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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

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All content by Ferris Elaraby
Five men stand in front of a background of city lights. They are wearing dark-colored shirts and are looking straight into the camera.

‘Meet Me in the Bathroom’ is a love letter to rock, New York City and the early 2000s

The documentary premiered at the IFC Center on Nov. 3 and will be available to stream on Showtime on Nov. 29.
Ferris Elaraby, Contributing Writer November 29, 2022

New York City has been home to some of the most influential bands of the 20th century, including The Velvet Underground, The Ramones and Blondie. At the turn of the 21st century,...

A still from the video game Return to Monkey Island depicts a locksmith wearing a pair of black goggles, standing behind the counter of a workshop. The workshop is decorated with various keys.

Review: ‘Return to Monkey Island’ is a nostalgic pirate adventure game

The latest revamp in the “Monkey Island” series recovers the glory of the patient point-and-click. “Return to Monkey Island” is available on Nintendo Switch, macOS and Windows.
Ferris Elaraby, Contributing Writer October 21, 2022

Point-and-click video games were particularly popular in the ‘90s. As the name suggests, players point and click on different elements of the games’ environments in order to...

Actress Saoirse Ronan wears a police officer uniform and actor Sam Rockwell wears a suit, coat and hat as they both stand on the street in a scene from the film “See How They Run.”

Review: ‘See How They Run’ is a film that falters under its self-induced pressures

Starring Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan, the comedic murder mystery film is now playing in select theaters.
Ferris Elaraby, Contributing Writer October 18, 2022

The murder mystery genre is a fairly cemented staple of literature, theater and film; this is in no small part due to Agatha Christie’s seminal works such as “Murder on the...

An illustration of the fairytale character Pinocchio, with a long nose, and and the character Jiminy Cricket, a cricket, sitting on his arm.

Review: ‘Pinocchio’ on Disney+ is a new low for live-action remakes

Disney’s “Pinocchio” is yet another lifeless live-action remake of a classic animated film.
Ferris Elaraby, Contributing Writer October 5, 2022

Riding on the success of its first feature film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves,” Disney released “Pinocchio” in 1940. Now a highly respected and revered staple of animation...

Markella Kavenagh who plays Elanor ‘Nori’ Brandyfoot, Sara Zwangobani who plays Marigold Brandyfoot, Dylan Smith who plays Largo Brandyfoot and Megan Richards who plays Poppy Proudfellow pose in front of a forest background.

Review: ‘The Rings of Power’ premiere shows promise, despite a shaky start

Now available to stream on Amazon Prime, “The Lord of the Rings” prequel series will explore the creation of the One Ring.
Ferris Elaraby, Contributing Writer September 19, 2022

Spoiler warning: This article may include spoilers for “The Rings of Power.” If Amazon’s newly released TV show “The Rings of Power” aims to break the mold of Peter...