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Yael M. Saiger

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Top 6 High-Quality CGI and Live Action Movies That Need to Be Remade as Sub-par Animations

I’m with you, Disney: There are no new ideas. But why limit ourselves to remaking animated films as live action? Why not go the other direction as well? Here is a list of five perfectly good live-action and computer-generated imagery (CGI) movies that need to be remade as old-style, pixelated animations. And soon.

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Film

‘Truth or Dare’: If Disney Channel Made a Horror Movie

The idea of truth or dare turned deadly and inescapable is certainly interesting​. But the plot of the movie gets a little ridiculous as time goes on.

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Books

‘I Was Anastasia’: An Oddly Organized Novel

The novel’s structure and its historical grounding make its concept compelling, but some off-putting style choices and gaps in character development ultimately detract from its execution.

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Arts

West Cork: A True Murder Mystery

“West Cork” is a podcast released by Audible, Amazon’s e-book and podcast distributor, in which Jennifer Forde and Sam Bungey delve into the murder of Sophie Tuscan du Plantier, which took place in 1996 and remains unsolved. Within the first five episodes, this true-crime series paints a complex picture of a quiet town shaken by a violent act. It investigates a murder which, despite being more than 20 years in the past, represents a real source of fear and even danger for the residents of this Irish town.

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Arts

Arts Vanity: Horoscopes

Mercury is blocking one of Mars’s moons today, which means a turbulent day for Aries.

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Arts

Building the Future: Creating a 21st-Century Campus on 17th-Century Foundations

From undergraduate House renewal to ambitious plans for the new Allston campus, Harvard is in a period of profound architectural transition. Crimson Arts takes a look at the history of Harvard's built environment and the possibilities for its future growth.

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Arts

Pulitzer Author Art Spiegelman Lectures on Comics and Judaism

Like Yiddish, Spiegelman said that “comic books are a secular medium that’s a vulgar medium.”

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Film

Enjoy “It”... If You Can

Pennywise’s gaping teeth reach their most terrifying and most alluring at exactly the same moment.

Arts

Portrait of An Artist: Kristen Visbal

Yael M. Saiger interviews Kristen Visbal, sculptor of "Fearless Girl."

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Visual Arts

Geoffrey Farmer Builds an Alluring Apocalypse at the Venice Biennale

Farmer took a step back from the other pavilions’ fear of the apocalypse. He reminds us that what humanity is afraid of is its own end, not the end of everything.

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Closing a Gate, Creating a Space

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Closing a Gate, Creating a Space

Neither the stress of the Harvard world nor the turbulence of the world beyond leaks into this garden. Instead, it remains completely separate from the worlds that border it and serves as a refuge from both.

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A View from the Window

The view from the window could easily have been a conscious composition. The Carpenter Center, or at least this view of it, hangs on display at the museum like a picture or painting.

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A View from the Window

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