Crimson staff writer

Lauren A. Rubin

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On Campus

Chaos and Harmony

A film poet and a “warrior of cinema,” Harmony Korine remains true to his independent art film roots despite challenging Hollywood’s genre confines with his latest film, “Spring Breakers.” Korine sat down with The Crimson in between screenings of his films at the Harvard Film Archive.


The SNL Effect: Black Women in Film and TV

Kellie Carter Jackson, a fellow in the African & African American Studies Department, and Professor Glenda R. Carpio sat down with The Crimson to discuss Kerry Washington’s recent sketch on SNL and its larger repercussions on the future of African American women in Hollywood.


Big Shoes to Fill

What’s more mind-blowing than the idea of entirely re-making a perfectly good song (especially when the original belongs to a legend), though, is an artist’s ability to rework it so much so that it takes on an entirely different meaning. There is nothing trickier than a cover song.

Visual Arts



Gen Ed

Most Ironic Events of 2012

2012 was an ironic year for the Earth, for more than 2012 reasons. Below is a list of 10 things that we think are actually worth mentioning to people, so pay attention, please.

On Campus

Roving Reporter: Children Dig Up Past

Children interact with ancient artifacts in the Archaeological Discovery Room.


Kids Get Crafty With Indian Projects

Roving Reporter talks to children about Wampanoag heritage.

Student Life

Don't 'Pass Over' Passover in the Square

If you're mulling over not being able to eat carbs because of Passover, fear not! These Harvard Square finds will fuel your eight-day holiday with such deliciousness that you will forget that Moses and the rest of the crew didn't have enough time to leaven that bread. To refresh your memory, if you're keeping kosher for Passover, you're supposed to avoid foods, except matzo, made with wheat, barley, rye, spelt, or oats. Depending on whether you're Ashkenazi or Sephardic, you may have different rules, so ask your Rabbi or Hillel if you have any concerns. Meanwhile, these foods should keep you pretty full for the next week.

On Campus

"Dirty Talk" Event Encourages Open Dialogue

Ben Privot of The Consensual Project encouraged open discussions about sexual desires in Dirty Talk, a workshop on verbal sexual communication held Tuesday as part of Harvard’s first annual Sex Week.

On Campus

Students Celebrate Occupy Art

More fifty college and community members delved into the open bar and Thai food at the “Unstable Art” discussion as they were greeted by the event’s facilitators—a various collection of Graduate School of Design students and artists.

Visual Arts

Young Artists Go Wild at “Paper Zoo”

The Roving Reporter visits kids at "Paper Zoo," the Museum of Fine Arts' new children's exhibit.


McCarthy’s Latest is a ‘Win Win’

An unconventional family drama, the film tugs at the heartstrings while making use of authentic characters and quirky dialogue to avoid the pitfalls of cliché and its story’s occasionally implausible plot points.

Visual Arts

MFA Exhibit Offers Quality ‘Conversation’

The new “Conversations” photography exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), which is on display until June 19, encourages dialogue among viewers.

Leading the Dins
On Campus

Portrait of an Artist: Samuel M. Galler '12

A cappella aficionado Samuel M. Galler ’12 is an East Asian Studies concentrator in Quincy House. As president of the all-male a cappella group the Harvard Din & Tonics, he recently led the organization on a singing tour around the globe.


'A Weapon for Peace'

The message of “Prometheus Bound” reflects this idea of art as social justice, which Sater so thoroughly supports.