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Tommy Orange’s ‘There There’ is a Powerful Exploration of Identity and Culture

Orange’s debut novel breaks from the concept of the standard American story.

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Beneath the Layer of Horror: “Jurassic Park” Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

Michael Crichton and Steven Spielberg have left so many messages and ideas for us to unpack. 25 years later, the film still “finds a way.”

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Disjointed, yet Charming: ‘New Girl’ Picks Up ‘About Three Years Later’

Although in many senses, this season serves as an epilogue for the show, the lack of progress in Nick and Jess’s relationship hinders the otherwise-enjoyable premiere.

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Checking In and Checking Out: HRDC’s ‘The Laramie Project’ at the Oberon

The Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club’s production of “The Laramie Project” tells the true story of Matthew Shepard, a gay man who was beaten to death in Laramie, Wyoming in 1998 in one of the most infamous anti-BGLTQ hate crimes in history.

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Riveting Character Development Saves ‘The Gunners’ From Standard Plotline

In “The Gunners,” Rebecca Kauffman takes a new spin on a basic storyline by using her talent in realism to create characters that easily resonate, providing an enjoyable read.​

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‘Rainbirds’: Cleverly Organized Stories Buoy Fascinating Plotline

Goenawan uses her experiences as a short story writer to her advantage, weaving together a complex string of events that are seemingly unrelated, yet mesh perfectly.


Tavi Gevinson, ‘Rookie on Love,’ at the Cambridge Public Library

On Feb. 12, Tavi Gevinson stopped by the Cambridge Public Library to talk about her new book, “Rookie on Love.”

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Kit Yan Saves the Day in Oberon’s ‘Queer Heartache’

Kit Yan's “Queer Heartache” attempted to explore the difficulties faced by the queer community on Feb. 9 through poetry.

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Handel and Haydn Society Breathes Life into Bach

​On Feb. 16, the Handel and Haydn Society performed all six of Johann Sebastian Bach's “Brandenburg Concertos” at Memorial Hall's Sanders Theater.