Unpopular Opinions: When the Villain Was Right

It’s one of the most fundamental, elemental tropes in storytelling — the good guy vs. the bad guy, light vs. darkness, good vs. evil. The examples are infinite — Harry Potter vs. Voldemort, Luke...

‘The Silence’: A Netflix Algorithm Mishap

Netflix’s “The Silence,” directed by John R. Leonetti and based on the novel of the same name by Tim Lebbon, chronicles the world as attacked by blind, flesh-eating, pterodactyl-like bats called Vesps. The movie...

How a Tisch Junior Ended up Shooting for Chanel

Jason S. Lee likes to say that he’s lucky. After only a year of handling a camera, he won a Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Award at 16. Only a few months later, Lee’s award-winning...

Indie Rockers Now, Now Make a Comeback on Their Own Terms

Riding the tail end of the late ’00s indie-rock revival, Minnesota-based band Now, Now seemed to meet the perfect criteria for success in 2012: a critically acclaimed sophomore album, several international tours and a...

‘When Brooklyn Was Queer’ Uncovers the Borough’s Buried History

What started as a pop-up museum in part-time NYU curator Hugh Ryan’s Bushwick loft eventually transformed into a quest to uncover Brooklyn’s queer history. The pop-up was expected to be a small kick-off event,...

CAS Theater Puts on Its First Shakespeare With ‘The Tempest’

College of Arts and Science Theater is putting on its first Shakespeare production in the 20 years since its inception. The club, which just won a 2019 President’s Service Award, is expanding its horizons...

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: April 19 to 21

With 4/20, Easter and Earth Day all approaching back-to-back, I’m sure everyone’s weekend schedules are packed. But on the off chance you have some free time in the next few days, here are some...

Staff Recs: Best Disney Channel Original Movies

We’ve talked about some of our favorite childhood Disney series, but let’s not forget how one of our favorite channels was churning out classic T.V. movies at this time as well.

Tisch Alum’s Film Shines New Light on Emily Dickinson

Everyone knows the story of the 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson: she was a spinster and a recluse, and she wrote her poems without intending for them to ever be published. “People have been so...

Unpopular Opinion: A24 Films

Over the past few years, indie film studio A24 has taken over the independent movie zeitgeist, and certainly captured the love of the NYU community to the point where everyone is convinced that they...

Second Season of ‘Barry’ Promises a Steady Descent Into Darkness

When the main character isn’t shooting people full of lead, he’s making time to take an acting class and find some friends. It’s an unlikely premise, but Bill Hader and Alec Berg managed to...

‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere Trades Plot for Predictability

The following review contains spoilers of the April 14 episode of ‘‘Game of Thrones.” Sunday night’s “Game of Thrones” episode marked the beginning of the end. The first episode of the final season is undoubtedly...
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