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Mira S. Alpers

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Arts

To 'Fleabag,' With Grief

Is love worth it if it is inseparable from grief?  Yes, “Fleabag” responds, yes again and again.

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Film

‘I Care A Lot’ Review: A Messy Attack of the Enterprising Girl-Boss

“I Care A Lot” is mostly compelling. While Pike is certainly the standout, the film features strong performances across the board.

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Books

From Our Bookshelves: 'Station Eleven'

A personal reflection on Emily St. John Mandel’s 2014 novel “Station Eleven” that eerily mirrors our current reality and illuminates how we "live a life defined by the plague."

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Arts

Hidden Gems Series: ‘I Hate Suzie’

“I Hate Suzie” is worth watching, not just because it is good TV, but because TV that takes its female protagonist’s “complicatedness” and humanity seriously.

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Arts

We Deserve More Than Eloise Bridgerton

If “Bridgerton” wants to be progressive and feminist, it is not enough to just insert a character who thinks marriage is stupid.

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Film

‘Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey' is A Whimsical Treat

Chock full of musical numbers, colorful Victorian costumes, flying robots, and magical glowing calculus equations, “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” has something for everyone.

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Film

In ‘The Midnight Sky,’ Humanity is Doomed

In “The Midnight Sky” (which George Clooney also produced and directed) the battle is over before the film even starts. Earth is no longer a habitable planet due to a sudden unspecified disaster. Humans are still around, but it is only a matter of time before everyone dies out.

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Film

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Is Just Plain Bad

Here’s a fun drinking game to play while watching “Hillbilly Elegy” (directed by Ron Howard): Take a shot every time someone yells. Take another every time Glenn Close’s Mamaw stumbles angrily toward someone.

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Arts

Crimson Jam Features Virtual Performances from Giveon and Harvard Students

Due to the pandemic, Harvard traditions have had to look a little different this year, and Crimson Jam, Harvard’s annual concert and block party, was no exception.

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Music

Portrait of An Artist: Pianist Angelica Sanchez

The Harvard Crimson sat down with acclaimed jazz pianist Angelica Sanchez to talk about her artistic processes, neuroscience, and her latest project "How to Turn the Moon."

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Music

Bright Eyes’ ‘Miracle of Life’ is Hauntingly Cold

“This song should not exist in 2020 America,” Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst wrote in the press release for the band's new single “Miracle of Life.”

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Books

From Our Writers: What We're Reading Over Break

Three of our writers dive into what books they're reading over break, and why.

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Books

From Our Writers: What Books Kept You Sane In Quarantine?

Our writers turned to books for solace throughout quarantine: Here are their top picks for what soothed them most.

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Film

'Rebecca' is Beautiful and Empty

This new adaptation is stunning, stressful, and messy: It delivers beautiful cinematography and psychological thrills, but fails to address the more interesting aspects of the source material.

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Arts

Arts Playlist: Comforting Songs

Think of it as a warm hug. As long as we can’t be together, the Arts Board might as well send one to you sonically.

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