Staff Recs: Movies That Can Be Enjoyed Despite Knowing the Twist

With the recent contention over spoilers in "Game of Thrones" and "Avengers: Endgame," the Arts Desk has decided to rebel against this paranoia and go all in on some great cinematic twists. You've probably...

5 Books About Motherhood for Mother’s Day

Relationships are hard. Relationships with our parents can be even harder. In honor of Mother’s Day, here are five books that explore motherhood and the ways it intersects with complicated issues like infertility, adoption,...

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

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! —...

8 Broadway Shows to Rush Before the Year Is Over

When my parents came to visit me in April, they were horrified by the tall stack of Playbills on my desk, thinking I had dropped $100-$150 on each Broadway show. I quickly assured them...

‘Good Posture’ Spotlights an Unlikely Female Friendship

Set in present-day Brooklyn and shot over only 10 days, Dolly Wells’ directorial debut “Good Posture” extends a generous empathy to each of its characters. The film, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival,...

‘Aamis’ Team on Their Flesh-Eating Romance at Tribeca

For all the surprises it holds, “Aamis,” writer and director Bhaskar Hazarika’s latest film, looks regrettably generic at first glance. A married clinician named Nirmali (Lima Das) and a younger man, Ph.D. scholar Sumon...

Poet Deborah Landau Targets the World’s Evils

In her new collection “Soft Targets,” acclaimed poet and director of NYU’s Creative Writing Program Deborah Landau looks at the world’s problems and asks, “What do we do about this?” While her past works...

Brooklyn Duo Releases Debut EP at Strawberry Fest

Brooklyn-based hip-hop group Bathe has been busy the past few days: not only did it warm up the stage for fellow Brooklynite and friend Triathlon at Strawberry Fest on Friday, but it also released...

‘One Punch Man’ Season 2 Pulls Its Punches for Now

“One Punch Man” was an instant hit with anime fans in 2015, taking the internet by storm with memes and parodies featuring its dopey, bald star. A second season was soon announced, but in...

Vampire Weekend Plays Surprise WSP Set

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, “Father...

Bruno Major Charms in New York City

Bruno Major gained initial fame through the release of his album “A Song For Every Moon,” for which, as the title suggests, he wrote and released one song every month in 2016. Since then,...

‘The Quiet One’ Tells a Rock Star’s Life Story Through His Own Archives

Sitting alone amid piles of cameras, photos, videos and more, Bill Wyman begins to give the audience a trip through the archives he has built across five decades. The former Rolling Stones bassist opened...
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