Behind the Script of Tisch’s ‘Medusa’

“Medusa,” a new musical presented by Tisch Drama’s New Studio on Broadway, sheds light on how long humans have been grappling with assault at the hands of men in power. Based on the ancient...

Fanning Brings Depth to the Flossy Sugar High of ‘Teen Spirit’

It’s no secret that Elle Fanning is a captivating presence on screen. In “Teen Spirit,” an indie take on a Cinderella story, she proves to possess not only serious acting chops but an ethereal...

Earl Sweatshirt ‘Fires Up’ Irving Plaza

Thebe Kgositsile, better known as Earl Sweatshirt, returned to New York City Saturday to put on an unforgettable sold-out show at Irving Plaza, his first concert in the city in almost two years. Though...

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: April 4 to 7

Midterms are done with, and finals are still a ways away — or so I’d like to think. Why not enjoy the mid-semester lull — and the beautiful weather — by checking out one of...

Staff Recs: Best Albums for Spring

Springtime is here, and with it comes the Arts Desk’s seasonal music recommendations so you know all the gems that you should be listening to once you get tired of listening to the new...

Nashville’s Nightly Embraces the Lower East Side With Upbeat Alt-Pop

Fans carried both school backpacks and office briefcases into the Mercury Lounge on Houston Street last Wednesday in anticipation of Nightly’s early show. It was the first time the group was headlining in New...

‘Love, Death & Robots’ Is Good, Great and Forgettable

David Fincher helped bring Netflix’s popularity to new heights with the critically acclaimed “House of Cards,” one of the streaming service’s first big hits. He came back with a strong and innovative season one...

Broke People Play Festival Prioritizes Process and Inclusivity

“Mosaics.” “Pansies.” “Depression Flocks to Black Youths Much Like Moths to Flames.” “A Young Adult Novel by Some White Guy.” These are some of the titles of the short plays that will be showcased...

Indie Rock Group Boyscott Wants to Conquer Brooklyn

Indie rock minimalist group Boyscott played to a crowded room in Ridgewood, Queens March 24 in what was their most “intimidating” set yet. In fact, band members flew in their parents and friends from...

‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Is a Lackluster Comedy Adaptation

Nearly two decades of development hell would defeat most ordinary filmmakers, but Terry Gilliam of Monty Python fame is not deterred so easily. “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” began filming in 2000, but...

‘Hail Satan?’ Depicts a Religious Villain as an Icon of Rebellion

The title card of Penny Lane’s documentary on the Satanic Temple “Hail Satan?” waits a beat before presenting the question mark, and these opening seconds set an inquisitive tone for the rest of the...

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: March 28 to 31

Spring has finally sprung, people! This is not a drill! Go outside and do stuff! Steinhardt’s “Opera Now: Three to See” at Provincetown Playhouse, March 28 - 31 Come see Tisch and Steinhardt faculty and students...
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