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(On the left side, top to bottom) Fish Night, Beyond the Aquila Rift, Alternate Histories, (The right side, top to bottom), When the Yogurt Took Over, Three Robots, Zima Blue.(Courtesy of Netflix)

‘Love, Death & Robots’ Is Good, Great and Forgettable

By Guru Ramanathan, Arts Editor April 1, 2019

David Fincher helped bring Netflix’s popularity to new heights with the critically acclaimed “House of Cards,” one of the streaming service’s first big hits. He came back with a strong and innovative...

The Broke People Play Festival, made up of original plays by NYU students, gives playwrights a unique chance to develop their scripts through performance. (Courtesy of Broke People Theatre)

Broke People Play Festival Prioritizes Process and Inclusivity

By Julie Goldberg, Staff Writer March 31, 2019

“Mosaics.” “Pansies.” “Depression Flocks to Black Youths Much Like Moths to Flames.” “A Young Adult Novel by Some White Guy.” These are some of the titles of the short plays that will be...

Promotional poster of Don Quixote. (Courtesy of Falco Ink)

‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Is a Lackluster Comedy Adaptation

By Fareid El Gafy, Staff Writer March 31, 2019

Nearly two decades of development hell would defeat most ordinary filmmakers, but Terry Gilliam of Monty Python fame is not deterred so easily. “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” began filming in 2000,...

Activists Marcella Gilbert (Oohenumpa and Ihanktowan Bands of the Lakota and Dakota nations) and Madonna Thunder Hawk (Oohenumpa Lakota, enrolled citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe), in the documentary

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: March 28 to 31

By Alex Cullina, Books & Theater Editor March 28, 2019

Spring has finally sprung, people! This is not a drill! Go outside and do stuff! Steinhardt’s “Opera Now: Three to See” at Provincetown Playhouse, March 28 - 31 Come see Tisch and Steinhardt...

NYU President Andy Hamilton's podcast: Conversations with Andy Hamilton. (via NYU)

The Power Dynamic in Hamilton’s ‘Conversations’ Podcast

By Leah Block, Contributing Writer March 25, 2019

In my left ear is Andrew Hamilton, the president of NYU, a man who made over a million dollars last year and lives in a penthouse apartment on Washington Square. In my right ear is Rubén Blades, Steinhardt’s...

Poster for the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. (via Facebook)

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: March 15 to 17

By Alex Cullina, Books and Theater Editor March 15, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day is this Sunday — if you want to escape the inevitable onslaught of intoxicated revelers this weekend, check out one of these arts and entertainment events. And avoid Fifth Avenue...

Promotional poster for the Netflix series

‘Sex Education’ Should Replace Sex Education

By Claire Fishman, Film & TV Editor February 7, 2019

I am typically quite cautious about seeing television written by adults with the intention of teaching teenagers a lesson. Frankly, after I read the synopsis of “Sex Education,” I wasn’t expecting...

Indie-electronic artist Shamir, who most recently released his album

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events this Weekend: Feb. 1 to 3

By Alex Culina and Nicole Rosenthal January 31, 2019

If Super Bowl Sunday isn’t your speed and Restaurant Week is a little out of your budget, here are a few fun (and affordable!) events to check out this weekend. Dance Yourself Clean at Baby’s All...

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...

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...

A photo of

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: Nov. 2 to Nov. 4

By Ali Zimmerman and Alex Cullina November 1, 2018

It’s that time of the week again, and although Halloween is over, the city still has plenty to offer in the way of fun and entertainment. And even if your budget took a hit over the holiday, there’s...

An image promoting the Halloween Game Expo. (Courtesy of Playcrafting NYC)

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Halloweekend: Oct. 26 to Oct. 31

By Ali Zimmerman and Alex Cullina, Deputy Arts Editor and Books & Theatre Editor October 25, 2018

Halloweekend is upon us, which means come Friday the city streets will be flooded with ghosts and witches, vampires and superheroes, and for the third year in a row, a bunch of Donald Trump impersonators....