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All content by Madeline Kane
A movie still featuring a close-up profile of a woman looking to her left, with a sliver of sunlight hitting her face. She stands outdoors with a fence in the background.

Review: ‘Nanny’ offers a refreshing take on the worker-immigrant experience

Winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, NYU alum Nikyatu Jusu’s debut feature takes a new approach to portraying the immigrant experience. The film is playing in select theaters and will be made available for streaming on Amazon Prime starting on Dec. 16.
Nov 30, 2022

In American pop culture, the immigrant experience is typically portrayed with shaky camera movements, dull and colorless settings, and people who are physically, emotionally and...

The cover of the book “I’m Glad My Mom Died” is centered in frame. Pink text against a light yellow background reads “I’m Glad My Mom Died.” The author’s name, “Jennette McCurdy,” is pink and outlined in black. At the center of the cover is a portrait of actor Jennette McCurdy, whose hair is tied up into a ponytail. She wears a pink dress and holds a pink urn against a pink background.

Review: ‘I’m Glad My Mom Died’ offers a new take on memoirs

“iCarly” comedian Jennette McCurdy lays everything bare in her debut novel.
Nov 4, 2022

Content warning: This article discusses eating disorders and sexual, physical and emotional abuse. Although broken interpersonal dynamics may be common when it comes to child...

A full crowd of people sit at a movie theater. The screen shows Marilyn Monroe, dressed in a fuschia gown and gloves, gesturing in front of a line of people laying down.

Review: With ‘Blonde,’ Hollywood continues to punish Marilyn Monroe

We should leave Marilyn Monroe alone and finally look at her life in the way she herself lived it.
Oct 14, 2022

Content warning: This article discusses sexual, physical and emotional abuse.   Spoiler warning: This article includes spoilers for ‘Blonde.” Marilyn Monroe is someone...

A colorful eyeball-looking art installation sits in the middle of a gallery surrounded by color patterned drapes.

Review: ‘What A Glory to Be So Euphoric and Weak’ is simply executed but deeply meaningful

A small exhibit featuring colorful creations envelops La MaMa Galleria with layered textiles, chaotic patterns and organic introspection.
Oct 12, 2022

Content warning: This article contains descriptions of body dysmorphia.  Nestled a few blocks away from NYU’s Washington Square campus, La MaMa Galleria displayed an intimate...