Crimson staff writer

Joshua J. Kearney

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Painting Perception

Writing not long after the death of Leonardo da Vinci, art historian and biographer Giorgio Vasari described the late master’s “Mona Lisa,” placing special emphasis on the lady’s uncanny simper. “And in this work of Leonardo’s there was a smile so pleasing, that it was a thing more divine than human to behold; and it was held to be something marvelous, since the reality was not more alive,” he wrote.

Lethem's Novel proves 'Chronic'

Cobwebs of conspiracy, visible only by glimpses of light filtered through the haze of pot smoke, bind fast the decadent


Triumph. This word alone might suffice to describe the long-, long-awaited arrival of “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II,”

Chester French

Chester French’s much anticipated debut album, “Love the Future,” is a tour de force scarcely seen in contemporary pop music.

New Found Glory

Most of us remember the nascent years of pop-punk through a haze not unlike the one that accompanies a few

Shepard Fairey and the Obedience Paradox

Andre the Giant, Barack Obama, Andy Warhol, Flavor Flav, Noam Chomsky, and the dollar bill have one thing in common: