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Alexander Tang

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Artistic Appraisals: A Housing Day Video Critique

The further away the critics and film historians of Arts Blog get from Housing Day, the more significance the videos seem to garner in our eyes. The residents of Lowell, Eliot, and Cabot all receive rave reviews for their evocations of master auteurs in the second installment of this Housing Video retrospective. Look out for Parts 3 and 4 over the weekend.

"Wilderness Rap" Duo Bares All

Though their work began with a one-off joke, rap duo Bared Grillz have gotten serious with their upcoming debut album, "Bare Essentials."

Top 10 Realest Moments in Hip Hop

Outgoing Film Executive Alexander Tang combs through decades of hip hop music to bring forth a list of the top 10 realest moments in the genre. The selected music exemplifies the diversity of the genre and embodies a certain depth of thought.

Mixtape: My Chemical Mixtape

Remember mixtapes? Crimson Arts does. Welcome to our biweekly feature, where we create mixtapes for every emotion and every season—for breakups, breakdowns, and breakdancing. This week our mixtape is dedicated to pop-punk and teen angst.

A Conversation with Loring Mandel

The film “Conspiracy,” written by Mandel, dramatizes the top-secret 1942 Wannsee Conference, where 15 Nazi officials developed the Final Solution. Before the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club premieres an adaptation of the film written by Mandel, The Crimson sat down with the scribe for an interview about the film and the production.

"World's End" Brings Both Laughs and Closure

The creative forces behind the "Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy," Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, and Nick Frost, sat down with the Crimson to discuss the final piece of the trilogy, "The World's End." Their answers touch upon thematic links within the trilogy, as well as the narrative of the latest film.

"Yeezus" Saves

“Yeezus” is Kanye at his best, boldest, least commercial, and above all, most sincere. West has always been capable of channeling this charismatic intensity into his music, and his albums demand attention much the way the man himself does.