FKA Twigs and Mary Magdalene: An Unlikely Alliance

Like FKA Twigs’ live performances that are equipped with breathtaking stage sets and choreography from another galaxy, listening to “Magdalene” is a sensual, out-of-body experience. FKA Twigs is unafraid to tackle the dualism of...

‘One Child Nation’: Fighting for the Right to Choose

As far as China is concerned, Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang’s documentary film “One Child Nation” does not exist. The film was wiped clean from any reporting platforms in China — according to Wang,...

‘Varda by Agnès’: a Revolutionary Retrospective

Whether you remember her as a fierce documentarian, French New Wave pioneer, fervid feminist, installation-piece wizard or potato-lover, there’s no doubt AgnèsmVarda has etched herself into our minds as one of the most loving...

On ‘New Age Norms 1,’ Cold War Kids Forget That People Actually Listen to...

Before “New Age Norms 1,” I was unfamiliar with indie rock group Cold War Kids. Their bold image suggested that they would offer some hard-hitting, inspired rock music for the modern day. Unfortunately their...

Charly Bliss Comes of Age, Led by Clive Davis Alumna

NYU alum-fronted band Charly Bliss has had a whirlwind year, to say the least. The pop-rock outfit — formed in 2011 as vocalist Eva Hendricks’ entry product to attend Tisch’s Clive Davis Department of...

Coldplay Announces Upcoming Double Album, Releases New Singles

Coldplay released three songs in late October — “Arabesque,” “Orphans” and “Everyday Life” — to announce their upcoming double album, “Everyday Life.” The first half of the album is called “Sunrise” and the second...

‘Greener Grass’: A Lackluster Attempt at Social Satire

Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe’s “Greener Grass” plays out like an over-extended SNL skit by David Lynch. Satirizing the preservation of the status quo in a listless suburban town, DeBoer and Luebbe go to...

Earl Sweatshirt Steadies His Feelings on ‘Feet of Clay’

Four years ago, in the midst of the album rollout for his 2015 project “I Don’t Like Sh-t, I Don’t Go Outside,” Earl Sweatshirt expressed his disdain for record label hype machines, illuminating the...

Tara Westover Discusses ‘Educated’ at Skirball Center

Author Tara Westover’s “Educated” has taken the scholarly community by storm. The NYU Reads program assigned the book to incoming first-year students for this semester, but the conversation has extended far beyond the classroom—...

If You Like Movies, You Probably Won’t Like ‘REDOUBT’

“REDOUBT” is a film tragically mired in its own artistry. It is a visually breathtaking work of art so different and obscure that it can barely be considered cinema. In fact, it should not...

Robert Glasper Covers Stevie Wonder at Blue Note

Prolific producer, arranger, songwriter and jazz pianist Robert Glasper has certainly had a busy month. October not only saw the release of his Hip-Hop/Jazz fusion mixtape, “F-ck Yo Feelings,” which features the likes of...

‘In the Dream House’ Haunts and Enchants

With “Her Body and Other Parties,” Carmen Maria Machado established herself as a writer of inimitable talents. In her memoir, she brings all the same cards to the same table, but this time, it’s...
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