Crimson staff writer
Emerson J. Monks
"Skin" is as empty and immature as its premise, which is its real problem. Rather than attempting to be a song of any real worth, the song targets a teenage girl for her success.
Ortberg thrives in a codependent web: narratives around his religion are interwoven with those surrounding his transition, and his writing is illuminated by both.
If anything, the slight overcorrection brought about by “Euphoria” is less a sudden left turn into raunchy gravitas than it is into layered, textured material.
Eight years after the publication of “The Night Circus,” Erin Morgenstern returns to the spotlight to herald the release of her second novel, “The Starless Sea.”