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Jenna X. Bao

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Hawkins Fuller (Jesse Blumberg, R.) teases Timothy Laughlin (Jesse Darden L.) about his letter in Boston Lyric Opera’s production of “Fellow Travelers”
Theater

Modern American History Meets Opera in ‘Fellow Travelers’

Effectively utilizing the DC backdrop, "Fellow Travelers" personifies the suspicion and mayhem of the McCarthy era through a compelling love story.

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Books

‘The White Man’s Guide to the White Male Writers of the Western Canon’ Seeks Chuckles From A Niche Audience

“The White Man’s Guide to the White Male Writers of the Western Canon” delivers just about exactly what one would expect.

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Film

‘White Snake’ Slithers on Without a Bite

It’s hard to pin down the best way to describe “White Snake”: a modern take on a Chinese legend or a Chinese “Frozen”?

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Arts

What the Hell Happened: ‘Queer Eye’ Takes Tokyo

On Oct. 7, Netflix released a trailer for “Queer Eye: We’re in Japan,” a special four-episode season based in Tokyo set to be released on Nov. 1.

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Theater

‘The Purists’ is Grounded, Human, and Unresolved

“The Purists” is a gripping story of music, change, and human connection, steeped in hip hop culture with several impressive rap performances.

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Arts

Top Five ‘Hamilton’ Covers and Deleted Songs

Even though it’s been nearly five years since “Hamilton: An American Musical” premiered, the masterpiece that redefined modern musical theater has been a gift that keeps on giving.

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Arts

‘Mulan’ Teaser Missing Mushu, Music, and Disney Magic?

As much as audiences around the world deserve to see a more historically accurate rendition of this empowering story, that doesn’t necessarily make this film a faithful adaptation of Disney’s 1998 “Mulan.”

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Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: Learning To Be/While Alone

This summer, I've been pushed to embrace my own company again with all the beautiful and curious pros and cons of solo living and travel as I spend two months in London for an internship.

Summer Postcard: London
Summer Postcards 2019

Summer Postcard: London

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Film

Portrait of an Artist: Adele Lim

The Harvard Crimson sat down with Adele Lim, co-screenwriter of "Crazy Rich Asians," to discuss representation in the film and Asian stories in mainstream media.

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Theater

‘Dogfight’: A Beautiful, Nostalgic Social Critique

It was easy to forget at certain points that the marines’ mistreatment of women and hyper-masculine violence is meant to take place half a century ago.

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Books

‘In a Dream You Saw A Way To Survive’: Slam Poetry Fails to Say Anything New

Perhaps it is better to just look up videos of Von Radics’ performances instead.

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Theater

‘Electra’ Transcends Time and Space With Story of Gender and Justice

Students are bringing Sophocles’ “Electra” to the Adams Pool Theatre on April 12 and to theaters around the world this summer.

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Books

‘A Woman Is No Man’ Is No Great Revelation

“A Woman is No Man” concludes with just a hint of disappointment at the story that it could have been.

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Arts

‘The Enemy Within’ Delivers Fast-Paced High Stakes

Crime thrillers are never in short supply in the world of network television, but NBC’s “The Enemy Within” is off to an engaging start.

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