Tisch MFA Alum Cenk Ertürk’s Journey to Tribeca

When Turkish immigrant Cenk Ertürk first set foot in the United States, he came with a dream of being a filmmaker despite having no formal education in the craft. Little did he know that...

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: May 3 to 5

The end of the semester — and finals season — is fast approaching. I’m sure many of us could use a little distraction from the stress of studying, so check out one of these...

Popularity, The Displeasing and ‘Game of Thrones’

Few elements of the American experience even approach ubiquity. The internet, thousands of TV channels and cultural polarization have led to a nation of enclaves and isolation, atomization and niche. The select content that...

‘Framing John DeLorean’ Attempts to Capture the Man Behind the Name

When you hear the name DeLorean, what do you think of? “Back to the Future?” The car itself? Cocaine scandals? No matter what image the name conjures, many people have something they associate with...

PUP Gives Exhilarating, Punk-driven Performance at Brooklyn Steel

Canadian punk band PUP played Brooklyn Steel on Friday to a sold-out crowd. The band has embarked on a triumphant tour that sees them headlining larger venues than ever before, as well as teaming...

Noëlle Santos Brings Books Back to the Bronx

After coming across a petition in 2014 to save Barnes & Noble — the lone surviving bookstore in the Bronx — Noëlle Santos knew she had to do something. That Barnes & Noble location...

Grey Art Gallery Pays Tribute to the Art That Came From Stonewall

Commemorating 50 years since the Stonewall riots that helped ignite the modern gay rights movement, NYU’s Grey Art Gallery is now showing “Art After Stonewall: 1969-1989,” which opened with a public reception on April...

Presenting the Youngest Director in Tribeca Film Festival History

For most people, junior year of high school consists of hustling to maintain their GPA, gearing up for college applications, hanging out with friends and dreaming about prom. Phillip Youmans was instead writing a...

‘Scheme Birds’ Is a Scottish Story Long Overdue

“Maggie Thatcher took the steel industry from Scotland and Ireland, gave it to England.”  Twenty-one-year-old Gemma sums up the history of her sleepy Scottish hometown as documentary “Scheme Birds” gets its bearings. She is...

Student-Run Label Produces Alternative Duo’s New Single

Berklee College of Music graduates India Shore and Claire Altendahl became friends over an unexpected string of events. While auditioning for a vocal performance show as a solo musician, Shore put out a request...

Staff Recs: Best Movies to Watch With Parents

These recommendations are for when your mom wants a movie night and you don’t want to waste an hour going through Netflix trying to find something you’ll both like. “The Paper” (1994) Let’s face it — parents...

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: April 26 to 28

Finals are just around the corner, and I know y'all are stressing — use one of these arts and entertainment events to get your mind off of that test stress and enjoy the wonderful...
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