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Alexander W. Tam

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Movie Trailer Breakdown: ‘Candyman’

While the coronavirus pandemic has postponed the film’s release to September, the “Candyman” trailer offers clues as to how this iteration of the story will play out.

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Career Retrospective: I. M. Pei

Bold and brilliant, embedded into a mountain or rising to define a skyline, Pei’s versatile modernist structures at once inspire both awe and controversy.

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In ‘Weather,’ A Journey Of Unease, Change, And Hope

Travelling from the mundane to the philosophical, the serious to the whimsical, “Weather” reflects on the times and its effect on those who live in it.

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Top Five Instrumental (and Sometimes Overlooked) Holiday Albums

The same playlist of songs by the same crooning artists, played on the radio over and over again. Yet there’s much more to ring in the holidays!

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This Year in Arts, 1989: The Currents of Change Fill the Air

The arts, of course, were not oblivious to the times. In fact, they took on a central role as symbols of, responses to, or celebrations of the moment. Today, they are monuments to their time.

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On Campus

Design Takes Center Stage For Harvard Art Museum’s Curatorial Innovations Lecture

The many elements of design — design as art, design in service of utility, designing an exhibition — took center stage for the Harvard Art Museum’s Curatorial Innovations Lecture.

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In ‘Symphony No. 3,’ Saint-Saëns Journeys to the Page With Mixed Results

“Symphony No. 3” thus emerges with moments dull and dry, as well as moments interesting and imaginative.

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Movie Trailer Breakdown: ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

Action and nostalgia are something this film promises in full.​​​​​​​

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On Campus

At the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard Professors Discuss ‘Writing Black Lives’

On Oct. 11, three Harvard professors came together to discuss the importance of and their experience with writing about black lives.