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Kalos K. Chu
Artist Profile: Ben Platt Hits the ‘Reverie’ Road
The Harvard Crimson sat down with Platt to discuss his upcoming tour and the evolution of his artistic voice.
For FGLI Students, the Complicated Calculus Behind Gapping
Taking time off is a hard decision to make, one that requires some deprogramming of the addiction to ladder-climbing that got us into Harvard in the first place — but for those who choose to take the leap, it’s an invaluable opportunity to reflect and reevaluate. But what about those who are never given the choice in the first place?
The More You Know Photo
"The More You Know" follows Grayson High School’s Quiz Bowl Team A as they prepare for college admissions, the national championships and strike a deal with the Devil.
‘Being the Ricardos’ Review: For Better or For Worse, Sorkin Returns
If it is possible to genetically engineer a film to win an Academy Award, it makes sense that Amazon is the studio attempting it — and with “Being the Ricardos,” they seem to have gotten quite close.
Editors' Note: Bye Bitches
It is with profound joy — and a tinge of sadness — that we present the ninth edition of The Crimson Arts’ Year-in-Review.
Arts Vanity: An Ode to Crimson Arts Production Night
As a final love letter to production night, I present: a poem composed entirely of quotes from closeouts emails — a record, a relic, a portrait of this odd, exhausting, crazy, wonderful thing that is Crimson Arts.
Two students performing Chong'ai on er'hu and guitar in Wudaokou square in Beijing, China.
How We Tell Asian Stories
To the writers and journalists and filmmakers of the world: Words matter, and how we tell Asian and Asian American stories matters. Spell names correctly. Do research. Challenge the model minority myth. Hire people to tell their own stories. Call out racism for what it is, and do not mince words. Think about the repercussions of what you put out into the world because — as Tuesday’s events have made abundantly clear — the consequences can be life or death.
‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Review: A Wonderful Film, and a Missed Opportunity
“Raya and the Last Dragon” is an uplifting, action-packed, beautifully animated film with a lot of heart, and a worthy addition to the Disney canon. But being a part of that canon inevitably comes with limitations.
‘Minari’ Review: A Subtle Asian Film
“Minari” is a beautiful film. Yes, because of its grounded, lush depiction of rural America, but also because of the story it tells: the immigrant experience — the American experience — and all its idiosyncrasies, its ups and downs, and its unparalleled beauty.