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A dark room with art on the walls and seats in the middle.

Review: Must-see ‘Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure’ puts Basquiat back in context

Organized and curated by the late artist’s family, “Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure” offers a new perspective on Basquiat’s life and art.
Elle Liu, Contributing Writer May 3, 2022

Who is Jean-Michel Basquiat? Most of the world associates him with the New York arts scene of the early 1980s. Since his untimely death in 1988, his work has catapulted in value...

Picture of Sarah Manguso. She has shoulder-length brown curly hair, red lipstick and is looking directly at the camera with her hand on her chin.

Sarah Manguso explores memory and form in her debut novel, ‘Very Cold People’

In a virtual event hosted by Elizabeth McCracken at Greenlight Books, Manguso discussed her highly anticipated debut novel.
Elle Liu, Contributing Writer Mar 10, 2022

Poet and author Sarah Manguso sat down with “Bowlaway” author Elizabeth McCracken to discuss her new book, "Very Cold People," in a virtual event hosted by Greenlight Bookstore...

Josephine Lieberman: I believe the best way to address fear, hatred, and lack of understanding towards progress in sex and body positivity is by showing female and LGBTQ pleasure and sexuality through the medium of art as a way to normalize otherwise taboo topics and give people the opportunity to have open conversations about such things. (Photo by Josephine Lieberman)

Aneesa Julmice’s colorful surrealist world of food, fashion and feminism

Tisch sophomore challenges sexualization and overconsumption with digital art
Elle Liu, Contributing Writer Dec 10, 2021

Aneesa Julmice stands inside a dimly-lit art gallery on the Lower East Side. Her hair is slicked back in an updo and her graphic blue eyeliner matches her blue dress. She smiles...

Hannah Jadagu, a Steinhardt music business student, performed a one-hour set on Oct. 29 at The Sultan Room in Bushwick. Her rock star-like performance energized and harmonized with the audience. (Photo by Elle Liu)

Hannah Jadagu elevates bedroom pop at her first headline show

The NYU student artist shines at the Sultan Room in Bushwick.
Elle Liu, Contributing Writer Nov 9, 2021

In an all-white outfit, Hannah Jadagu ran on stage. Taking her place behind the mic stand, she strapped her guitar on and greeted the cheering crowd with a smile. The room was...