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Polaroid Day
On Campus

In An Instant: A Commemoration of the Birth of Polaroid

The MIT Museum held a day-long special event celebrating Polaroid — the Cambridge-born camera that captured people’s hearts from its invention to its modern day resurgence.

Billy Meleady as Tim Finneagan in ‘the smuggler’
Theater

‘the smuggler’: A 9000-Word Rhyming Exploration of Immigration and the American Dream

Created by Ronán Noone, “the smuggler” puts Tim Finnegan (Billy Meleady), an Irish immigrant, alone and center stage to tell his story and critique the idealized “American Dream.”

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Books

Nothing But A Sea of Disappointment in ‘The Starless Sea’

Morgenstern appears to create a metanarrative about why we tell stories, how we tell them, who gets to keep them, where they go, and how we get lost in them.

The Starless Sea Cover
Arts

The Starless Sea Cover

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Music

Frank Ocean is Done with Vulnerability on ‘In My Room’

If these tracks are representative of Frank Ocean’s direction following his critically-acclaimed album “Blonde,” they suggest that Ocean is experimenting with abstract concept songs that lack clear narratives.

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Books

‘Song of the Crimson Flower’ Has a Romance that Fails to Bloom

Julie C. Dao’s “Song of the Crimson Flower” is a frothy, contrived concoction of pleasure reading and little more.

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Film

‘The Report’: A Masterclass in Writing a Thriller

Pristinely paced and unflinchingly political, "The Report" is a well-polished exposé on the inhumane Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EITs) deployed as counterterrorism measures in the wake of 9/11.

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Arts

Apple TV+’s ‘The Morning Show’ Is Just Good Enough

"The Morning Show,” focuses on Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston), the longtime host of “The Morning Show,” a popular news program. Her life and successful career, as well as the show itself, are upended when Levy’s co-host of 15 years, Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell), is fired over allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace.

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Arts

frank ocean in my room

Cover art for Frank Ocean's "In My Room."

Polaroid Day
Arts

Polaroid Day

MIT celebrated Polaroid Day with pictures, panels, and actual cameras.

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Arts

Amazon afire

Billy Meleady as Tim Finneagan in ‘the smuggler’
Arts

Billy Meleady as Tim Finneagan in ‘the smuggler’

Billy Meleady as Tim Finneagan in ‘the smuggler’

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Music

‘Pony’ Is A Touch Too Pretty

Rex Orange County has come a long way from the bedroom floor, for sure, but at times “Pony” mistakes alteration for improvement.

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Arts

rex orange county still

Album art for Rex Orange County's "Pony."

Rene Gallimard (Henry R. Lynch ’20) and Butterfly (Eric J. Cheng ’20) in "M. Butterfly"
Theater

‘M. Butterfly’ Animates a Classic Play with Creativity and Care

“M. Butterfly” works through difficult topics of Asian identity with finesse, asking audiences to consider how their prejudices about Asians fit into larger Western perceptions of the East.

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