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For a while, the Harvard Jazz Collective was big time. Really. You may not have heard of us, a modest

Miroir Noir

It’s night, and Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler sits alone in the backseat (appropriate!) of a moving taxi. He’s singing

Off Harvard Time

The teachings of Harvard are manifold. We are all student snowflakes: we each leave having learned a unique set of

POPSCREEN: Hoobastank

I’ve been playing a lot of “Rock Band” lately, and without a doubt, the dumbest part of that video game


At the end of “Notorious,” Voletta Wallace comes to grips with the death of her son, Christopher. “I find solace

Four Theses I Wish I were Writing

Psychology I Know All About That: Epistemology and Identity in the Works of T.I. Primary sources: “U Don’t Know Me,”

Kanye West

In 1979, Lester Bangs wrote, “These are mutant times, and Talking Heads are the most human of mutant groups.” Give


Once, Ne-Yo was a dude’s dude. Insofar as is possible for any falsetto-reliant R&B balladeer, he was a bro. He

Summer Postcards 2008

Of Beards and Beers

PORTLAND, Ore. — Tracing this story back to its beginning means tracing my beard back to its wispy roots. They

Tough Task for New A.R.T. Head

The first role Diane M. Paulus ’87 ever landed at Harvard was Portia in a Cabot House production of “The

The Roots

The blog Stuff White People Like tells us that Caucasians (ahem) like the depiction of inner-city Baltimore on “The Wire”


If Prince was ever gone, he’s definitely back. He gave us Beyoncé-aided bravura at the 2004 Grammys, and we worshipped

Jake G. Cohen

My Favorite Lil’ Wayne Lines from 2007 and their Personal Pop Culture Equivalents 5. “Five karats on her finger, got


Editor’s Note: Welcome to a new music feature, where we look at albums from the past and re-evaluate them. Enjoy.

CD OF THE WEEK: Radiohead, "In Rainbows"

Radiohead “In Rainbows” (Radiohead) 5 Stars Each new Radiohead CD since 1997’s “OK Computer” has done Something Great—the critics say