Crimson staff writer
Chase D. Melton
‘Y/N’ Review: Esther Yi Delivers An Inventive, Impenetrable Debut
“Y/N” is an attempt to innovate within the fanfiction genre. Yi’s cause is a noble one, but its poor execution causes it to confound where it seeks to convince.
I wondered, aside from the fever, what had caused me to empathize so fully, to transplant my selfhood into Anna? And even more troubling — why had I enjoyed it, the metallic shuddering, the billowing steam, the overwhelming sense that everything was about to end?
William Shen Brings a New Face to Adams House
Shen’s very first oil painting is now Adams House’s newest portrait on display: a portrait of Fred Korematsu, the Japanese-American civil rights hero and plaintiff in the famed 1944 Supreme Court case Korematsu v. United States.
‘1-2-3, A.D. Tree, That’s How Easy Love Can Be’
You blushed — your leaves were turning red as the weather got colder. You dropped a leaf down to me and I held it like a hand. We agreed that what we had was real — no situationship, no post-party hookup. We agreed not to see other people.
Album Review: Björk’s ‘Fossora’ Grounds and Connects Us
Music lovers should all be thankful for Björk. In a time when patient, mindful art-making is succumbing to the TikTok content-churning machine, listeners should treasure the fact that she still has the means (and the guts) to dedicate time, effort, and emotional labor to a cohesive project.
Jennifer Egan Owns Her Unconscious
Readers of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan gathered at the Brattle Theater on Friday, April 8, for an hour-long event featuring a reading and Q&A from the author’s latest novel, “The Candy House.”
'After Yang' Review: Kogonada's Latest Asks Big Questions and Offers Few Answers
“What makes someone Asian?” The remainder of “After Yang” lords the question over the audience, as if leading up to an answer.
The Tiger & The Buffalo: On the Metaverse
As the permafrost melts and the seas rise, it’s a nice image to return to: Flamingoes grooving, snakes gyrating, only accessible through a $300 Oculus VR headset.