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An illustration of a Black woman in a green shirt and a white woman in a yellow shirt listening to music through wired headphones. The cord of the headphones spells out “Listen to This.”

Listen to this: Metallica covers growl alongside lush pop tunes

Read about the most notable singles this week by Mac DeMarco, Troye Sivan and more.
Sep 16, 2021

This week’s reviews range from covers of Metallica’s “The Black Album” to a slinky Big Thief song about certainty. They discuss Radiohead’s upcoming triple-album release...

“The Underground Railroad,” directed by Academy Award Winner Barry Jenkins, is a historical drama miniseries set in the Antebellum South. As Cora (Thuso Mbedu) travels northbound, this miniseries portrays the atrocity of American slavery while showcasing the power of perseverance. (Photo by Kyle Kaplan, Courtesy of Amazon Studios)

Review: “The Underground Railroad”

“The Underground Railroad” represents Academy Award Winner Barry Jenkins’ latest dramaturgy, an epic mini-series that recounts the horrors of Antebellum America while showcasing the power of perseverance. “The Underground Railroad” is playing at the IFC from July 16 to July 22.
Jul 16, 2021

Academy Award winning director Barry Jenkins is known for his revealing works about the Black experience — “Moonlight” and “If Beale Street Could Talk.” His most recent...

Protagonist Aida works as a translator for the UN during the tragedy of the Bosnian War. Oscar-nominated “Quo Vadis, Aida?” features the horrific story of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. (Image courtesy of NEON Productions)

‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’ review: An unforgettable look at a forgotten part of history

Oscar Nominated “Quo Vadis, Aida?” allows the world to remember a horrific event that has been looked over for decades.
Apr 29, 2021
Oscar-nominated “Quo Vadis, Aida?” urges the world to remember a horrific event that has been overlooked for decades.
Malcolm and Marie stars Zendaya and John David Washington as the couple returns home from a movie premiere. Sam Levinsons new film was filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic and takes place over one night. (Images via Wikimedia Commons, Staff Illustration by Alexandra Chan)

“Malcolm & Marie” is a tedious attempt at exploring politics through art

What drives a filmmaker? What drives an artist? Sam Levinson’s film with Zendaya reflects on these questions and many more over the timeframe of one night.
Apr 2, 2021

There are nights of meaningful discussion that shape the rest of our lives. Sam Levinson’s newest film, “Malcolm & Marie,” starring Zendaya and John David Washington,...

The Criterion Collection is accessible through the streaming service Kanopy, provided through NYU. The Criterion Collection, along with other services accessible through NYU’s Cinema Studies databases, has provided a community composed of both film lovers and scholars. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

How binging the Criterion Collection provided me with purpose during the pandemic

One of our writers reflects on her experience of watching the Criterion Collection during the pandemic.
Mar 17, 2021

Like many people over the past year, I found myself with extra time on my hands. I was tired of scrolling through TikTok and baking absurd loaves of bread. It was at that moment...

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Weekly Radio Roundup: March 5 – March 11

Read about the most notable singles released this week.
Mar 12, 2021

This past week’s releases provided a glimpse into the new sounds and influences trending in the music industry.  From soul music to 1970s glam rock, these tracks gave us an...