Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler at the Oscars

The 2019 Oscars: A Live Blog

From Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's intimate performance to Melissa McCarthy's hilarious homage to "The Favourite," the Arts staff blogs the Oscars ceremony.


Roving Reporter: Yardfest 2019 Edition

"I’m actually not entirely sure who’s playing."

An Interview with Boston Calling Co-Founder Brian Appel

"Over the last 10 festivals, we’ve booked really diverse line ups, so you’ve got a lot of hip hop, a lot of indie rock, DJs, rock and roll bands, comedians, even podcasts. If I had to say there’s one common thread, it’s artists that tend to be incredible live performers."

On Campus

Portrait of an Artist: Ali L. Astin ’19

The Crimson sat down with theater student Ali Astin to talk about being a baby hobbit, her multifaceted role in the world of film and theater, and her philosophy on self-advocacy in art.

MFA’s ‘Gender Bending Fashion’ Magnifies the Shortcomings of Representation in Fashion

I desperately wanted to love this exhibit, and there were parts of it that I did. But what the exhibit ultimately magnifies is the pervasive whiteness and straightness of the fashion industry.


Expressions’ ‘EXpelled’ Balances Warmth and Intimidation

Between worrying about exams, catching feelings for someone, or dealing with mental health issues, the piece tackled it all.

Portrait of an Artist: Luc Jacobs

Jacobs’ creative practice is undeniably multi-faceted.


‘The Chaperone’ Should’ve Left Its Bland Story In the Past

Female empowerment. Sexuality. The new era of women. Director Michael Engler tries to juggle all of these themes in “The Chaperone,” yet the film falls short.

‘Tone-Deaf’ Fails to Hit the Right Note

This film is a must-see in the same way that “Sharknado” or “The Human Centipede” are must-sees — purely for their shock value.


'Yes She Can' Incites Hope

Each story in this collection is wildly different from the other, but they all share the same thread: hope.

‘The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe’ Finds Bittersweet Love in the Dredge

“The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe,” finds a female hero in a world that is dark, muddy, and desperate.


‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Season Three Somehow Weirder than the First Two

Starring Drew Barrymore as the realtor turned zombie and Timothy Olyphant as the co-realtor turned husband-of-zombie, the third season of this Netflix original series features undertones of race, politics, religion, and romance through jokes so awful, viewers cannot help but laugh.

‘Leaving Neverland’ Gives Survivors a Voice

“Leaving Neverland," the new two-part HBO documentary, gives a hauntingly powerful glimpse into the life of an enigmatic cultural icon, as well as the devastating effects of child sexual abuse.


Love Languages in ‘Game of Thrones’ in Final Season Premiere

Do you have a crush on Cersei, Drogon, or Bran? Want to know the way to their heart? Let’s see what we can learn about their love languages.


‘Long Shot’ Brings Romance to the White House

This “average guy falls in love with a hot girl” story has been told time and time again, but “Long Shot” comes with a twist: The hot girl in question is the current Secretary of State and a presidential candidate, and the average guy is… still just average, or so it seems.


Top 5 Most Overrated YA Novels

Get ready to cringe on this trip down memory lane, because this top five probably features a slew of your favorite books from middle school.


Unpopular Opinion: Cersei Lannister Isn’t a Heartless Bitch

Get an ice pack for this hot take because it’s time to start liking Cersei.


‘High Life’ Traffics in the Taboo

Fusing the abject and the sublime with stunning sleights of hand, Denis crafts a unique vision of deep space in this deliciously disturbing must-see.


Cheat Codes Comes to Harvard, Breaks Down Their Process


What the Hell Happened: Lil Nas X Changes the Country Music Game


Career Overview: Paul Rudd


‘Electra’ Transcends Time and Space With Story of Gender and Justice


Noname’s New Single ‘Song 32’ is Cerebral and Sublime


‘Winterfell’ Teases an Exciting End to ‘Game of Thrones’

While the premiere aptly details the various challenges the characters must face before the series ends, there is now a levity that feels misplaced in what should be the darkest season.

On Campus

What I Learned After Trying to Pursue Happiness at Boston’s ‘Happy Place’

In the selfie-centric labyrinth of charming props, it seems that Happy Place doesn’t necessarily allow you to feel happy. Instead, it limits you to create a facade of happiness.


ABHW Brings Rico Nasty to Harvard

The discussion covered a variety of topics such as Rico Nasty’s artistic inspirations, son, target audience, and unconventional style.


‘Turn Up Charlie’ Fails to Live Up to its Name

“Turn Up Charlie” is still an uncaptivating, average show that takes a promising premise and replaces it with shallowness and predictability.



When it heals, the blood is still trapped under skin. Buried.


Career Overview: Cole Sprouse


‘The East Side’ Takes On Asian-American Identity Onstage


‘Dragon Mama’ Relives the Past with Forgiveness and Fervor

On Campus

‘Identities’ Takes the Runway


‘Lunch Ladies’ Serves Up a Bland Helping