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Collage of four illustrated books: on the top left is an illustration of a blue book with a deer jumping over shrubs drawn in black. The cover says “YOU ARE HERE” in white, “POETRY IN THE NATURAL WORLD” in orange and “EDITED AND INTRODUCED BY ADA LIMON” in black and white. On the top right there’s an illustration of a green book with several white chairs on it and the words “EMMA” and “JANE AUSTEN” written in white. On the bottom left there is an illustration of a book cover with a woman sitting in a garden of flowers overlooking the water. The cover says “THE ENCHANTED APRIL” in white and “VINTAGE VON ARNIM” in brown and white. On the bottom right there’s an illustration of a white book cover with a blue contorted body on it in a black box. On the cover, “MATISSE”, “VOLKMAR ESSERS” and “TASCHEN” are written in white.

Start your spring right with these 4 books

It’s time to get excited about the weather warming up.
Marisa Sandoval and Alexa Donovan April 11, 2024

There’s nothing more exciting than the first day the weather is warm enough to head to the park, bask in the sun and finally get lost in a good book. It’s important to pick...

A framed illustration from the exhibition of two peacocks in a field.

Review: ‘The Art of the Literary Poster’ exposes the history behind the evolution of creative marketing

On view until June 11, The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s latest exhibition explores visual storytelling in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Marisa Sandoval, Contributing Writer April 9, 2024

Centered in luscious vines, an ancient half-man, half-goat Greek god cups the face of a mystical woman. Mesmerized, they stare into each other's eyes in Will H. Bradley’s 1894...

A painting with clothes hanging on a clothesline against an orange sky/background and a toilet on the right. On the bottom are the words “llevo mi destino cosido al cuerpo luego lo lavo.”

‘Magali Lara: Interior Landscapes’ exhibits the work of one of Mexico’s most prolific female artists

The spring exhibition is currently on display at NYU's Institute of Fine Arts through the rest of the semester.
Marisa Sandoval, Contributing Writer March 26, 2024

In a windowless lecture hall, a solitary canvas painted with shades of yellows, pungent blues and deep reds draws the gaze of visitors. Mexican artist Magali Lara’s 1984 acrylic...

The interior of an art gallery. On the wall closest to the viewer, there is a framed lace bra and a painted portrait of a woman.

Review: ‘Herstory’ is the perfect exhibition to see this Women’s History Month

Artists examine perception, traditional stereotypes and feminine power through gendered art at the Viridian Artists Inc.

Throughout history, a woman’s place in society has often been tethered to men. With the prerogative of redirecting this pattern, the “Herstory” exhibition at the Viridian...

An arched purple neon light above a collection of black and white photos and a pink shelf.

Review: The Met’s ‘Don’t Forget To Call Your Mother’ captures the essence of family

The museum’s multimedia exhibition integrates photography, home videos and watercolors to explore idealized memories and relationships.
Marisa Sandoval, Contributing Writer February 27, 2024

Italian visual artist Maurizio Cattelan's photograph “Don’t Forget to Call Your Mother” depicts an ill-lit bar that displays a red neon sign reading the photo’s title....

A collage of four books: at the upper left is Lauren’s Elkin’s “Flâneuse” placed on a light green background, at the upper right is Toshikazu Kawaguchi’s “Before the Coffee Gets Cold” placed on a dark red background, at the lower left is Mieko Kawasaki’s “Breasts and Eggs” placed on a brown background, on the lower right is Annie Ernaux’s “Exteriors” placed on a dark green background.

Books beyond Bobst: 2 Japanese novels, a book of journal entries and more

Books beyond Bobst is a book-rec column highlighting what NYU students are reading now, outside of their classes. If you’re in need of a new read, look no further.

“Breasts and Eggs” by Mieko Kawakami — Alexa Donovan, Deputy Arts Editor At first, I felt silly reading a book called “Breasts and Eggs” on a crowded subway —...

An illustration with a dark gray background shows a couple drawn onto the pages of a book. They are back to back against different landscapes — a woman wearing a purple sweater and jeans is shown against a New York City landscape at night, and a man wearing an orange shirt and jeans with red shoes is shown against a college town. The book is torn down the middle.

Does Distance Make the Heart Grow Fonder?

Loving an ex from a distance is not only possible, but can also teach you about yourself.
Marisa Sandoval, Contributing Writer February 26, 2023

A black blazer jacket and a brown paper box with the text “AMAZON” written on it lay against a light blue background.

Online shopping diminishes the high-fashion experience

Is it really luxury if you can buy a loofah and a Louis bag in one click?
Marisa Sandoval, Contributing Writer November 14, 2022

Whether you’re buying blue light glasses or cleaning supplies, the internet is the one-stop shop for convenience. Online retailers like Net-a-Porter, Amazon, and even couture...

The interior of a pastry shop with a wooden bar. A pastry display case is next to the bar.

Pâtisserie Fouet: The sweetest escape in Greenwich Village

This French-Japanese patisserie is the perfect intimate hideaway for dessert lovers.
Marisa Sandoval, Contributing Writer October 26, 2022

Whether it’s for refuge from a rainy day or an afternoon date or a post-dinner treat, I am always on the hunt for a hidden dessert gem. In a city of hustle and bustle, it can...

A purple uniform patch with the logo of the NYU Department of Public Safety on the shoulder of a Public Safety Officer.

Opinion: NYU needs to better respond to crime

The university should educate students on how they can keep themselves safe in the city.
Marisa Sandoval, Contributing Writer September 9, 2022

On the first day of school, I was greeted with the blaring sounds of sirens flying through the East Village. Remembering the recent spike in gun violence across the city, I felt...