Crimson staff writer
Charlotte D. Smith
In an age where advertisements often seem to assault us at every turn (or rather, click) it is easy to develop a cynical attitude about the potential for advertisements to be works of art. But in fact, the history of advertising and the history of art are inextricably linked, and the advents of modern advertising continue to open up possibilities for artistic innovation within the field.
In the fall of 1987, Dean of the Kennedy School Graham T. Allison ’62 found himself on the wrong side of a scandal resulting in increased oversight of fundraising in Harvard’s schools.
Inside and outside the gates of Harvard Yard, students responded to the emerging Civil Rights Movement. While some remember campus as an insular community that looked at the movement from afar, many black students within the school worked to create a sense of community, and individual and group efforts among both the student body and the administration emerged to support racial equality through activism at Harvard, in the local Cambridge and Boston area, and in the South.
“Red” continues the trend: it deals with many of the same issues and features more bubbly pop songs without the twang of her acoustic guitar.