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Shruthi Venkata

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'While We Wait' by Kehlani
Music

The Candid F-Yous and Miss Yous of Kehlani’s ‘While We Wait’

In “While We Wait,” Kehlani creates a profound emotional experience, invoking large-scale romantic sentiments through a simple and candid lens.

Hilton Als Photo
Arts

A Conversation on Literature, Love, and Loneliness with Hilton Als

Critic Hilton Als and novelist Claire Messud talked cultural monoliths, a Barbadian family heritage, and the gravity of the human condition on March 4.

Theater

Portrait of an Artist: Yan Chen, Dramaturg and Rhodes Scholar

"The conversations American theater is having about diversity are fantastic. At the same time, international artists rarely seem to come into the picture," Chen said.

Bauhaus Household Objects Still
On Campus

Harvard Art Museums Celebrate Bauhaus Centennial

The exhibit’s 200 works by 74 artists encapsulate the diversity of both the Bauhaus and of Harvard’s own collection, which is typically housed at the Busch-Reisinger Museum.

WET: A DACAmented Journey
Theater

'WET: A DACAmented Journey' Is a Heart-wrenching Trip

In “WET: A DACAmented Journey,” directed by Kevin Comartin and produced by Liz Ross, Anner Cividanis (Alex Alpharoah) is “an American in every sense of the word” — except on paper.

Books

PRINT AINT DEAD: Upham’s Corner’s Innovative Pop-Up Bookstore

Through this pop-up bookstore, the creators celebrate and promote the literature of authors of color, especially among readers of color.

'The Reports of Sarah and Saleem' still
Film

Politicized Love in ‘The Reports of Sarah and Saleem’

Alayan has shown that although it should not be, in Jerusalem, love can be political. ​​​​​​​

"Aquemini" by Outkast
Music

20 Years of Blending the Classic and Inventive in Outkast’s ‘Aquemini’

“Aquemini” demonstrates an admirable adroitness in blending lyrics of varying gravity and theme.

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Film

Stand Up for Stand-up — and Honesty — in ‘All About Nina’

In this film, the comedy’s most telling moments aren’t funny.

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