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Jessica R. Henderson

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The Go! Team Goes Steady on New Album

The Go! Team's bombastic pastiches—which combine obscure, far-flung samples, schoolyard chants, a rotating troupe of vocalists, and every instrument known to man—create a shockingly cohesive, genre-bending experience of peerless energy and creativity.


Once Again, R. Kelly Produces, Seduces

R. Kelly still seduces while producing one of his finest and most accessible albums yet


Hitting the Pavement

In the early hours of Thursday, Sep. 16, 2009, I received an e-mail from my friend Jeff with the subject ...


Best Coast Ride the Chillwave

As foreshadowed by its sunny postcard-style album art and its breezy half-hour length, “Crazy For You” concerns itself primarily with creating a single, uniform atmosphere—a “Summer Mood,” as one of its song titles explicitly puts it.



The very existence of a greatest hits album for this band—whose closest approximation of a hit was 1994’s “Cut Your Hair,” which peaked at the giddy height of 10 on the Billboard Alternative Chart—seems more or less unnecessary, but even when one accepts the notion, this particular collection of songs proves frustratingly off.


Editor's Picks 2009

Arts execs take a break from ranking Radiohead vs. Spoon to rank... whatever they feel like.

Student Life

Ready, Set, Procrastinate!

As the decade draws to a close, it's important to take a few minutes to reflect on your personal growth ...

Yo La Tengo

Though childless, Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley have always exuded a parental quality. This has been more or less intuitive


“Hold the big revelations,” Bono warbles on U2’s latest single, the fun but overworked “Get On Your Boots.” And with

Top Five Reasons to Audition For Beauty And The Geek

You’ve seen the signs all over Harvard Square—“Beauty and the Geek,” Ashton Kutcher’s “ultimate social experiment,” is back for another

La Famiglia A Capella

There’s a chaotic scene in the Mather Junior Common Room on Thursday nights. As rehearsal for co-ed a cappella group

'How to Lose Friends and Alienate People'

About 20 minutes into director Robert Weide’s new film, Kirsten Dunst asks Simon Pegg, after he steals her boyfriend’s seat

The Visitor

In the first scene of “The Visitor,” Walter Vale struggles in his weekly piano lesson to bend his fingers into

‘Fortune Cookie’ Author Says ‘Yeah’ to the Kong

Jennifer 8. Lee ’99 has spent the last seven years reporting for the New York Times Metro-City Room, traveling the

Professors Discuss Role of Nonprofits

A host of Harvard professors, Kennedy School fellows, and nonprofit leaders gathered yesterday in the Hauser Center to discuss the