‘An American Marriage’ and a Distinctly American Writer

Acclaimed novelist Tayari Jones visited the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House to discuss her new book "An American Marriage" and her writing process.

Cooper Revitalizes a Star in ‘A Star Is Born’

Lady Gaga received career-worst reviews for her role in "Machete Kills." Now, she is receiving acclaim for her performance in the Bradley Cooper-helmed fifth revival of "A Star Is Born."

A Midwest Tale to the Rhythms of Bob Dylan

The enchanting Midwest is the stage and the musical stylings of Bob Dylan ring throughout this idyllic tale. Whether it be on the radio or a parent reminiscing about their past, Dylan’s music swoons...

Staff Recs: Hollywood Movie Musicals

We gather here today to celebrate the life, death and rebirth of the Hollywood musical. For a prolonged period of time, the once-supreme genre was unseen in theaters across the country and abroad. Superhero...
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A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: Oct. 5 to Oct. 8

It’s finally almost the weekend, and not just any weekend, but a long one. Whether you call it Fall Break, Columbus Day or Indigenous People’s Day, the city has a slew of affordable arts...

Why We Should Care about Spider-Man Now More than Ever

You are soaring through the air, covered head-to-toe in red and blue spandex gleaming in the sunlight. While free-falling you extend your hand and webs shoot out of your wrists, attaching to the side...

Should We Ignore the Mess Behind the Music?

There’s a certain dread that comes with seeing the name of a famous musician trending on social media. As the private lives and personal views of these artists become more transparent, the public has...

Captain Marvel Pioneers New Wave of Female Heroes

Spoilers ahead! At the end of “Avengers: Infinity War,” fans left theaters feeling dejected and hopeless after seeing their favorite heroes dissipate before their eyes. But the film’s post-credits scene offered a light of...

Tisch Alum Makes Her Debut With Hidden Gem ‘All About Nina’

Though she has garnered critical acclaim in cult classics such as “Scott Pilgrim vs The World” and “10 Cloverfield Lane,” actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead has never entered mainstream popularity. In her new film “All...

Unpopular Opinions: Film & TV Protagonists

When it comes to central characters in film and TV, viewers can quickly develop deep, unshakable convictions. Everyone hates Joffrey. Everyone loves Daenerys. But what if you think that Daenerys’s superior attitude is kind...

11 Months and One Daunting Task — The Quirky Story of This Arthouse Wannabe

Jonathan and Elan Bogarín’s grandmother, Annette Ontell, a former fashion designer and a self-diagnosed packrat, left behind decades worth of bits and bobs in her outwardly ordinary house in Newark. The siblings gave themselves...

Jaboukie Young-White Lights up Kimmel With Laughter

The 10th floor of the Kimmel Center for University Life was aglow with laughter Thursday night as student-performers and Jaboukie Young-White hit the stage to do stand-up in front of hundreds of students and...
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