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Julia J. Hynek

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Music

Laufey Concert Review: An Intimate Evening of Jazz Reimagined With a Modern Streak

Laufey truly demonstrates all the makings of a star. Hearing about her unique childhood and musical background may spark one’s interest, but just one listen to her actual work has the power to immediately turn a curious first-time listener into a captivated fan.

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Arts

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Laufey performs at The Sinclair in Boston on Sept. 27.

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Music

From Sound on Sound: Stevie Nicks Rings Like a Bell Through the September Night — And We Love to Love Her

Nicks commanded the festival, demonstrating why she, her voice, and her songs remain just as beloved today as they were in the early stages of her career in the ’80s.

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Arts

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Stevie Nicks performs at Sound on Sound Music Festival in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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Music

From Sound on Sound: Weekend Sound Bites

As the sun set over Long Island Sound on Saturday, Sept. 24, an unmistakable excitement buzzed in the air for this year’s Sound on Sound Music Festival.

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Arts

What the Hell Happened: Quinta Brunson Accepts Emmy With an 'Unconscious' Jimmy Kimmel at Her Feet

An elated Brunson, herself, even lined Kimmel up for the perfect transition, speaking excitedly into the microphone: “Jimmy wake up, I won!”

Arts

‘A League of Their Own’ Review: The Remake to Rule All Remakes

“A League of Their Own” is a stellar example of how the modern reimagining of a classic creates a renewed opportunity to include previously repressed stories and marginalized identities within the storytelling fold.

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Books

Harvard Authors Spotlight: Elif Batuman

The plentiful insights in her published writings are reflective of her inquisitive nature, but a short interaction with the author reveals that she is also a lifelong learner — still as curious about humanity and society as ever.

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Books

'Yerba Buena' Review: Understated, Bittersweet, Brilliant

“Yerba Buena” is a mature novel through and through. LaCour demonstrates remarkable agility in retaining the more favorable aspects of young adult fiction while also taking the story to new depths.

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Arts

‘Killing Eve’ Series Finale Review: A Disappointingly Gray Ending to an Otherwise Colorful Series

Above all, the mediocrity of the finale feels like a betrayal to the bold, unapologetic nature of the series.

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On Campus

‘The Just and the Blind’ Review: A Display of Art as Resistance

Shakur’s words remind us that throughout the history of Black subjugation and oppression, the ability of love to persevere within communities was an act of resistance, and the fostering of something beautiful against all odds.

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Books

BookTok: The Last Wholesome Place On The Internet

BookTok helps its viewers unlearn the practice of overanalyzing every piece of text in anticipation of a quiz, encouraging reading as a source of pure pleasure and enjoyment.

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City Politics

Advocates Call for New Cambridge City Manager to Prioritize Lowering Housing Costs

Local affordable housing advocates are calling for Cambridge to select a city manager who will prioritize lowering the city’s high cost of living as the search to replace Louis A. DePasquale begins.

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Harvard in the City

Harvard Art Museums and Jefferson Park Apartments Win Architecture Awards

Two Cambridge-based complexes — the Harvard Art Museums and Jefferson Park Apartments — received architectural awards from the Boston Society of Architecture last month.

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PBHA

Cambridge Homeless Shelters Hold Steady Amid Omicron Rise

Almost two years after the pandemic’s start, Cambridge homeless shelters have held steady operations amid the spread of the Omicron variant.

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