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A Beer a Day…

POINT/COUNTERPOINT Pass on the beer Being a vegetarian at Harvard is hard. You can’t eat half the entrees in the

Undergraduates, Overlooked

Harvard: Congratulations are in order. As announced in September 18th’s Crimson (and The New York Times that same day), the

Before Global Tour, a ‘National’ Welcome

“They’re gonna kick us all out for the disco show,” apologized Matt Berninger, lead singer of The National, at the

Iron & Wine

Something has changed in the world of Sam Beam, the bearded Floridian who goes by the moniker Iron & Wine:

Being Green and Suave

It ain’t easy being green, or at least it didn’t used to be. Environmentalism was a very different scene at

M. Ward - "To Go Home EP" (Merge Records)

The new Matt Ward takes a little getting used to. That’s not to say the hustle and bustle of “Post-War,”

Changing Climate Change

Over 160 nations worldwide, 319 cities across the country, and 132 colleges in the Northeast alone have committed to a

CD OF THE WEEK: Joanna Newsom, "Ys"

Joanna Newsom “Ys” (Drag City) 5 Stars Joanna Newsom belongs to that select group of musicians about whom it is

Southern Blues-Rock Duo Pounds the Avalon

For a short time, it seemed that the Black Keys were doomed to live in the shadow of the White

CD Review: Sparklehorse, "Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain"

Sparklehorse is weirder than dreams. Best known for his songs wrought with fragile creepiness, laden with nightmarish imagery and whispered

M. Ward Rewards Fans

Matt Ward stood in the back corner of the Somerville Theatre last Sunday night, sipping a drink and smiling in

Campus Rockers Unleash Onslaught

By HENRY M. COWLES Crimson Staff Writer After last year’s collapse of Freefall, Harvard’s most famous pop-rock heartthrob quintet, some

The Streets

The Streets “The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living” (Vice/679) 4 Stars Mike Skinner, the cheeky British rapper/producer behind

Ghungroo Rings in the Fun and Funny

Dancing, playing, singing, and a little bit of self-deprecation (or cultural analysis, depending on how you look at it) marked

Pop Screen

Death Cab for Cutie "Crooked Teeth" With the miracle of the internet, music videos can now be seen on demand,