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Jenna X. Bao

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Theater

‘Dogfight’: A Beautiful, Nostalgic Social Critique

It was easy to forget at certain points that the marines’ mistreatment of women and hyper-masculine violence is meant to take place half a century ago.

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Books

‘In a Dream You Saw A Way To Survive’: Slam Poetry Fails to Say Anything New

Perhaps it is better to just look up videos of Von Radics’ performances instead.

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Theater

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

Students are bringing Sophocles’ “Electra” to the Adams Pool Theatre on April 12 and to theaters around the world this summer.

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Books

‘A Woman Is No Man’ Is No Great Revelation

“A Woman is No Man” concludes with just a hint of disappointment at the story that it could have been.

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Arts

Top 5 Food Network Shows

From someone who has consumed Food Network since elementary school, here are the top five shows the Food Network has ever produced.

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Arts

‘The Enemy Within’ Delivers Fast-Paced High Stakes

Crime thrillers are never in short supply in the world of network television, but NBC’s “The Enemy Within” is off to an engaging start.

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Arts

Arts Playlist: Best Underrated East Asian Angst-fests

These pieces vary on the spectrum of pop and rock, but they all capture something romantic (in the nineteenth century sense of the term) to tide over turbulent souls.

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College

PBHA Supports Youth Jobs at Dreams of Our Future Rally

Chanting “youth united will never be defeated” and “youth need labor,” several members of Harvard’s Phillips Brooks House Association and local students marched for youth job funding at the eleventh annual Dreams of Our Future rally in Boston Thursday.

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College

Human Rights Activists Share Personal Stories, Talk Grassroots Movements at 'Freedom Forum'

The speakers at Wednesday's forum included Turkish dissident and NBA player Enes Kanter, Somali social activist Leyla Hussein, Venezuelan violinist Wuilly Arteaga, Harvard professor Steven A. Pinker, and Chinese human rights activist Ti-Anna Wang.

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Film

‘Dear Ex’ Navigates Grief In a Complex Love Story

Just like its characters, “Dear Ex” is imperfect, yet emotionally gripping, as it presents broken individuals seeking resolution for their messy and interwoven pasts.

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College

National Campaign Conference Participants Discuss Civic Engagement at Harvard's IOP

Students and administrators representing 35 colleges and universities from across the country convened at Harvard Kennedy School this past weekend to attend the National Campaign for Political and Civic Engagement hosted by the Institute of Politics.

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College

‘Black Girls Matter’ Event Addresses the Protection of Black Women at Harvard

The Association of Black Harvard Women held a discussion Thursday to address sexual assault and its impact on black women in the wake of the release of “Surviving R. Kelly” and news that Harvard Law School professor Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. will serve on Harvey Weinstein’s legal team.

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Film

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ a Unique Take on a Classic Story

“Into the Spider-Verse” highlights Spider-Man's sense of universality, as the multiple realities attest that “anyone can be behind the mask.”

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Film

‘On the Basis of Sex’ Highlights Gender Discrimination, Then and Now

Ruth Bader Ginsburg faces gender discrimination in a number of ways. Even the number of scenes in which Jones is the only woman in the shot is telling.

Libraries

English Professor Jorie Graham to Receive National Prize for Poetry

The Library of Congress will award Harvard English professor Jorie Graham a national prize for poetry in December, the library announced last week.

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