How NYU’s Comedy Scene is Finding Ways to Laugh

They say laughter is the best medicine, and lately it seems like everyone has gotten the memo. People all over the world are turning to social media platforms to share all types of content,...

‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ Pleads for a More Accepting World

Seconds before the clock struck eight, panic filled the family room as my dad struggled to set up the live stream for what would be a revolutionary event: the Saturday Night Passover Seder.  Due to...

Searching For Love and Finding Heartbreak in ‘Tigertail’

“Tigertail” might not be the feel-good movie you’re yearning for right now, but it is perhaps exactly what’s needed. Written and directed by Alan Yang (“Master of None” and “Little America”),The film is about...

Weekly Radio Roundup: April 10 – April 16

In the immortal words of ESG: “Dance!” With social distancing measures being extended throughout the world, the need for levity is imperative. As hysteria by way of isolation kicks in and your bones begin...

Why “Tiger King” Became the Perfect Cultural Phenomenon

Upon logging into Twitter a couple of weeks back and discovering the mass mania surrounding bizarre individuals who horde and collect endangered mammals in the U.S, the only appropriate response I could think of...

Remembering John Prine: Our Poet, Our Friend

The first John Prine song I heard was not technically his. “Clay Pigeons,” revitalized by Prine in his 2005 Grammy-winning album, “Fair and Square,” is originally a Blaze Foley song. But upon hearing it...

Six Comedy Specials to Watch While Social Distancing

20 days ago, I was on an airplane from Paris to Chicago, a result of COVID-19 cutting my four-month study abroad down to six weeks. This is the same story as most college students...

Dancing Through Distress: Tisch Dancers on Remote Learning

Since the university announced that the rest of the semester would be happening remotely due to the COVID-19 outbreak, NYU students have been adapting to new routines to enable them to continue their education....

I Lost Control Over My Life. ‘Animal Crossing’ Gave It Back to Me.

The coronavirus gives me anxiety. I know I’m not alone in that. Specifically, mention of its symptoms and its victims, especially ones I know, sends me into a deep spiral I can’t quite get...

Weekly Radio Roundup: April 3 – April 9

Another week in isolation, another opportunity to explore great music. Here at the Music Desk, we’re celebrating the fact that this is the 10th edition of this column that hopes to bring you solace...

Record Store Day Is Rescheduled. Can It Still Survive?

April is the most glorious month of the year for vinyl junkies, veterans and rookies alike. Unheard live performances, digital album giants and new singles are released in limited numbers in celebration of the...

Dua Lipa’s Pop Escapism Arrived Just in Time

It’s day 17 of quarantine. My family and I are lethargically slumped in our rooms over our respective technological devices. We’re all in our pajamas, despite the fact that it’s 3 p.m. I crawl...
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