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Daniel S. de Castro

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Music

‘‘96 Bulls’ Review: Kota the Friend’s Deceptively Deep New Single

With his versatility as an artist on full display in “‘96 Bulls,” Kota the Friend draws attention to his inherent duality as a person.

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Film

‘The Card Counter’ Review: A Movie Written by a Writer for Other Writers

“The Card Counter” is a film that invites questions and inspires reflection: There are layers to understanding the work, and the screening experience does not end after leaving the theater.

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Books

‘In the Lateness of the World’ Review: A Meditative Journey through Thought and Time

While they don’t tell a single story, the individual poems that make up “In the Lateness of the World” take the reader on a meditative journey.

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Books

‘You Belong Here Now’ Review: A Casual Read Lacking a Touch of Detail

In the end, “You Belong Here Now” is a novel that suffers from a paradox of complexity: at times too simple, and at others too complicated.

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Arts

Music Video Breakdown: “Show Me Up” by Lil Tecca

The physical and temporal distortion of the video are the perfect backdrop to the trance-like song that they are meant to represent.

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Books

‘Nancy’ Review: A Poetic Look into Chilean Society

Originally written in Spanish, the recently translated "Nancy" by Chilean author Bruno Lloret tells a raw and heart-wrenching story of survival.

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Books

‘What Sammy Knew’ Review: Not Just Another Coming-of-Age Story

David Laskin tells a timeless tale of maturity set against a backdrop of 1970s New York.

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Books

Portrait of an Artist: Gary Golio

Gary Golio recently sat down with The Harvard Crimson to discuss his latest projects, writing picture books, and his decision to become an author.

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Books

‘The Midnight Library’: A Tale of What Could Have Been

Haig chooses to pursue the repetitive, predictable plot that reveals itself less than a third of the way into the book.

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Arts

Music Video Breakdown: 'Losses' by Lil Tjay

With the first note of the song’s despondent melody, the video cuts to a shot of Lil Tjay sitting on the hood of an expensive-looking sedan.

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Arts

The Second Season of Netflix’s ‘Family Business’ Leaves Viewers Hungry for a Third

The second season of this show was just as ridiculous, light-hearted, and downright funny as the first, adding a second chapter to a story so entertaining that it makes the promise of a third something to genuinely look forward to.

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Books

‘Witch’: A Collection of Poetry Too Cryptic to Be of Any Use

In his attempt to create a work set apart by its subtlety and subtext, Matthews presents the reader with a work that is instead an off-putting and laborious read.

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Books

In ‘Home,’ Pensive Poetry Brings Disparate Worlds Together

“Home” lends its readers an experience that is at once fluid and thought-provoking, one that makes it easy to lose track of time and, more importantly, context.

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