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Liana E. Chow

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Dunster Dining Hall
College

Scores Assemble for 47th Annual Dunster Messiah Sing

The floors of the Dunster House dining hall trembled Wednesday evening as more than 140 musicians from within and beyond Harvard participated in the 47th annual Dunster House Messiah Sing.

Liana Chow Vanity
Arts

‘subtle asian traits’: A Unbiased Review of the Peerless Artistic Production

“Crazy Rich Asians,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” and “To All The Boys I Used to Love,” or whatever it’s called, never stood a chance.

Susan Miller-Havens Photo
Visual Arts

Portrait of an Artist: Susan E. Miller-Havens

When painter Susan E. Miller-Havens opened the first ever artist-operated gallery in Harvard Square earlier this fall, the development and rising rents of the Square had long been on her mind. Miller-Havens, who has two works displayed in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, has lived in Cambridge since 1968. Two years ago, she came face to face with a redevelopment project that made her plans for the near future inextricable from the state of the Square. Strolling among dozens of her paintings arranged salon-style at 9 JFK Street, Miller-Havens spoke to The Harvard Crimson about her gallery’s role in the Square and the challenges of her profession.

The Schlesinger Library
Research

Harvard Radcliffe Institute Renovating Schlesinger Library To Increase Use of Collections

Harvard is renovating its Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute in an effort to drive increased engagement with the library's extensive collection of documents vital to the history of women in America.

Music

Garbage Nails the Art of Optimistic Retrospection in ‘Version 2.0’ 20th Anniversary Concert

I was painfully aware of how much I didn’t fit in at Garbage’s Oct. 23 House of Blues concert. The tour celebrated the 20th birthday of their sophomore album, “Version 2.0.” I had just turned 19.

Mayor of San Juan
PBHA

Mayor of San Juan Receives PBHA Award, Urges Increased Public Service

Cruz, who garnered national attention for her criticisms of the Trump administration's response in the wake of Hurricane Maria in 2017, is the first Latina woman to receive this public service honor.

Claudia Kim
Arts

What the Hell Happened: Voldemort's Snake is Actually an Asian Woman

To complicate the situation even more, the trailer reveals that Nagini's human form is South Korean actress Claudia Kim dressed as a reptilian cabaret goth.

Gene Kelly in “An American in Paris”
Arts Blog

This Year in American Arts: 1951, An Age of International Intimacies

It’s no surprise that in 1951, the imagination of American artists went abroad.

Food and Drink

In Downtown Boston, A Tiny Powerhouse of Ramen Artistry

Oisa Ramen Slurp & Go may be a tiny restaurant, but it punches way above its weight-class when it comes to flavor.

Music

From Panorama Music Festival 2018: Queerness, Asian America, and Rock & Roll

The founders of musical projects Japanese Breakfast and Jay Som are notable in the music industry for being female, queer, Asian American, and outspoken about those identities.

Music

From Panorama Music Festival 2018: The Inescapable Draw of “Mr. Brightside”

What is the inescapable draw of The Killers? This question became especially confounding as the night went on and The Killers seemed more and more determined to keep their performance devoid of meaning.

Music

From Panorama Music Festival 2018: Janet Jackson Is the Mother of Reincarnation

Present and past icons became larger than life and joined her in song onscreen. Jackson herself—a new mother at 50 whose pregnancy halted her “Unbreakable” album tour in 2016—came back dancing with the full force of her sexuality. Decades of art forms, and human flesh collided at high speed.

Music

From Panorama Music Festival 2018: Liana’s Sunday Sound Bites

Between Cardi B’s pregnancy, the Friday rain debacle, and Lil Wayne’s last-minute no-show, cancellation threatened to be the theme of the festival. Instead, thanks to some of the remaining acts on Sunday, the more important trend of the day was inventive instrumentation.

Music

From Panorama Music Festival 2018: Before Festival Cancellation, Melancholy Pours Over Daniel Caesar's Set

The flood and rain imagery in Daniel Caesar’s lyrics felt biblical against gospel harmonies during his Panorama set on Friday.

Hail to the Thief album cover
Music

Timely and Foreboding, Radiohead’s ‘Hail to the Thief’ Turns 15

Simultaneously a mutter and sing-song, strained and explosive, electronic and a return to a guitar-driven rock core, “Hail to the Thief” embodies the frustration and defeat of a bruised animal throwing itself against the bars of a cage—“hysterical and useless,” to quote the band’s earlier work.

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