Crimson staff writer

Antonia M.R. Peacocke

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Cossery’s Clever ‘Color’ Combines Commentary and Comedy

Cossery is the Jon Stewart of Francophone literature, an author who sees levity and irony as necessary for sanity in a myopic political climate.

Girl in a Coma’s Fourth Release Forgettable, Inconsistent

“Exits & All The Rest,” the Texan rock trio’s fourth release, features some powerful anthems and a couple of moving melodies. But the entire album comes off as an exercise in musical suspense and suggestion, a rock ramble that manages to evoke everything from coy sensuality to dramatic defiance without investing any of that with the least speck of importance.

Ghosh's 'River' Is Shimmering But Shallow

In his attempt to comment on the political altercations surrounding the opium trade, Ghosh neglects to endow his own language and characters with the same depth he gives to their meals and dialects.

'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2' is a Gutting Goodbye

It is precisely the lack of any kind of feel-good factor that makes this last installment in the Harry Potter epic so compelling. This is no longer a story about magic itself, but about childhood and its bittersweet demise.

‘Leeches’ a Powerful Meditation on Limitations of Language

“Leeches” emerges from its entanglement with Serbian politics as a powerful postmodernist struggle with the impotence and emptiness of language.

The Ten Worst (Best?) Puns of Arts 2010

Here are the ten most groan-worthy specimens of puns from the past twelve months.