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Cannes Film Festival 2018

The Harvard Crimson sends two writers—Mila Gauvin II '19 and Caroline A. Tsai '20—to France to cover the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival.

Music

Timely and Foreboding, Radiohead’s ‘Hail to the Thief’ Turns 15

Simultaneously a mutter and sing-song, strained and explosive, electronic and a return to a guitar-driven rock core, “Hail to the Thief” embodies the frustration and defeat of a bruised animal throwing itself against the bars of a cage—“hysterical and useless,” to quote the band’s earlier work.

From Governors Ball 2018: Sunday Sound Bites

Performing with strength and fever, the richness of Khalid’s voice entranced his crowd and created a soothing yet energized tone as his set progressed, and Khalid left his crowd content.

On Campus

"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.

The Gender Pay Gap Beyond Hollywood

The reason it matters is that the way we talk about Hollywood scandals mirrors the flawed structure of the arguments we make about gender inequality in the workplace on a daily basis.

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

'Ocean's 8' Steals the Jewels—But Not the Show

"Ocean's 8" is a 3D-printed zirconium model of what it could have been: Exciting, but just not the real thing.

‘Mary Shelley’ Disappointing and Reductive

“Mary Shelley” is too unfocused and scattered to feel like a complete, self-possessed production.

Books

‘The Word Is Murder’: A Mystery that Blends Fiction and Reality

​Anthony Horowitz isn’t afraid to change up the classic mystery, and “The Word Is Murder” is no exception.

‘Legendary’ is Anything But

Garber takes advantage of the fact that her readers don’t have a complete grasp of the rules of her magical world and, frustratingly, makes the rules up as she sees fit.

TV

How '13 Reasons Why’ Makes the Same Mistakes it Warns Against

The show needs to stop romanticizing trauma under the guise of heroism.

'The Handmaid’s Tale': Catalysts for Sisterhood in 'First Blood'

First Blood” is one of Season Two’s better episodes, even if it rushes the changing dynamics between June and Serena Joy ever-so-slightly.

Film

Beneath the Layer of Horror: “Jurassic Park” Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

Michael Crichton and Steven Spielberg have left so many messages and ideas for us to unpack. 25 years later, the film still “finds a way.”

Film

‘First Reformed’ Marks the Return of a Genius

It is on the small, fundamental building blocks of filmmaking that “First Reformed” thrives.

Arts

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: ‘After’ is Surprisingly Superficial and Disappointing

A lot happens—too much, in fact, making the episode more chaotically disappointing than artful.

Music

Eminem’s Governors Ball Performance Disappoints His Devotees But Nevertheless Entertains

Eminem’s Governors Ball performance was noticeably less exciting than some of the other ones of the night, but Eminem added a spark to the set whenever he performed some of his older classics much to the crowd’s enthusiasm, and he seemed to perform more passionately whenever the crowd was more engaged.

Books

‘Florida:’ Intriguing Characters, Lackluster Endings

Each of Groff’s words feel deliberate, hardening the impact of her stories.

Film

‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ A Warm and Delightful Period Drama

Arts

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: In 'Other Women,' June is Back To—No, Worse Than—Square One

Arts

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: Silence Sows the ‘Seeds’ of Rebellion

Music

From Boston Calling 2018: A Toast to Khalid

Music

From Boston Calling 2018: Eminem Thrills, Bloats with Excess

Music

From Governors Ball 2018: Saturday Sound Bites

When Pusha T took to the American Eagle Stage at Governors Ball in a last-minute replacement of the rap group BROCKHAMPTON, cheers of “Fuck Drake!” rang from audience members.

Music

Travis Scott Drives Governors Ball Crowd Into Frenzy

Travis Scott’s Governors Ball performance not only captivated his fans, but seized them with a fervor that was palpable from the moment that Scott took to the stage until the very end of his performance.

Music

From Governor’s Ball 2018: Friday Sound Bites

Post Malone’s performance was a set of dichotomies—between swagger and hesitancy, apologeticness and disclaimers. Through these juxtapositions, Post Malone performed passionately, gleefully, and above all, vulnerably.

Music

From Governor’s Ball 2018: Jack White Headlines Governor’s Ball Day One With Aggressive, Yet Smooth Fervor

Despite the heavy nature of his rock music, White was able to present his work often in a fun, almost light manner as he made sound effects into his microphone and played with a tangible passion and zest for the duration of his show.

Film

‘Deadpool 2’ Obnoxious and Wonderful

“Deadpool 2” somehow avoids crossing the line from funny to tiresome, at least for the most part.

Music

From Boston Calling 2018: Saturday Sound Bites

Music

From Boston Calling 2018: Tyler, The Creator is Lonely, but Loved

Music

From Boston Calling 2018: Jack White Brings His Distinct Sound and Politics to Boston

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From Boston Calling 2018: Sunday Sound Bites

Music

From Boston Calling 2018: Fleet Foxes in Bucolic Harmony

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