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Aline G. Damas

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'Flavors of Taste': A Decadent Collection of Recipes and Anecdotes

With its crisp recipes, decadence, and copious amounts of research, “Flavors of Taste” will ensure both success in the kitchen and satisfaction to those eating their way through its recipes.

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‘Mary Shelley’ Disappointing and Reductive

“Mary Shelley” is too unfocused and scattered to feel like a complete, self-possessed production.

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‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ A Warm and Delightful Period Drama

Besides its intricate plot, the film’s characters and the wonderful actors who portray them are some of its strongest assets.

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Arctic Monkeys’ 'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino' is a Cosmic but Vintage Departure

Though this is a departure from what the Arctic Monkeys have done in the past, this new album is a refreshing and much more experimental step for them.

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“Howards End” : A Glorious Take on a Classic Novel

The series manages to stand on its own with its skilled cast and gorgeous cinematography, and does a faithful job of unpacking the novel’s complexities while never losing sight of the overarching themes and main characters.


Revisiting the Female Gazes in Manet's ‘Olympia’

More than 150 years after it was painted, Édouard Manet's "Olympia" continues to astonish viewers with its subject’s challenging gaze and overt sexuality. Yet the question still remains—more than a century and a half later, is it still as provocative as when it debuted?

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HRGSP's 'Yeoman of the Guard' Puts a Twist on Tradition

The Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players’ production of "The Yeoman of the Guard" will bring fresh life to the Savoy opera with bold casting choices and an intricate set design.

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Boston Ballet’s ‘Parts In Suite’ Sizzles

“Parts in Suite,” is composed of three very different pieces from choreographers Jorma Elo, Justin Peck, and William Forsythe all of which captivate.

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'Richard III' Stresses the Humor of the Machiavellian Villain​​

Actors’ Shakespeare Project's "Richard III," is full of compelling acting and humor making it both enjoyable and accessible.


“The Alienist” is Dark and Intriguing

The show's combination of intriguing premise, seamless production, and haunting aesthetic bring to life the gritty underground world of crime and corruption in the Gilded Age.

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‘Persuasion’ 200 Years Later: Persuading Others To Rethink Jane Austen

The book’s 200th anniversary seems as good a time as any to reflect on its brilliance and quiet power.

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‘HEAR WORD!’: An Empowering Reflection on Women and Nigeria

“HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True packs heavy emotion, incredible music and acting all in one.

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Unpopular Opinion: Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Its lack of character development drags it down tremendously

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Arts Vanity: The Execs as Zodiac Signs

Disclaimer: The only people who were qualified to write this did not.

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‘Obsidian Tear’: Boston Ballet Opens Season Strong

This production showcases the work of multi-award winning British choreographer Wayne McGregor and Boston Ballet’s Finnish resident choreographer Jorma Elo. McGregor’s beautiful piece features nine male dancers dancing to the haunting music of Finnish composer Esa-Pekka Salonen’s “Lachen Verlernt” and “Nyx.”