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Sara Kantor

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On Campus

Superior Music, Cast, and Chorus Bring "Lakmé" to Life

Though the plot is wanting in "Lakmé," the production succeeds due to the beautiful score, brought to life by its talented musicians and singers.


The Art of Sharing

In an ironic twist, the vast improvements we have seen in technology allowing us to connect with each other have caused us to focus an inordinate amount of our attention inward. With social media, the world is our mirror, and we all want to know: who is the fairest (and smartest, and funniest, and nicest) of them all?


Sample Stereo

Along with the rise in the use of electronic music techniques in popular music, electronic music itself has seen an explosion of growth. Electronic music has been around for decades, but the subgenre electronic dance music has recently errupted with popularity.


The Internet, Savior of Television

Now, Marvel can create “S.H.I.E.L.D.,” rife with “easter eggs” to the comic book series and oblique references to the movie, and not worry about a core audience—the core audience, they know, will come. And if someone else clicks “if you watch this other show, you may like…”? Well, Marvel’s even happier. Now, internet… what are we going to do about “Firefly”?


Snapshots of Life

A few weeks ago, I got a really clever Snapchat from a friend—head artfully posed in silhouette, with two words of text and some beautifully drawn additions, detailed enough to be in a portrait and so well-placed that a single glance, in the context of the Snapchat conversation, was enough to make me literally “lol”. In response, I could only muster “you, sir, are truly a Snapchat artist.” A comical conversation ensued, in which I began to think—what, exactly, would a Snapchat artist do?


Singles Roundup

The long-awaited single from Daft Punk's coming album, "Random Access Memories," is an instant summertime hit. Meanwhile, Selena Gomez and Drake both challenge their current positions. "Girls Love Beyonce" offers Drake stand-alone status while "Come & Get It" is surprisingly experimental.

On Campus

Throwing Tarantino a Bone

The transformation of “DOGS” into a stage play succeeded because of the largely good design, effective use of sound and music, and excellent group of actors. As morally ambiguous as the original, “DOGS” added attitude and youth to the original premise. From the beginning of the show, when the actors strode through the waiting crowd outside the Loeb Ex, they immersed themselves in their characters and emphasized the best aspect of a live theater adaptation—being in the room with “the professionals” instead of viewing them through a screen.

Food and Drink

'Family Guy' Does Harvard, Kind Of

Harvard is renowned for its illustrious professors, rich history, old campus, and, apparently, food. According to the new episode of "Family Guy" entitled "The Giggity Wife," which aired on Sunday, the oldest Ivy should really be known for having breakfast food for dinner.


‘Sound’ Fogged by Stylistic Musical Renderings

Some novelists attempt to make sense of the world through their books, but in his debut novel, T.M. Wolf ’05 instead gives voice to the world’s confusion—he structures the very words on his pages to reflect the unpredictability of life.

Summer Postcards 2012

Sands on a Tropical Island

As I stepped off the plane in Singapore, the first thing I noticed was the smell. Or, rather, the lack thereof.

Summer Postcards 2012

No Longer a Tourist

Curiously enough, the most different part of my life here is the only thing I do with other people “like me”—visitors and expats, temporarily or permanently in the Land of Smiles.

Student Life

Senior Profiles: Brenda Lin, Technical Design

THC: What is the defining moment of your arts career at Harvard?

Student Life

Senior Profiles: Stewart N. Kramer, Theater

THC: Defining artistic moment at Harvard:

Visual Arts

Senior Profiles: Juliet N. Macchi, Visual Arts

THC: What is the defining moment of your arts career at Harvard?

Student Life

Senior Profiles: Ryan P. Halprin, Theater

THC: What is the defining moment of your arts career at Harvard?