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Grace Z. Li

Grace Z. Li is the Arts Chair for the 145th guard. She can be reached at grace.li@thecrimson.com. Follow her on Twitter @gracezhali.

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Florence + The Machine at Outside Lands
Music

From Outside Lands 2018: Going to Church with Florence + The Machine

Whether she intends to create it or not, Welch’s concert experience is much like that of a spiritual one, one where the devotion is to the music than a specific religion.

Carly Rae Jepsen
Music

Outside Lands 2018 Friday Sound Bites: Carly Rae Jepsen, The Mountain Goats, and More

From Perfume Genius to Carly Rae Jepsen, some of the biggest names in music graced San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

Music

Real Bites: The Best and Worst Food of Outside Lands 2018

Throughout the weekend, we’ll be visiting the best and the worst of Outside Lands’ food tents.

In Retrospect
Arts

In Retrospect

The Handmaid's Tale: "The Word"
Arts

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Ends a Frustrating Season 2 with a Disappointing Finale

The constant repetition is suffocating the story—and Gilead is already a suffocating place.

Handmaid's Tale S2 E11
Arts

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: ‘Holly’ Brings Genre Twists but Little Change

This cycle of visiting the outside world only to return to Gilead’s borders is getting tiresome. At this point, June just needs to get the hell out already.

Hayley Kiyoko Live
Music

Hayley Kiyoko Rules the Screen, the Stage, and Societal ‘Expectations’

It’s easy to feel comfortable with her when Kiyoko is actively trying to make everyone in the room feel that way. “Everyone in this room loves you, supports you,” she said, and the crowd of strangers cheered, reaffirming her statement.

Handmaid's Tale S2 E9
Arts

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: Worlds Collide and Letters Ignite in ‘Smart Power’

"The Handmaid's Tale" has finally given us a satisfying and refreshing episode that forces Gilead’s creators to step outside of their comfort zone and reckon with what they’ve done.

Mitski
Music

Mitski’s 'Nobody' is a Love-Hate Relationship with Loneliness

Mitksi wants you to dance in “Nobody,” her dreamy, disco-pop love song about solitude.

Convenience Store Woman Cover
Books

Sayaka Murata’s ‘Convenience Store Woman’ Asks You to Reconsider ‘Normal’

Together, Murata and her protagonist lead a novel that is delightfully candid and unexpectedly empowering.

'13 Reasons Why'
Arts

How '13 Reasons Why’ Makes the Same Mistakes it Warns Against

The show needs to stop romanticizing trauma under the guise of heroism.

“The Handmaid’s Tale”: “First Blood”
Arts

'The Handmaid’s Tale': Catalysts for Sisterhood in 'First Blood'

First Blood” is one of Season Two’s better episodes, even if it rushes the changing dynamics between June and Serena Joy ever-so-slightly.

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: ‘After'
Arts

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: ‘After’ is Surprisingly Superficial and Disappointing

A lot happens—too much, in fact, making the episode more chaotically disappointing than artful.

Legion Chapter 12
Arts

Love and War in ‘Chapter 12’ of ‘Legion’

In the fourth episode of its second season, “Legion” finally pays attention to one of its main characters, Syd, who has been undeservedly underexplored until now.

Handmaid's Tale: Baggage
Arts

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: ‘Baggage’ Spins with Dramatics but Lands on its Feet

“The Handmaid’s Tale” isn’t done with Gilead just yet, but the surprisingly artful dramatics and clever character exploration hint at equally interesting world expansions to come.

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