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Aline G. Damas

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‘Lost Roses’ Brings to Life the Russian Revolution

There are great elements to “Lost Roses,” but more often than not they are caught in the crossfire of extreme symbolism or frankly impossible coincidence.

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‘Fleabag’ Season Two is a Comedic Triumph

As Waller-Bridge debuts the second season of BBC America’s hit thriller “Killing Eve” and its first season wins accolades, the second season of her original dramedy “Fleabag” finally comes to American television.

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‘The Mother-in-Law’ Redefines Family Dynamics

With their quick fire exchanges, the protagonists will certainly demand the reader’s attention.


1969 and the Rise of a Revolution: Fashion Fifty Years Ago

Charged with rebellion and anger, 1969 was marked by overwhelming political turmoil. More than any other era, the ‘60s embodies the clear link between cultural and political events and fashion trends, which is why we take a look at clothing trends which dominated 50 years ago.

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‘Transit’ Is a Complex Study of War and Migration

“Transit” is not content with being a tear-jerker or just another WWII drama. Petzold distinguishes it with its almost psychological diagnostic of complicated human relationships and displacement.

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‘Gingerbread’ is a Poignant Story of Ambition, Family, and Displacement

“Gingerbread” does an excellent job of worldbuilding and providing sharp social commentary.


Boston Ballet’s ‘Full on Forsythe’ Breathes Innovation and Excitement into Ballet

After a long career in Europe, choreographer William Forsythe created a piece for Boston Ballet called “Playlist (EP),” the first work he has choreographed for a North American company in almost 30 years.

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‘Botticelli Heroines + Heroes’ Explores the Nature Between Art and Violence

It is astounding that with their warm, bright colors and delicate gold glints, Sandro Botticelli’s iconic paintings are about violence, trauma, and sexual assault.


Oregon Shakespeare Festival Brings ‘Othello’ to Contemporary America

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's "Othello" at the A.R.T. replaces the usual Renaissance Venice with a more lugubrious, yet modern American city (with the opening scenes taking place outside of a seedy nightclub) and Renaissance Cyprus with a village whose sand-toned architecture is reminiscent of the Middle East.

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Billie Eilish's New Single 'bury a friend' is Deliciously Eerie

The L.A. native’s new song relies on tried and tested methods — heavy on synth melodies, voice modulations, and layered vocals — yet distinguishes itself through its much faster, more upbeat tempo and powerfully disturbing lyrics.

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‘The Nutcracker’ Returns to Bring Holiday Spirit to Boston

Though the Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” runs annually in December, it did not fail to impress with its energy and high production value on its opening night on Nov. 29.

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‘The Favourite’ Redefines Period Dramas

"The Favourite"'s assessment of each character feels almost Austenian — if Jane Austen enjoyed lavish lobsters racing and heavy use of the c-word.

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The Top 5 Period Drama Mini-Series and What They Really Should Be Called

Before I take over as The Crimson’s new TV executive, I think it’s important for my readers to know where I stand: I don’t know anything about TV, because I only watch British period dramas.

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'You’ve Been So Lucky Already' is a Candid Portrait of Struggle

With humor and candor, “You’ve Been So Lucky Already” makes serious discussions of health, illness, and tragedy much more palatable.

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‘Bodyguard’ Brings to Light the Danger of Fearmongering

“We’re politicians, not murderers.” This line, spoken by an advisor to the British Home Secretary during police inquiries, reflects a central theme in BBC One’s hit television series “Bodyguard,” now available on Netflix.