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Noams and Trafton at Pride Fest in 2019. They performed a remix of Trafton’s song Hyperreal. (Photo Courtesy of Alena Spalenska)

EDM, Beyond the Festival

By Ali Zimmerman, Contributing Writer October 7, 2019

If you attend a DJ Kali rave, you can expect to arrive at an unassuming warehouse somewhere in Brooklyn. Enter, and you’ll find yourself thrown into a crowd of 300 college students, immersed in a...

Promotional still for the documentary series

‘Dogs’ Earns Its Audience’s Tears

By Ethan Jack, Staff Writer December 4, 2018

It doesn’t feel like enough to merely say that Netflix’s new docuseries “Dogs” made me cry. A cheap tearjerker series with a perfunctory focus on the titular animals probably could have accomplished...

Promotional poster for the film

‘Mirai’ Wants You to Love Your Family

By Fareid El Gafy December 4, 2018

Director Mamoru Hosoda, famous for “Wolf Children” and “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time,” carries on the theme of magical realism in his latest offering “Mirai,” a relaxing watch that places...

Poster for the third annual Chanukahstravaganza: 'Twas the Night Before Chanukah.' The event will take place at Union Hall this Saturday. (via unionhallny.com)

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events this Weekend: Nov. 30 to Dec. 2

By Ali Zimmerman and Alex Cullina November 29, 2018

Temperatures are dropping and the New York City streets are getting less welcoming by the minute, but that doesn’t mean you should let the weekend pass you by. Whether you take it as an opportunity to...

Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson in

‘Creed II’ Packs A Predictable but Solid Punch

By Daniel Devine, Staff Writer November 27, 2018

“Rocky IV” delivered one of the infamous franchise’s most devastating moments — when the infamous Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) was beaten to death by the monstrous Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren)...

A scene from the play

In ‘Chasing the New White Whale,’ Heroin Ravages a Working-Class Community

By Alex Cullina, Books & Theater Editor November 27, 2018

All Robbie ever wanted was to be a fisherman. Fishing seems to be all anyone ever talks about in the coastal New England town where he’s lived his entire life — the accents, like something out of “Manchester...

Stills of Willem Dafoe as Vincent Van Gogh for the

‘At Eternity’s Gate’ Is a Masterful Portrayal of Van Gogh’s Final Years

By Kaylee DeFreitas, Staff Writer November 20, 2018

Many have tried to bring Vincent Van Gogh to life on screen, most recently in the experimental animated film “Loving Vincent,” but none have done it as perfectly as director Julian Schnabel. “At...

Album art for Charli XCX and Troye Sivan's joint single '1999', one of the staff picks this fall. (Courtesy of Wikimedia)

Music Desk Staff Recs: Best Songs of Fall 2018

By Music Desk November 20, 2018

As autumn draws to a close and we trade in our light jackets for heavy winter coats, we can reflect on the singular tracks that made it to our fall playlists. From acoustic ballads to sugary pop beats...

Tisch’s new photography exhibit, 'cit.i.zen.ship' explores the limits and meanings of citizenship.
(Photo by Alina Patrick)

Citizenship, From Phonetics to Photos

By Julia Fields, Contributing Writer November 20, 2018

The idea of citizens and citizenships weighs heavy on Americans’ minds as we navigate uncertainty around these ideas. Photographers explore this idea of citizenship and its suppression in the lobby and...

The poster for Tisch Festival of the Voices. (Courtesy of NYU Tisch Institute of Performing Arts)

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events this Weekend: Nov. 16 to Nov. 18

By Ali Zimmerman and Alex Cullina November 15, 2018

In the aftermath of the end of daylight saving time, we all need a little pick-me-up to get ourselves through 4:30 p.m. sunsets and rapidly dropping temperatures. To help tide you over until Thanksgiving...

American Son's leads Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale.

Kerry Washington Returns to Broadway in ‘American Son’

By Liv Rocklin November 13, 2018

Kerry Washington, of “Scandal” fame, has come back to Broadway with Steven Pasquale in Christopher Demos-Brown’s new play "American Son" at the Booth Theatre. Gut-wrenching and provocative, “American...

Still from the Campdogzz concert.

Chicago Rock Soul Band Campdogzz Find Unlikely Companions in Punk

By Ali Zimmerman, Deputy Arts Editor November 13, 2018

The stage at Irving Plaza took on two unique personalities last Wednesday night. The venue was flooded with emo-kids turned emo-adults, jumping and shouting along with fists in the air. Meat Wave, a...