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Tisch Clive Davis junior Cam Franklin released their music on April 23. Their music reflects on a difficult time in their life and the process of healing from heartbreak. (Image courtesy of Cameron Franklin, by @bigboy.247 on Instagram)

Clive Davis Junior Returns With Music During Quarantine

By Anna-Dmitry Muratova, Deputy Managing Editor April 27, 2020

A lot has changed for Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music junior Cam Franklin since their debut solo show at the Bitter End in late September of last year. Over the course of the year, they went through...

The tiger rules as a fierce predator in the wild. The Netflix series Tiger King has gone on to become a nationwide sensation. (Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

Why “Tiger King” Became the Perfect Cultural Phenomenon

By Isabella Armus, Staff Writer April 16, 2020

Upon logging into Twitter a couple of weeks back and discovering the mass mania surrounding bizarre individuals who horde and collect endangered mammals in the U.S, the only appropriate response I could...

Record Store Day is an important day for sales of the vinyl medium. Originally scheduled for April 18, it has been delayed to June 20 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Record Store Day Is Rescheduled. Can It Still Survive?

By Ana Cubas, Staff Writer April 9, 2020

April is the most glorious month of the year for vinyl junkies, veterans and rookies alike. Unheard live performances, digital album giants and new singles are released in limited numbers in celebration...

Its title can be deceiving. 5 Seconds of Summer dropped their latest studio album last Friday. (Staff Illustration by Jake Capriotti)

5 Seconds of Summer’s “CALM” Is Anything But

By Claire Jones, Staff Writer April 2, 2020

5 Seconds of Summer’s newest album, “CALM,” is filled with uncharacteristic choices. The project, which was released last Friday, presents a side of the pop-rock band we’ve never seen before, both...

Dating apps like Tinder have their positives and negatives. French director Cédric Klapisch offers his perspective on their place in the world in his film Someone Somewhere. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

‘Someone, Somewhere’ Is a Puzzlingly Successful Rom-Com

By Nicholas Weid, Staff Writer March 26, 2020

“Someone, Somewhere” is not what I expected. Going in with minimal information, I quickly settled into what I anticipated to be a slowly paced film about two leads both struggling with depression thrown...

“After Hours,” The Weeknd’s fifth studio album, was released on March 20th last week. Striking the balance between mournful and funky, the album is perfect for your social distancing period. (Staff Photo by Leo Sheingate)

The Weeknd Makes Social Distancing Easy With ‘After Hours’

By Lauren Gruber, Dining Editor March 23, 2020

With the world all but falling apart around us, The Weeknd’s gut-wrenching, evocative new album couldn’t have come at a better time. The Weeknd — also known as Abel Tesfaye — dropped his fifth...

Max von Sydow was a Swedish actor with an extensive career in both European and American cinema. During his acting years, he was famous for not only the roles in

In Memory of Max von Sydow

By Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Music Editor March 11, 2020

Two nights ago, I watched “The Seventh Seal.” In it, Max von Sydow faces Death and finds himself in a constant battle of wits with the ominous entity only to be gracefully carried away by him in a...

The Electric Ladies Studios recording space offers pleasant aesthetics during recording sessions. Opened in 1970, the studio is the creation of rock icon Jimi Hendrix. (Photo by Vaishnavi Naidu)

Jimi Hendrix’s Legacy Lives on Through Electric Lady Studios

By Vaishnavi Naidu, Contributing Writer March 5, 2020

Chances are, Greenwich Village locals don’t recognize the rather drab and aesthetically unappealing building they pass by almost everyday on 52 W. 8th St., wholly unaware of the fact that their favorite...

Bad Bunny recently released his 2020 album “YHLQMDLG.

Bad Bunny Does What He Wants. Are We Really Surprised?

By Ana Cubas, Contributing Writer March 4, 2020

Bad Bunny’s surprise 20-track album affirms one thing — he does what he wants and he wants to make that known. Titled “YHLQMDLG”, an acronym for “Yo Hago Lo Que Me Da La Gana” (I Do What I...

Chief Keef and Roddy Ricch performed at V100's latest event. The duo filled students with fun and chaos in a uniquely cathartic concert. (Staff photo by Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer)

Chief Keef and Roddy Ricch Orchestrate Chaos for Happiness’ Sake

By Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Music Editor February 26, 2020

To mosh means to dance violently to harsh noise. Chief Keef and Roddy Ricch’s performance at V100 made students mosh. Hard. It became clear from the beginning that V100’s latest event wasn’t a...

Clive Davis first-year Jackson Craig passionately performs in the Mercury Lounge. With his unique upbeat, funky set, the singer instilled in the crowd a special kind of energy. (Photo by Izzy Salas)

Jackson Craig Delivers a Groovy Performance at Mercury Lounge

By Izzy Salas, Staff Writer February 19, 2020

Clive Davis first-year Jackson Craig graced the Mercury Lounge stage on Wednesday, Feb. 12 clad in a fuzzy orange jacket and red-tinted John Lennon glasses. It was very fourth-grade-Halloween of him, and...

The cold traps a woman in a lodge to confront the trauma from her past. Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala's The Lodge is now playing in select theaters. (Photo by Ethan Zack)

‘The Lodge’: An Elegant Horror Movie that Stumbles at the Last Hurdle

By Nicholas Pabon, Staff Writer February 13, 2020

Lately, there appears to be a resurgence of high-quality, atmospheric horror movies free of cheap scares. Films like “Midsommar” and “The Lighthouse” craft their horror through uncomfortable tension...