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Catherine A Morris

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Senior Portrait: Kylie A. McLaughlin '11

Kiley A. McLaughlin '11

Somerville native Kiley A. McLaughlin ’11 has spent the majority of her life in the Boston area. The familiarity that ...


‘Certified Copy’ Is Cleverly Inconclusive

As its title suggests, "Certified Copy" explores the relative values of imitations and originals in art but also, more ambiguously, in life.


Boyle Predicts a Dark Future 'When the Killing's Done'

“When the Killing’s Done,” is like a relic from days of yore. Here is an intelligent novel that not only succeeds as a work of fiction, but also aims to raise cultural awareness about the fine distinctions between environmental conservation movements.


'The Rite' Gets It All Wrong

While the film was intended to challenge the negative stereotypes about exorcism created and perpetuated by contemporary culture and cinema, because it constantly falls back upon horror clichés, the movie accomplishes the exact opposite—reinforcing the very perceptions it was intended to combat.


'Blue Flower' Beleaguered by Obscurantism

Driven by song and arresting images, "The Blue Flower" often loses its own plot in the profusion of visual details and wild movement on stage.


A New Conversation

Whether the incident at Lamont had absolutely anything to do whatsoever with hate or bias, the initial reporting of the event, as such, incited a particular dialogue on campus that is often overlooked in favor of other issues.


‘Machete’ Mines Fun from Gratuity

Focusing on the problems of illegal immigration and the growing influence of Mexican drug cartels, every element of the movie is exaggerated: the evil is pure, condensed, and particularly despicable, while the forces of good are fearless, charismatic, and attractive.

Summer Postcard

POSTCARD: Mourning Venice

What will happen now that Venice is a city that lives by parodying itself? Can it survive as a viable, living city?

Visual Arts

Vi Vu '10

The studio of Vi T. Vu ’10 is stacked with paintings. Vividly fluorescent animal and vegetal figures leap across dark backgrounds, multiplying in mirror images of each other.

On Campus

Exposing the Risk-taking in Art-making

This event is the culmination of a months-long attempt to maximize the presence of the arts in Harvard classrooms.


Martel’s Tribute to Silent Victims of the Holocaust

If “Beatrice and Virgil” were a piece of music, it would be an extended fugue, beginning so quietly as to be almost inaudible, and culminating in a moment of overwhelming noise followed by silence.


North Face

In this film, the mountain represents everything that is impossible and everything that man fears.


"In The Heights" Channels the American Dream

New York City, the perennial muse of the American dream, has inspired yet another paean, the musical “In the Heights,” ...

Benjamin T. Clark ’09

Some students look back on their college artistic careers and remember standing ovations after plays or accepting praise as they

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Panel Discusses Foreclosure

The panel discussion “Protecting the Right to a Home: the Anti-foreclosure Movement in Boston and Beyond” examined Boston foreclosures from