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Arts Vanity: A Reflection on DCOMs and the Revolutionary Vision of ‘Lemonade Mouth’

Incoming TV Executive Jamila O’Hara staunchly believes that “High School Musical 2” is way better than “High School Musical.”

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‘Calls’ Review: An Intriguing but Unnecessary Experiment in Audio-Based TV

The visuals undoubtedly add aesthetic interest to the show, but are they enough to justify what’s essentially a fiction podcast residing on a television streaming app?

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26th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards Corrects Golden Globes’ Wrongs and Provides Hope for Oscars

Perhaps the most important truth that the CCAs nominees and winners reveal is that representation in thoughtful storytelling matters and deserves to be recognized during awards season.

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“Black-ish” Review: The Johnson Family Returns from Vacation in Mid-Season Premiere

“Black-out” brings the Johnsons into a new year, but it’s clear that the chaos and trauma that defined 2020 is still very much in their world.

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Riverdale Premiere Review: Season Five Offers More Wild Antics — And New Possibilities

For an episode entitled “Climax,” this season’s premiere is surprisingly tame, arguably anticlimactic.

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'Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom' Celebrates and Defends Black Art

Ultimately, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”’s captivating visuals, radiant performances, and celebration of the Blues in its music and sound design make for an affecting meditation on Black art and racism in the entertainment industry that unfortunately feels as timely as ever.

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‘His House’ Subverts our Expectations in Haunting Portrait of Emigration and Trauma

Both visually and narratively compelling, “His House” is an affecting portrait of trauma, guilt, and the refugee experience.

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Politically-Charged ‘Commander in Chief’ Sends a Powerful Message

Both timely and vivid, “Commander and Chief” is a viable entry into the genre of protest music.

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Portrait of an Artist: Jasi D. Lampkin ’20

The Harvard Crimson sat down with Lampkin to discuss her thesis film, her artistic journey, and what it’s like creating art in the middle of a global pandemic.

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The Show Must Go On? TV in the Age of Corona

Like with most industries, the pandemic has presented Hollywood with an unprecedented set of challenges, posing a myriad of questions that producers, directors, and actors have never before had to consider. And producers’ approaches to the pandemic are about as varied as television programming itself.


What’s New on Netflix: October 2020

Just like the leaves, Netflix’s collection of films will be gradually changing this month: The streaming platform has a plethora of new content that will be made available for its subscribers this October.

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Arts Playlist: Songs of Summer 2020

Here are a few musical selections that capture various elements of this strange, strange summer.



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The Harvard Institute of Politics was founded in 1966 as a memorial to President John F. Kennedy ’40.