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The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week.(Illustration by Rachel Buigas-Lopez)

Weekly Radio Roundup: Feb. 7 – Feb. 12

From Sufjan Stevens to Carly Rae Jepsen, this week’s slew of singles mostly consisted of soft-spoken reflections on living in modernity. Whether it’s King Krule shrieking about loneliness or Sharon...

Weekly Radio Roundup: Jan. 31 - Feb. 3

Weekly Radio Roundup: Jan. 31 – Feb. 3

In a week of wonders, Porter Robinson is back after a long hiatus and Elon Musk is now an aspiring artist? I guess if this edition of Weekly Radio Roundup proves anything, it’s the fact that anything...

The film's cinematic competence cannot compensate for its unwavering reliance on jump scares. (Staff photo by Ashley Wu)

‘The Turning’ Reanimates Tropes That Should Stay Dead

By Nicholas Pabon, Contributing Writer February 5, 2020

“The Turning,” based on the 1898 Henry James short story “The Turn of the Screw,” is a horror film in which Kate, a young teacher (Mackenzie Davis), is hired to become a live-in tutor and nanny...

Sex Education is back for a second season, and continues to address traditionally taboo issues of sexuality. (Staff photo by Chelsea Li)

‘Sex Education’ Season Two Explores the Serious Side of Sexuality

By Ashley Wu, Deputy Arts Editor January 31, 2020

Content warning: This article contains spoilers. An awkward, sexually inexperienced high school boy charging his classmates for his (unqualified) sex advice — to call the premise of 'Sex Education'...

Miller's posthumous album was released on January 17 (via Pixabay)

‘Circles’ Is a Bittersweet Farewell to Mac Miller and His Music

By Destine Manson, Contributing Writer January 30, 2020

When “Circles” was released a little over a week ago, it marked the final time Mac Miller would share his poetry with the world. Thankfully, unlike most posthumous projects, this one feels like it...

Be on the lookout for rush ticket and take advantage of New York City's art scene. (Illustration by Min Ji Kim)

Three Ways to Take Advantage of NYC’s Lesser-Known Theater and Literary Scenes

By Sasha Cohen, Books & Theater Editor January 29, 2020

Between studying for exams, spending time with friends and taking necessary power naps, finding extra time to indulge in any sort of play or book is a luxury. Even if someone can squeeze a musical into...

Seven NYU Alumni took home nine wins at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night. (Image via Wikipedia)

Grammy Awards 2020 Winners Include Seven NYU Alumni

By Ethan Zack, Arts Editor January 28, 2020

At the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night, 23 NYU alumni managed to total 36 nominations across 22 categories. At the end of the night, the alumni had taken home eight wins. Winners Alex...

Black Dirt Rests is Null Pattern's first album release of 2020. (Image via Instagram @null_pattern)

Tisch First-Year Says Goodbye to Youth in Debut Album

By Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Music Editor January 27, 2020

Sporting a kimono and a pair of round spectacles, Tisch first-year Benji Jung, also known as Null Pattern, sits before their desk — a workstation consisting of a desktop, a myriad of CDs and a couple...

Tongue-in-cheek lyricism and pop-sensible melodies mixed with gritty, raw, Hayley Williams-esque vocal prowess is what is making everyone talk about NYC singer-songwriter Morgan Keller.  (Via Morgan Keller)

Morgan Keller Is in the Business of Music

By Ethan Zack, Music Editor December 4, 2019

Morgan Keller wants to be a part of it all. The Steinhardt junior and musician isn’t satisfied just sending away her vocals for some producers to package into a final product — she uses her Music Business...

Blinding Lights, a new single from The Weeknd, was released on Nov. 29. (Via Facebook @theweeknd)

The Weeknd Is Back and Badder Than Ever

By Lauren Gruber, Deputy Culture Editor December 2, 2019

After months of teasing, an Instagram hiatus and making his fans wait with bated breath through a two-hour radio show, The Weeknd finally dropped two new singles last week. The elusive rhythm and blues...

Watermelon Sugar is Harry Styles' newest single, released right before his appearance on NBC's Saturday Night Live. (Via Twitter)

Harry Styles Brings Back Summer in His New Song ‘Watermelon Sugar’

By Claire Jones, Contributing Writer November 27, 2019

Moments before he took the stage to host NBC’s Saturday Night Live, musician Harry Styles surprised fans by dropping his new single “Watermelon Sugar,” the second song to be released from his upcoming...

Tinashe recently released a new album,

Tinashe’s ‘Songs for You’ Is the Artist’s True Debut Album

By Destine Manson, Staff Writer November 26, 2019

Tinashe’s “Songs for You” is by far the closest the pop singer has come to establishing a concrete sound. Since she released “2 On” in 2014, it seems as if her musical identity has been in constant...