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Chris R. Kingston

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Bright Eyes Grows up on 'The People's Key'

In “The People’s Key” Bright Eyes creates a thrilling album that will delight the audience that has grown up with him.

On Campus

Beginner's Blues

Enrollment restrictions and the financial crisis conspire to hinder undergraduates who want to develop new skills in the visual arts.


Five Harvard Locations and Their Hogwarts Equivalents

Hogwarts and Harvard are the pinnacles of magical and Muggle education, so it’s not much of a surprise that there’s some overlap between the two.


'Deathly Hallows' Proves a Tantalizing, if Elusive Adaptation

“Where do we start?” Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) asks Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) near the beginning of “Harry Potter and ...


'Hip Hope' Brings Brighter Side to WHRB

Seeing as the hip hop department at Harvard’s WHRB radio station is called “The Darker Side,” it might seem that ...

Harvard Powwow
On Campus

Harvard University Powwow

As Harvard exhibits the full diversity of its artistic talents this Arts First weekend, the campus’s Native American community is making sure to display its contribution to Harvard’s culture.

On Campus

Day or Nite, Yardfest Does Not Entertain

On Sunday all three artists proved incapable of consistently commanding attention, leaving this year’s Yardfest to be a rather stale and second-rate affair.



"Congratulations” is a truly exceptional album, but one that must be approached cautiously, and one that refuses to be fully understandable.


POPSCREEN: Lady Gaga ft. Beyoncé

“Telephone” is nine and a half minutes long, and every one of those minutes is packed with a healthy dose of good old-fashioned crazy.



For Blur fans, “No Distance Left to Run” is perfect in just about every way.


Vampire Weekend

“Contra,” which recently topped the Billboard charts, is exactly what one could expect from Vampire Weekend—solid, enjoyable music, gently pushing at its own boundaries, yet just a little unremarkable.


Editor's Picks 2009

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


Them Crooked Vultures

“Them Crooked Vultures” (DGC/Interscope) -- 4 STARS


All-Female Cast Attempts to Show Majesty of 'Richard II'

Bold adaptation sheds new light on Shakespeare’s play, but detracts from some areas

Dirty Projectors

For many people, summer is a period of relaxation and resting on one’s laurels after a year of hard work.