Fyre Festival Scam Continues

Fyre Festival, the brainchild of practiced millennial manipulator Billy McFarland, was a 2017 ultra-luxe music festival in the Bahamas imagined to appeal to the basest desires of that much-maligned generation with celebrities, alcohol and...

Recasting Rosie the Riveter

Portraits of women in power poses woo passersby at the intersection of LaGuardia Place and West Third Street, courtesy of artists Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock. Their exhibit “Rosie Won the War” in the...

Best Movies to Watch While Sick

When you’re feeling sick, there are a couple things you can do to take care of yourself: rest up, take some vitamins or watch a good movie. Films can conjure up feelings of wonder,...

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events this Weekend: Feb. 8 to 10

Rather not spend this unseasonably warm weather stuck inside but in a bit of a budget crunch? Here are six fun ways to spend your weekend without breaking the bank. Phantom of the Opera with...

‘Sex Education’ Should Replace Sex Education

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 much. A British...

Super Bowl Halftime Show Sacrifices Ambition for Safety

With all the controversy that surrounded the selection of musical acts for the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show, it became clear very early on that the number one priority would be to remain as...

Unpopular Opinions: Super Bowl Commercials

The Super Bowl is one of the most watched TV broadcasts every year, but there is more than one reason hordes of fans tune in to watch teams lose to the Patriots year after...

The Wait for Vampire Weekend’s New Music Is Over

New York-based alternative rock band Vampire Weekend released two teasing singles as a double A-side on Jan. 24. Both tracks are set to appear on their upcoming album “Father of the Bride,” coming out...

‘The Wild Pear Tree’: A Rumination on the Millennial Condition

Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s newest film, “The Wild Pear Tree,” follows the post-college encounters of an aspiring writer, Sinan, after he returns home hoping to gather enough money to publish his first novel. The film...

Terrance Hayes Talks Trump, Teaching at NYU

Terrance Hayes, the acclaimed poet and NYU Creative Writing professor, came to NYU’s Lillian Vernon Creative Writing House on Thursday for a discussion and reading of some of his recent work.  In her introduction, Deborah...

‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ Attempts to Push Satire Through Horror

Dan Gilroy’s “Velvet Buzzsaw” provides a gory, fantastical look into the contemporary art world that shoots for the stars but, unfortunately, still doesn’t make it to the moon. Although the horror film attempts to...

Clive Davis’ Harry Teardrop and James Ivy Bring Lo-Fi to the Lower East Side

NYU Clive Davis sophomores Harry Teardrop and James Ivy opened for headliner Billy Lemos Friday night at Mercury Lounge, playing to a room packed with fans and friends.  James Ivy, whose real name  is James...
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