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Marianne T. Aguilar

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‘Dear Ijeawele’ Sets a Standard for Feminism

Encouraging and uplifting, “Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions” is a book that succeeds in advancing the importance of achieving the equality of women through the use of engaging stories and a relaxed style.

"Love Actually"

Guilty Pleasures: Romantic Comedies

Romantic comedies are an idealist’s dream, and that’s what makes this guilty pleasure all the more special.

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On Campus

The Frontier between the Arts and Sciences: Harvard's Pioneers

Harvard College promises its undergraduates a liberal arts education, but under its online course catalog, departmental classes are categorized under four distinct headings. The widespread ingrained sense of division between the arts and sciences traces back to popular ideas about brain lateralization: The left hemisphere processes logical information, and the right hemisphere, creative. But what of the students interested in studies that fall within the intersection of disciplines?


Guilty Pleasures: Tabloids

Reading about people who are perhaps even crazier is a reminder that you’re not the worst off—and also a reminder to chill for just a moment.

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Artistic Guide to Harvard: Bridges

Harvard’s bridges can be the perfect picture location for the roaming tourists, provide the ideal location to jump into the supposedly safe Charles River, and, most of all, serve as a convenient path for joggers.


From the Bookshelves: War, Peace, Love, Life

Love, life, and death are all seemingly intertwined in a special way in this novel, and while I felt the losses heavily, I can acknowledge the beauty found in the love revealed by these losses.

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Artistic Guide to Harvard: The Science Center

The best place from which to view the Science Center is from the inside, where you can't really see the gray brutalist building.

Gilmore Girls

What the Hell Happened: Spoilers

Television spoilers offer rare occasions to escape impatience with relatively few repercussions beyond an angry fan or two

On Campus

BlackCAST Brings Magic to Mainstage

The Harvard Black Community and Student Theater’s latest production, “Black Magic,” which runs from April 1 to 9 at the Loeb Mainstage, is an such extraordinary play that wrestles with the topics of racism, homosexuality, and gender identity with raw and real emotion.

Gone With the Mind

'Gone With the Mind' Strange and Profound

With its honest stream-of-consciousness style and humorous absurdity, “Gone With The Mind” may seem to be about nothing, but its many disjointed ideas combine to make it a unique exploration of the life of an artist and human being in the modern era.

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MFA's Picasso Exhibition Offers New Perspectives

The latest exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, "Visiting Masterpieces: Pairing Picasso," offers a valuable new perspective on the artist's work in series.

On Campus

'Rake's' Progresses with Aplomb

“The Rake’s Progress” effectively combined expressive acting, strong musical performances, and technical ingenuity for an entertaining and impressive opera. Aiming high and executing confidently and creatively, the show was truly opera done well.

Daniel Sada's One Out of Two

'One Out of Two' a Quirky and Enlightening Romp

Maintaining a light-hearted mood throughout, Sada uses colloquial humor, relatable characters, and colorful style to compose an enlightening and entertaining novel.

On Campus

'HOME' Tackles Difficult Realities

“HOME,” a new HRDC production that runs Nov. 12-19 in the Loeb Ex, is an original, student-written play that focuses on the challenges facing homeless youth. The cast hopes the play will raise social awareness of homelessness in Harvard Square.

On Campus

Parker Quartet Delivers Virtuosic Performance at Paine Hall

The Crimson reviews the Grammy-winning Parker Quartet's latest performance at Paine Hall.