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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.

Fierce
Arts

Dancing Through Eleganza's Past

Eleganza was not always the dance party it is today. It was founded as part of BlackCAST, and has since expanded past its origins.

Hugh A. Mayo
Arts

'A Moving Target'

Safety shares an interesting relationship with art, a discipline which often values the unconventional and groundbreaking. Navigating this balance has been a key consideration at Harvard's VES department.

A.R.T. Workshop
Arts

The Foundations and Dreams of the Technical Theater Scene

At Harvard, technical directors are few and far between. They build the sets for the dozens of plays produced on campus, often taking on long hours in the shop. While the work can be time-consuming, there are reasons for staying, and perhaps, changes to come.

Pauline B. Lim '88
Arts

The Working Artist

"It was like stepping off the edge of the world, to be an artist,” Pauline B. Lim ’88 said.

museums
Arts

Beauty and the Brain: The Emerging Field of Neuroaesthetics

Neuroaesthetics, an innovative but controversial new area of neuroscience research, has the potential to help us understand the ways our brain responds to art. But some remain skeptical of how much science can really tell us about aesthetic experiences. The Crimson surveys the state of the field on campus and beyond.

Widener Library
Arts

Building the Future: Creating a 21st-Century Campus on 17th-Century Foundations

From undergraduate House renewal to ambitious plans for the new Allston campus, Harvard is in a period of profound architectural transition. Crimson Arts takes a look at the history of Harvard's built environment and the possibilities for its future growth.

Martinez DJ
Arts

The Stories Behind the Sound: DJs at Harvard

The Crimson talks to some of the DJs who set the tone for Harvard's music scene.

Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes Film Festival 2017

The Harvard Crimson sends its writer— Ethan B. Reichsman '18 —to the French Riviera to cover the Cannes Film Festival.

Art and Politics

Art & Politics

In this, our second annual themed supplement, The Crimson's Arts Board focuses on the intersections between art and politics. We survey this contested and contentious landscape by talking to artists, critics, writers, politicians, and economists on campus and beyond.

Joel Janowitz's Studio
Arts

Looking Local: Boston and Its Contemporary Art

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.

Family Studies
Arts

Drawing the Lines: Dividing and Reuniting Harvard’s Collections

As curators, students, and professors rethink the ways in which Harvard's collections are divided, new debates, new questions, and new philosophies of display have come to the fore at the University's museums of art, science, and culture.

Ryan F. Boyland's Poetry
Arts

An Articulate Art: Spoken Rhetoric in the Contemporary University

The place of spoken rhetoric in the liberal arts curriculum at Harvard remains uncertain, even as professors and students today use rhetoric as both a creative art and a practical skill.

Harvard Yard in 360
College

Harvard Yard in 360

Harvard Yard in 360
College

Glimpses of a New Reality

From the VES department to the i-lab, Harvard students and faculty are beginning to explore the potential of virtual reality, a new technology with the potential to create immersive environments. As challenges persist, many wonder whether the medium will transform reality as we know it or simply remain a novelty.

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