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Top Five Lana

Top Five Lana Del Rey Songs

Get ready for this top five that features Lana’s best, including a little bit from every album, and not the famousand expected singles like “Summertime Sadness.”

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‘Voices from the Rust Belt’ a Lush and Varied Portrait of the Midwest

The collection of essays paints a complex and intensely beautiful picture of a world in decline


‘Just Chips Dot Com’—the Podcast, not the Website, is a Crunching Good Time

When I was listening to this on speaker, my sister said she thought that I was on the phone with two really loud friends. I think that about sums up the experience of listening to “Just Chips Dot Com.”

On Campus

Bardic Divas: an Epic Celebration of Women Warriors of Central Asia

​Hailing from the windswept steppes of Central Asia, eight cast members of the multimedia production of “Qyrq Qyz” (Forty Girls), brought their music to Harvard’s Paine Hall.


Joan Tower Celebrates an 80-Year Journey with Concert at Jordan Hall

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), and featuring soloists Carol Wincenc and Adrian Morejon and conducted by Gil Rose, performed Tower’s music stunningly and with an evocative sense of the landscapes the music represented.

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‘The Queen of Hearts:’ a Heartrending Drama

Kimmery Martin’s “The Queen of Hearts” tells the story of Zadie Anson and Emma Colley, best friends who are living the dream.

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80 Years of Music: An Interview with Joan Tower, Trailblazing Composer

Joan Tower is a Grammy-award winning contemporary classical composer and one of the most successful woman composers of all time.

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Unpopular Opinion: Björk

Björk's music is wild, unpredictable, somewhere in between brutal and beautiful.


Beauty and the Brain: The Emerging Field of Neuroaesthetics

Neuroaesthetics, an innovative but controversial new area of neuroscience research, has the potential to help us understand the ways our brain responds to art. But some remain skeptical of how much science can really tell us about aesthetic experiences. The Crimson surveys the state of the field on campus and beyond.


‘Dryside’: A Poetic New Drama on Climate Change, Race, and Class

The play’s greatest strength lies in the relationships between its characters, which are so intimate and realistic that it feels almost like a violation of privacy to be listening in.

Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles?
On Campus

At Veritas Forum, Academics Talk Spirituality

Biology professor Robert A. Lue, and MIT professor and nuclear scientist Ian Hutchinson spoke about whether scientists can believe in miracles and a higher power.

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‘Ammunition’: A Musical Take on American Women in the War

When the war is over and the men return from combat, the women who want to continue working must grapple with pay inequality and the loss of much of the recognition and freedom they had enjoyed.

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Visual Arts

The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present: Curator Interview

An interview with the curator for Cooper Gallery's newest exhibition.

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'Running' Creates Immersive World but Unsympathetic Characters

Cara Hoffman’s third novel “Running” shines, as the best aspect of the novel is its elegant and virtuosic descriptions of the world through which her characters wander.

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‘My Life as a Zucchini’ (‘Ma Vie de Courgette’) a Sweet Little Thing

​The most memorable thing about Claude Barras’s French-Swiss stop-motion film, “Ma Vie de Courgette” (“My Life as a Zucchini”), is the expression in the puppets’ eyes. Courgette’s are rimmed with a chilly blue and little floating brows that slope down sweetly, giving a very open look to his face.