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Trevor J. Levin

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Marquee Moon
Columns

‘Marquee Moon’'s Glimmer of Inimitable Subversion

Rebelling against punk’s own revolution of wild simplicity, Television harnesses that simplicity to make long, technical, and controlled music.

"Modern Vampires in the City" by Vampire Weekend
Arts

Top Five Songs on My Valentine's Day Playlist

In order to help us all find some love (or at least some sincere emotion) this holiday, I hereby present the five most appropriate—though not necessarily best—songs on my killer Valentine’s Day Spotify playlist

Back album cover of "Darkness on the Edge of Town."
Columns

'Darkness on the Edge of Town': The Sound of Authenticity

Today, Springsteen codes for many things: masculinity, classic rock, and working class American life, all of which are rooted in “Darkness on the Edge of Town.”

Trevor J. Levin
Music

Arts Vanity: Top 5 Crimson Anthems

No matter how many times a Crimson exec might tell himself he’s “Never Going Back Again,” this publication will somehow bring him back indeed to the newsroom. He will never break “The Chain.”

Music

Summer Music Breakdown

Crimson Arts breaks down summer's standout singles and albums.

Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie album cover.
Music

'Buckingham/McVie' Reunion Offers Familiar Delights

Any Fleetwood Mac fan would do well to give it a listen.

Album art for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
Music

Fifty Years in the Life of ‘Sgt. Pepper,’ an Album for All Time

“I went into a dream” indeed: “Pepper” argues and proves that dreams and the imagination—and, ultimately, music and art itself—are that missing link between our inescapable everyday lives and the divine.

Art and Politics
English

New English Requirement Fuels Debate Over Canon

​When English department chair James W. Simpson told The Crimson on March 23 that future concentrators would be required to take at least one course that featured authors “marginalized for historical reasons,” he met a chorus of off-campus objections.

Film

‘Going in Style’ Without Substance

Michael Caine is old. “Going in Style” establishes this helpful information early.

Lady Gaga's Halftime Show
Arts

Gaga’s Daring (and Political) Halftime Show to Remember

Gaga tailored her statement to be as irreproachable as possible—how can you criticize the Pledge of Allegiance?—while reminding an audience of 100 million of the nation’s core values.

Columns

Fighting for Facts in the Age of Trump

In a world swimming with falsehood—likely soon to include official propaganda—we can still hope that the facts will, in the end, prevail. We just have to tell the right story.

Trevor J. Levin
Theater

Arts Vanity: Eight Days a Week

Having failed to find a successor, Trevor J. Levin ’19 (returning theater exec) makes one last multi-thematic pitch—this time for the inherent weekly responsibilities, rewards, and romantic struggles that define his own job.

Columns

America Unravels

For the polls to make sense, millions of Americans must exist who decided they could not stomach a man who brags about getting away with groping married women, only to decide—within weeks or days—that they could, after all.

Op-Eds

Don't Keep the Chief

After we beat the Cubs and bring a World Series championship back to Cleveland for the first time since Dewey beat Truman, let’s really think about Wahoo, and, while we’re at it, the name “Indians.” Sure would be nice to retire them on a high note.

Columns

How Donald Trump Changed Our Minds

Rather than live in a cognitively dissonant world where Trump agrees with some of their ideas and disagrees with others, millions of people are changing their political beliefs to match or oppose him.

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