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PEN America, the free expression nonprofit, presents the 15th annual World Voices Festival through May 12. (via Wikimedia)

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: May 10 to 12

By Alex Cullina, Theater & Books Editor May 9, 2019

It’s the last week of class and my final column of the semester. To celebrate the end of the school year and/or Mother’s Day — this Sunday, don’t forget to call your mom! — check out one of these...

Left to right: guitarist Brian Robert Jones, Ezra Koenig, Chris Baio and touring guitarist Greta Morgan, of Vampire Weekend. The band played an impromptu acoustic show in Washington Square Park on the release day of their new album

Vampire Weekend Plays Surprise WSP Set

By Alex Cullina, Theater & Books Editor May 3, 2019

Indie rock royalty Vampire Weekend played an impromptu acoustic set this afternoon in Washington Square Park to a small, hushed crowd. The band played a mix of classics and material from their new album,...

The Brooklyn Museum. (via Wikimedia)

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: May 3 to 5

By Alex Cullina, Theater & Books Editor May 2, 2019

The end of the semester — and finals season — is fast approaching. I’m sure many of us could use a little distraction from the stress of studying, so check out one of these cheap or free arts and...

The Tisch School of the Arts hosts many majors that require in person instruction. Students at Tisch and other schools have begun to worry about the possibility of a virtual fall semester. (Photo by Alina Patrick)

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: April 26 to 28

By Alex Cullina, Theater & Books Editor April 25, 2019

Finals are just around the corner, and I know y'all are stressing — use one of these arts and entertainment events to get your mind off of that test stress and enjoy the wonderful weather! West 10th...

NYU’s Skirball Center of the Performing Arts (via NYU).

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: April 19 to 21

By Alex Cullina, Books & Theater Editor April 19, 2019

With 4/20, Easter and Earth Day all approaching back-to-back, I’m sure everyone’s weekend schedules are packed. But on the off chance you have some free time in the next few days, here are some affordable...

Molly Shannon and Susan Ziegler in

Tisch Alum’s Film Shines New Light on Emily Dickinson

By Alex Cullina, Theater & Books Editor April 17, 2019

Everyone knows the story of the 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson: she was a spinster and a recluse, and she wrote her poems without intending for them to ever be published. “People have...

The movie poster for Moonlight, an A24 film. (via A24)

Unpopular Opinion: A24 Films

Over the past few years, indie film studio A24 has taken over the independent movie zeitgeist, and certainly captured the love of the NYU community to the point where everyone is convinced that they are,...

Book cover of It's Kind of a Funny Story. (via Hyperion)

Unpopular Opinions: Young Adult Novels

By Guru Ramanathan, Dante Sacco, and Alex Cullina April 10, 2019

A new young adult novel adaptation, “After,” hits theaters this weekend, and for once it’s not based on a book by John Green or Nicholas Sparks. But instead of needlessly complaining about adaptations...

The Gallatin Arts Festival runs April 8-12. The showcase of work by Gallatin undergraduates celebrates the school's unique interdisciplinary approach, focusing on work that straddles themes and media. (Staff Photo by Min Ji Kim)

Gallatin Arts Fest Embodies School’s Unique Spirit

By Alex Cullina, Theater & Books Editor April 8, 2019

The 26th annual Gallatin Arts Festival, a weeklong showcase of artwork and performances by students in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, kicks off tonight with a gallery opening, an evening...

The Fusion Film Festival. (via Facebook)

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: April 4 to 7

By Alex Cullina, Theater & Books Editor April 5, 2019

Midterms are done with, and finals are still a ways away — or so I’d like to think. Why not enjoy the mid-semester lull — and the beautiful weather — by checking out one of these affordable arts...

Activists Marcella Gilbert (Oohenumpa and Ihanktowan Bands of the Lakota and Dakota nations) and Madonna Thunder Hawk (Oohenumpa Lakota, enrolled citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe), in the documentary

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: March 28 to 31

By Alex Cullina, Books & Theater Editor March 28, 2019

Spring has finally sprung, people! This is not a drill! Go outside and do stuff! Steinhardt’s “Opera Now: Three to See” at Provincetown Playhouse, March 28 - 31 Come see Tisch and Steinhardt...