Matthew C. Stone

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Broad the Way that Leads to New York

This time next year I will almost certainly be in New York


Panda Bear Achieves Elegant Simplicity

The joy of “Tomboy” is in its focus on clean, expressive tunefulness. In that regard, Panda Bear’s latest marks a movement toward a more streamlined method of composition that emphasizes the strength of his songwriting over sonic innovation.


Something to Chew On: Tough Theater

Roughly 30 years ago, The Crimson ran a review on these very pages excoriating an experimental student production of Vladimir ...


The Robot Theater: Live and Impersonal

“Stifters Dinge” confounds the very notion of a performance, insofar as it requires no performers.


Behind the Old Scandals, a New Kane

The more I read Kane’s plays, the more intimate and personal they seem.


'Spider-Man' Turns On the Controversy

Say what you will about the relative merits of the show—“Spider-Man” has become a phenomenon.


‘Halcyon Digest’ Revels in Unpredictability

The end product—while admittedly not their finest record to date—ultimately benefits from reveling its own unpredictability and inconsistencies.

Fact or Fiction
On Campus

Face to Face

Screenwriter Aaron B. Sorkin and author Benjamin A. Mezrich ’91 put an unauthorized face to the name Mark E. Zuckerberg, the man who chose Facebook over Harvard.

On Campus

FACES: Who We Are

It’s not often that the arts at Harvard cater to freshmen exclusively, but a new program called the Freshman Arts Collaborative Experience Showcase (FACES) hopes to do just that.


David Mamet’s Overstated ‘Theatre’

“You can’t live your life believing every ten-penny self-proclaimed teacher, critic, agent, etc.,” writes David Mamet in “True and False,” his 1997 treatise on acting, “Your first and most important tool is common sense.”

Bizarre Animals
Visual Arts

Museum Houses A Bizarre Bazaar of Animals

For many, the words “natural history museum” may conjure up some fairly dry imagery: taxidermied beasts sitting tamely behind plate-glass windows, passive-aggressive signs warning patrons “please do not touch,” sterile exhibits scattered through maze-like hallways, and a gift shop by the exit to top it all off.


Galeria To Open Two New Eateries

The Crimson Galeria—a complex of restaurants located at 57 JFK Street—is currently undergoing renovations to facilitate the addition of two new establishments: an Indian restaurant called Maharaja and a Korean steakhouse called Bull.

Student Publications

Controversy Hits Her Campus

Earlier this year, made headlines on Harvard’s campus when four students launched a new online magazine for college women. Over the past week, though, Her Campus has been the center of attention at another nearby school—Wellesley College.

Open Mic Session and Visual Arts Gallery

Festival Celebrates Diversity

For college students, issues of identity, origins, and the future are, admittedly, sensitive subjects.

Parra and Randall Hypermusic
On Campus

Opera Boldly Goes to Uncharted Dimension

In 2005, physics professor Lisa Randall published “Warped Passages”—a book for the layman about the universe’s hidden dimensions—in the hopes ...