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Tim Blake Nelson as the titular character in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. (Courtesy of Cinetic Media)

Coen Brothers’ Latest Is a Hit-or-Miss Wild West Anthology

Netflix’s “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” is another Oscar hopeful for the streaming service.
Nov 16, 2018

Those who love the lawless, gun-slinging, John Wayne-esque style of the Wild West will be pleased to know there’s a new Western film on the horizon. To be accurate, six. The...

Tisch New Theatre students performing Next to Normal.

Backstage at Tisch’s ‘Next to Normal’

Oct 22, 2018

When people think of student-run theater productions, their minds may jump to small-scale shows with minimalist set designs. However, for Tisch New Theatre's student-run production...

Once Upon A Rhyme runs through Oct. 6 at the Abe Burrows Theater.

Tisch Raps up Financial Crisis

Oct 1, 2018
NYU Tisch stages a production of "Once Upon a Rhyme," complete with outstanding student performances and a captivating energy.
Skirball Center introduced Stage Pass earlier this year.

Stage Pass Tempts Just 0.1% of Students

NYU Skirball unveiled their Stage Pass, which allows students to see every Skirball show for a discounted price, but how many students actually use it?
Sep 24, 2018
NYU Skirball unveiled their Stage Pass, which allows students to see every Skirball show for a discounted price, but how many students actually use it?
“Bobby Kennedy for President explores the life of the New York Senator Robert Kennedy before his tragic assassination in 1968.

Tribeca 2018: ‘Bobby Kennedy for President:’ A Glossy Tribute

Apr 30, 2018
The Netflix docuseries “Bobby Kennedy for President" explores the life of the New York Senator before his tragic assassination in 1968.
A moment from the V.4 Dance Festival, performed at Skirball this past weekend.

European Dance Highlighted at Skirball

Apr 23, 2018
The “V.4 Dance Festival” featured bold contemporary dancers from all across Central Europe at NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts this past weekend.
Isabella Rossellini by Richard Avedon, 1982.

Chickens and Evolution Come to the New York Public Library

Apr 5, 2018
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? This was one of the topics discussed during the event “Chickens & Eggs,” held at the New York Public Library on April 3 and hosted by Isabella Rossellini and Menno Schilthuizen.
An ensemble of comedians performed in The Roast of Vegetables on March 25 at Union Hall in Brooklyn.

The Roast of Vegetables Serves Up Fresh Produce Puns

Apr 2, 2018
Vegetables: some people love them, most people hate them. This past Sunday, a rat pack of comedians roasted vegetables at Union Hall, where they lobbied insults and jabs at the produce.
“I’ll be Gone in the Dark, is the new book by the late Michelle McNamara. The story is centered around the Golden State Killer who was a serial rapist and killer in California from the late 70s to the late 80s.

Michelle McNamara Searches for Killer in New Book

Mar 2, 2018
Comedian Patton Oswalt remembers wife Michelle McNamara and her final book “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” at talk at the New York Public Library.
Poster for Toe Pick, an entirely transcribed play by Zachary Grady.

‘Toe Pick’ Skates into Audiences’ Hearts

Feb 27, 2018
2018 is shaping up to be Tonya Harding’s year. The infamous story of the 1994 attack on Nancy Kerrigan has now come to Dixon Place in “Toe Pick.”
NYU Alumni Sterling K. Brown (MFA, ‘01) and Susan Kelechi Watson (Tisch, ’03) took this years SAG awards for Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series and for Best Television Ensemble.

SAG Awards Sidestep the Big Issues

Jan 23, 2018
Hot on the heels of the 2018 Golden Globe Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards continued the discussion on gender equality and sexual harassment. The night was filled with touching tributes, awards for NYU alumnus and commentary that failed to address current problems in Hollywood.
Matthew Morocco’s new exhibition “Complicit” is now on display in the gallery in Gallatin and features his unapologetic photographs of men.

‘Complicit’ Captivates With Intimate Photographs

Nov 13, 2017
Matthew Morocco's "Complicit" at Gallatin Galleries is a jarring and beautiful look at the human experience.
Top 10 SNL Political Sketches

Top 10 SNL Political Sketches

Oct 5, 2017
Staff Writer Lily Dolin shares her personal Top 10 political sketches from "Saturday Night Live."
“In Search of Dinozord”, by Faustin Linyekula, tells the story of harsh realities and fake hope during the political upheaval in Congo. The play was performed at NYU Skirball on Sept. 22 and 23.

‘In Search of Dinozord’ Tells The Story Of Dreams

Sep 28, 2017
Review of "In Search of Dinozord" Performance at the Skirball Center.
HBO’s “The Deuce” shows the grittier side of New York City with James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

HBO’s ‘The Deuce’ Has Grit

Sep 11, 2017
HBO's new original series "The Deuce," focuses on New York in the 1970s, and the emergence of mainstream pornography films.
The New York Times has launched The Daily 360, creating a 360 degree camera shot each day to add a new media angle to journalism.

The Future of News Is 360

Nov 14, 2016
As the New York Times' initiative The Daily 360 gains traction in its quest to create one 360-degree video each day, the growing implications of its effect on journalism have become more and more visible.
NPR’s Modern Love podcast came to The Town Hall for a comic one night live performance on October 20th.

The Many Faces of ‘Modern Love’

Oct 25, 2016
A live recording of NPR's renowned podcast "Modern Love" proved to be as thought-provoking and entertaining as the podcast itself, with the additional splendor of seeing the show live.
Issa Rae’s new HBO comedy “Insecure” features two women protagonists as they power through their late 20’s struggles.

‘Insecure’ Off to a Confident Start

Oct 11, 2016
HBO's new comedy "Insecure" is the bluntly comedic look into life as an ambitious late-20's black woman.
The Ultimate Debate: Netflix or Cable TV?

The Ultimate Debate: Netflix or Cable TV?

Sep 29, 2016
Why watch cable when you could watch Netflix?
Jordan Carlos is a comedian known for his reoccurring role on the Colbert Report and is a writer for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.

Unconventional ‘I’ll Leave You With This’ Has Audience Off-Guard and in Hysterics

Sep 28, 2016
In his quirky, unique comedy show at Union Hall, Jordan Carlos hosted a lineup of comedians whose initiative was to perform their closing skit first. The result: total hilarity.
This past Wednesday, the sixth season of American Horror Story   was revealed to be “My Roanoke Nightmare.”

‘American Horror Story’ Keeps Fans Guessing

Sep 19, 2016
After months of confusing teasers for the theme of American Horror Story's sixth season, the first episode is released under the theme "My Roanoke Nightmare," filmed in a documentary style.
On Saturday, Amanda Xeller performed her solo sketch comedy show Pegasus

“Pegasus” Brings Humor in Strange Skits

Sep 13, 2016
Amanda Xeller's stand-up comedy show "Pegasus" finds its hit-and-miss humor in her strangely unique skits.

New York Exhibits With a Digital Twist

Apr 6, 2016
Different New York exhibits provide audiences with exciting and unique ways to experience art.
The UniverSoul Circus is currently set up in the Bronx through the end of May and is full of tricks and feats fit for all ages.

UniverSoul Circus Makes You a Kid Again

Apr 4, 2016
The UniverSoul Circus has come to the Bronx, complete with all the classic circus acts — including trapeze artists, magicians and clowns.
The Catch, Shonda Rhimes newest television show premiered March 24th on ABC.

ABC Drops the Ball on ‘The Catch’

Mar 30, 2016
"The Catch", the new ABC show from Shonda Rhimes follows a private investigator (Mireille Enos) who becomes the victim of a con by her ex-fiance (Peter Krause).

NYU comedy troupe Comic Sans performed at UCB East’s School Drools.

Bust a Gut at Comic Sans’ UCB Show

Feb 29, 2016
NYU sketch group Comic Sans brought the laughs to the School Drools event at UCB.
A modern classic, Clueless is one of many options to watch on Netflix this Valentines Day.

What to Watch on Valentine’s Day, Depending on Your Relationship Status

Feb 11, 2016
Netflix recommendations to keep you occupied this Valentine's Day.
The local arts community gathered on Friday evening at The BogArt in Bushwick to welcome Art Guerra’s newly exhibited colorful mixed media paintings.

Guerra Gallery in Brooklyn Plays with Science to Make Trippy Paintings

Feb 10, 2016
The new exhibit at BogArt in Bushwick shows Art Guerra's style of layering beads, rubber, and foil on the canvas.
The Discovery of King Tut runs until May 1, 2016, at Premier Exhibitions at 417 Fifth Ave and is a collection of replicas of the tomb.

Archaeological wonders of King Tut’s tomb recreated for exhibit

Dec 8, 2015
"The Discovery of King Tut" takes viewers through a first-hand account of the discovery of the boy king's tomb.
“Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition” runs through January 2016 at Premiere Exhibitions at 417 Fifth Ave and features memorabilia from the show.

This place has everything: SNL memorabilia, history and Stefon

Oct 29, 2015
Walk through a week of production at SNL, sit on Wayne's couch and stand on the legendary Studio 8H stage at "SNL: The Exhibition."
Global Fashion Capitals exhibit at FIT explores the history of the established fashion capitals and the emergence of new prominent fashion cities.

Panel at FIT discusses fashion, Instagram

Oct 13, 2015
Explore the Instagram chapter of fashion history in "Global Fashion Capitals," on view at the Museum at FIT.
Melencolia I by Albrecht Dürer is one of many pieces among the galleries 1.5 million prints.

‘Drawing’ through history at Met

Oct 5, 2015
"Drawings and Prints" opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, featuring artwork from Western Europe and America from the 15th century to the present.