy of Arts, and in partnership with Nice’s Musée Matisse, which provided the curators with many of the objects and paintings featured in the exhibition, it is the first major international show to highlight not just Matisse’s art, but also the space in which he created his masterpieces.
Sandra Lerner is a painter based in New York whose work explores the intersections between Eastern philosophy and theories in physics and cosmology. Her work is featured in collections around the world, including the Kampo Museum in Kyoto and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Connecticut. Currently, ten of her paintings are on display in the Gutman Gallery, at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. This exhibit, “Creative Flux,” takes as its theme visual representations of Taoism and modern physics.
Michael Caine is old. “Going in Style” establishes this helpful information early.
Lisandro Alonso is an Argentine filmmaker who first gained international recognition in 2001 with his debut film “La Libertad,” and whose last work, “Jauja,” won the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2014 Cannes film festival. He is currently a research fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The Crimson sat down with Alonso to discuss his thought-provoking body of work.
Edie Meidav’s short story anthology “Kingdom of the Young” fails to meet high expectations: Though her previous three novels were universally acclaimed, her first anthology does not live up to the hype.
“A poet’s poet’s poet,” as acclaimed poet John Ashbery described her, Elizabeth Bishop, one of the finest mid-twentieth century American poets, is masterfully portrayed in Megan Marshall’s new biography, “Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast.” Marshall, a former student of Bishop’s, interweaves a richly descriptive account of Bishop’s personal life and artistic output with sections about Marshall’s own life.
An unarmed white man is shot and killed by a black police officer, prompting an intense investigation by the Department of Justice. Meanwhile, a black teenager was killed by a police officer months ago, and police have swept this under the rug.
While the first episode showed signs of a season that would dive deep into socially and politically relevant topics, this episode instead has more of the bad elements from “Hour One” and less of the good.
“In the Heights” soared to new levels of theatrical achievement, showcasing student excellence in acting and directing, while also giving voice to the Latino immigrant experience.
When the war is over and the men return from combat, the women who want to continue working must grapple with pay inequality and the loss of much of the recognition and freedom they had enjoyed.
Collecting themselves / and breaking apart, sunset the // blood between. Oceans spaced. / How many times have I wrestled // this tongue into Yours?
Picking up with the season seven cliffhanger, the season eight premiere finds ex-spy, ex-drug trafficker, and potentially ex-detective Sterling Archer in a coma.
The end of the episode, in which all of the characters are happily coupled, wraps up the show well in theory, but falls short in its execution.
IDENTITIES 2017 offered a well-engineered look at futuristic fashion.
The Art Society ventures to bring local artists and art appreciation to a space where it might not otherwise receive such focused institutional attention.
New England-based photographer Roscoe M. Curry, perhaps better known by his Instagram handle “Ross the Photo Boss,” can sometimes be seen around Harvard’s campus photographing student events.