The Weeks Keep Cool

When veteran indie band The Weeks formed 13 years ago, they were little more than a passion project between high school friends. Now, they’re on a two-month-long, nationwide tour with a healthy cult following,...

Margaret Atwood Discusses “The Testaments” at Town Hall

“Was there ever a better time to drop a book?” Samantha Bee asked the packed auditorium.  On Friday, Sept. 20, Bee hosted “An Evening with Margaret Atwood” at The Town Hall, a historic midtown performance...

Dining With Ploetz: Food For Thought

Written and directed by Richard Ploetz, “Dining With Ploetz” presents three one-act plays tied together by a common theme: food.  A contender for this year’s New York Innovative Theatre Awards, this wacky play tackles more...

‘Corporate Animals’: Unfunny, Uninteresting, Unappealing

"Corporate Animals" is a film without direction or enjoyment. Directed by Patrick Brice, it centers around a mismatched group of coworkers who end up trapped in a New Mexico cave with their sociopathic CEO,...

‘Ad Astra’ Is a Slightly Maddening Delight

Thirty years ago, Roy McBride’s (Brad Pitt) father left Earth to pursue extra-terrestrial life but was lost in the process. When Space Command, the U.S.’s space military branch, is alerted to activity near the...

gutseverywhere Excels at Vulnerable First Concert

Clive Davis junior Cam Franklin, also known by their stage name, gutseverywhere, performed at The Bitter End this past weekend. During their set, Franklin laughed and said, “guts everywhere, literally, right now. Feeling very...

Zadie Smith’s Talents on Full Display in ‘Grand Union’

Zadie Smith released her debut novel, “White Teeth,” to widespread critical acclaim in 1999. Since then, she has published five novels and two essay collections. In “Grand Union,” her latest release, Smith adds 11...

Is Disney Ruining the Circle of 2D Life?

Much like the Italian Renaissance, the Disney Renaissance of the ‘90s brought us many artistic treasures: “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” and  “Hercules,” to name a few. Now, Disney is pushing for another rebirth, remaking...

‘Elite’ Season Two Explores the Secret Lives of Spanish Prep School Students With New...

The cliffhanger in the season one finale of “Elite” left fans with many questions. Namely, how will a show that spent the whole season building up to a murder retain the same level of...

Miranda Sings on Broadway! Colleen Ballinger Wraps Up Broadway Debut in “Waitress”

Earlier this summer, it was announced that “Waitress” on Broadway will have its closing performance on January 5, 2020. This will mark an almost four-year run at the Brooks Atkinson Theater. One reason many say...

“Moles” Shocks, Amuses at Skirball

A group of seven larger-than-life-sized moles took over NYU Skirball last weekend, as Philippe Quesne’s darkly humorous performance of “The Moles” took place last Friday through Saturday. The original show, “Night of the Moles,” premiered...

Former Guggenheim Fellow Reads at Creative Writers House

“I’m a firm believer in embarrassing oneself,'' award-winning poet Brenda Shaughnessy said during an event at the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House last week. The author joined fellow poet and Director of the Creative Writing...
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