Book Club Welcomes East Village Bibliophiles, Coffee-Lovers and Wine-Enthusiasts

This time of year calls for soft sweaters, warm drinks and good books. Imagine sitting at a cozy bookshop, in a soft leather chair, beside a fireplace mantel that flickers with the lights of...

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ is a Lesson in Forgiveness and Healing

How should we deal with anger? Why do we hold onto it instead of attempting forgiveness, hard as forgiveness may be? How can we begin to constructively deal with feelings holding us back? “A...

Staff Recs: Good Music for Studying

“logical” by Shuttle358 Songs with lyrics are a bust for me when it comes to background music for studying. I always feel tempted to turn the volume up so I can hear the vocals better....

Dayglow Uses Music to Express Optimism, Change and Friendship

Looking out a Brooklyn cafe window and watching the morning traffic, indie-pop band founder Dayglow frontman Sloan Struble was taking a day off. Just the night before, he had played to a full house...

Inside J.D. Salinger’s ‘Life in the Rye’

When J.D. Salinger first published “The Catcher in the Rye,” many readers saw themselves in the young and dissatisfied narrator, Holden Caulfield. Some of these readers were harmless, angsty teenagers; others were not so...

‘Funhouse’: A Concert By, for and Featuring Students

On the Smarties-adorned stage inside the SubCulture building on Bleecker Street, in a purple-pink haze of smoke and sweat, stood a small, huddled group. For the combined forces of college-centric streaming hub Quadio and...

Historical Slang Terms That Deserve a Place in Modern Vernacular

Here’s the thing: people said things better in the past. Farting crackers? There is literally no better way to refer to pants. Allow me to narrate for you a scene of a typical Saturday...

Documentary ‘After the Murder of Albert Lima’ Follows a Man Pursuing His Father’s Killer

Truth is stranger than fiction. “After the Murder of Albert Lima” is a documentary about a man named Paul Lima who spends the film seeking justice for his father Albert, who was killed by...

‘An Elephant Sitting Still’ Is a Portrait of Sadness for a Hopeless Generation

Richie Tenenbaum put it best: “Of course it’s dark, it’s a suicide note.” Completed shortly before he took his own life in 2017, “An Elephant Sitting Still” will forever be Hu Bo’s first and...

Aspiring Playwrights, Submit Your Work Here

Playwrights Horizons This acclaimed “writer’s theater” is looking for “idiosyncratic, accomplished, original theatrical voices.” They accept unsolicited full-length manuscripts from anyone in New York City, and like to familiarize themselves with a writer’s style and...

‘Waves’ Verges on Cinematic Sensory Overload

Don’t expect to watch “Waves” like a movie. That’s what it is, technically, but it is precisely “Waves’” technical elements that elevate it beyond all cinematic convention — it is a roller coaster of...

Nirvana’s Immortal ‘Unplugged,’ 25 Years On

No artist has ever done an “MTV Unplugged” set in one take, except one.  Geffen Records recently released a 25th anniversary edition of the legendary Nirvana live album, “MTV Unplugged In New York.” In it,...
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