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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.


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

During one of the show’s best transitions, Scott appeared magically on the lower tier of the hanging podium and noted that there was only one more mode that he and the already-riled audience could possibly reach.

From Boston Calling 2019: Sunday Sound Bites

Hits like “Primadonna” and Clean Bandit’s “Baby,” on which she is featured, were exciting to see performed live, but the highly edited, quickly changing nature imagery on the background display made little sense with her costume, dance, and overall stage.

On Campus

Creative Writing Program Settles into New Lamont Library Space

After the creative writing program's move into its new Lamont space, Lamont has slowly begun to become a hub for the college creative writing community.

A Budding Romance: ‘Art in Bloom’ Brings Flowers to the MFA

Each year, as spring descends upon Massachusetts and the cherry trees burst into blossom, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston brings a touch of flora inside the museum, too.


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.

‘Dogfight’: A Beautiful, Nostalgic Social Critique

It was easy to forget at certain points that the marines’ mistreatment of women and hyper-masculine violence is meant to take place half a century ago.


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.

Portrait of an Artist: Adele Lim

The Harvard Crimson sat down with Adele Lim, co-screenwriter of "Crazy Rich Asians," to discuss representation in the film and Asian stories in mainstream media.


Karen Russell Discusses ‘Orange World’ at Harvard Book Store

Russell attracted such a large audience that some attendees sat on the floor, stood in the back of the room, and even watched Russell speak from closed-circuit televisions elsewhere in the bookstore

‘The Mother-in-Law’ Redefines Family Dynamics

With their quick fire exchanges, the protagonists will certainly demand the reader’s attention.


‘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.


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

Lazarus delivered an ultimate tribute to Ailey’s vision for shining a light on racial inequalities and inspiring empathy and hope within viewers.


From Boston Calling 2019: Integrating Old and New with Tame Impala

At Boston Calling, Tame Impala’s slowly changing but still recognizable Saturday night set was nothing short of breathtaking.


From Boston Calling 2019: Big Red Machine Are Who They Are

Those aspects exist in Big Red Machine, but its unifying sonic theme is that there is no real theme, that different sounds will come together and interact in new ways.


From Boston Calling 2019: Joyner Lucas Couldn’t Save Logic

It was utterly disgraceful how Logic could be so openly hostile with his crowd and still seek exorbitant praise.


From Boston Calling 2019: Hozier’s Ardor in Serenity

Familiarity with Hozier made the lights brighter and his melodies more heart-wrenching, but the concert experience would be enjoyable to any.


From Boston Calling 2019: Friday Sound Bites


From Boston Calling 2019: Twenty One Pilots Earns Its Place


From Boston Calling 2019: Saturday Sound Bites


From Boston Calling 2019: Mitski Breaks The Fourth Wall


From Boston Calling 2019: Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals Dazzle


‘Always Be My Maybe’ Is a Rom-Com for the Subtle Asian Traits Generation

“Always Be My Maybe” bears the slight, bitter tinge of Netflix Original mediocrity, that banal air of capitalistically motivated art.


From Boston Calling 2019: The ‘Weird Beauty’ of Christine and The Queens

Equal parts eccentric and elegant, euphoric and composed, Christine and the Queens let loose its “weird beauty” onstage, and Boston Calling was better for it.


From Boston Calling 2019: Mura Masa and Bonzai, A Performance Duo

At his Boston Calling performance on Friday afternoon, touring singer Bonzai, now known as Cosha, stole the show with her vivid stage presence.


From Boston Calling 2019: A Mellow Show From Lord Huron

For noncommittal but appreciative fans of Lord Huron’s style of country-tinged indie-folk music, the concert was unenthralling after the first song.


From Boston Calling 2019: CHVRCHES Rise Above the Fray

Mayberry’s electrifying vocals and the band’s refusal to sink into the shadows contributed to a heartfelt and impressive set.


What the Hell Happened: Hey Hollywood, Stop Casting Attractive Hollywood Actors as Serial Killers


Music Video Breakdown: ‘ME!’ by Taylor Swift


From Cannes: ‘Matthias et Maxime’ an Unconvincing Romance


Cannes Special Edition: Journalists Archetypes


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