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The Cast of "Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812"

‘Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812’ Preview: A Unique Show, Ambitious Undertaking, and Meaningful Experience

“Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812” is a unique show with a passionate cast and crew.

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Let’s Go: Gone at 63

“Let’s Go” was a travel guide written and produced by student members of Harvard Student Agencies. Today, it has all but disappeared from travelers’ pockets, from the internet, and from Harvard’s campus.

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Become a Boba Shop To Get Into Harvard — by Your Friendly HSA College Tutor

It’s getting harder and harder to get into Harvard. Forget about all the stress that comes with crafting the perfect application and simply secure your spot by becoming a boba shop. You’ll find your way into every single classroom in no time.


On GRWM Videos: Will We Ever Just Be Ready?

Women poised in front of the camera, make-up brush in hand, have become ubiquitous across TikTok, Instagram reels, and social media more broadly.

Javier Zamora's "Solito"

'Solito' Review: Is Empathy Enough?

As Zamora narrates the hardships he survived, the reader is left to grapple with the enormity of his situation and its apparent hopelessness.


'Derry Girls' Review: Season Three's Triumph Through Troubles

The beauty of “Derry Girls” is that it never tries to find an answer: Its three seasons have captivated viewers with stories of bold, anxious, hilarious, awkward, and earnest teens as they experience the messed-up, beautiful world around them.

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The Top Ten Halloween Candies, Ranked

It’s official. Spooky season has arrived.

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Books for Busy Readers: The Crimson’s Top Picks

If you need a break from studying or if you’ve exhausted Netflix, cozy up with a captivating, quick read recommended by The Crimson.

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‘Eastbound’ Is a Celebration of Identity Through Dance

A joyous celebration of tradition, creativity, exploration, and freedom that seemed just as fun to perform as it was to watch.

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‘Parable of the Sower’ Review: An Afrofuturist Opera for the Apocalypse

The show breathes fresh air into the genre of opera while examining pressing social issues.

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List: Top Looks from the 2022 Grammys

The Grammys red carpet is known for out-of-the box style choices from the biggest names in fashion. This year’s ceremony did not disappoint.

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The Best Spring Reads for All Occasions

Spring has sprung! In Boston, it’s more like a second winter, but whether you prefer rainy grays or budding blooms, The Crimson has the best book recommendations for all your spring reading needs.

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LyLena D. Estabine ’24 on Faith, Community, and the Performing Arts

LyLena Estabine hopes, already a published author, now hopes to open the door to performing arts to as many other students as possible.

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‘Violeta’ Review: An Average Novel from an Above Average Author

Allende’s latest work gives her fans many of the hallmarks they’ve come to expect: heart wrenching but honest depictions of the Pinochet regime and complex, interwoven, endlessly interesting family dynamics.

"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" Cast

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Season Four Premiere Review: Caricature With a Side of Comedy

The premiere of season four showcases the characters and family dynamics fans have grown to love, but stumbles when it comes to delivering comedy beyond mere caricature.