Let’s spill the pop-culture tea: ‘To All the Boys’ final installment is an honest, if simple, depiction of growing up

Pop culture columnist Anna Tolkien CM ’24 explores the depiction of common teenage challenges in “To All The Boys: Always and Forever.”

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Scene one, hot take one: Lost love and lost Oscars — A review of ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’

Ben Hafetz PZ ’20 discusses “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”‘s artful and aching portrayal of first love and why it warranted an Oscar nod.

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The downbeat: 5 of the best love (and it’s complicated) songs

Ella Boyd SC ’21 provides a playlist of 5 songs for any romantic scenario, from love to lust to heartbreak. “Love’s intricacies and realities shouldn’t be ignored; after all, the experiences of yearning, heartbreak, confusion, nerves and sensuality are intertwined with love,” she writes.

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Under the covers: The racial gap in romance

Abs so sculpted they belong in an art museum. Luscious, flowing-with-the-breeze, heartthrob hair. Heaving bosoms in low-cut, lace dresses. I’ve been reading a lot of romance novels recently. Somehow, I’ve managed to get away with writing a senior thesis about them, which means I’ve seen cover after cover with all

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