NYU’s 11th Annual Literary Journal Takes On a Political Agenda

By Julia Fields, Staff Writer   Every year, the NYU Creative Writing Program releases a literary journal entitled West 10th, which showcases student’s poems, prose, and photographs as well as contributions from outside writers. This year, the journal took a more political approach. With the state of the world today, artists of all forms cannot…

Bandsintown Bring Music to the Masses

By Brandi Powell, Contributing Writer   Life in New York City can be hectic enough to miss out on the constant opportunities to see your favorite bands, but Bandsintown has officially changed the concert industry forever.   Bandsintown is an app developed to “connect music fans with the artists they love” easily and efficiently. The…

Movies for Every Sports Fan

  By Bela Kirpalani, Deputy Sports Editor What makes a good sports film? An underdog character, an obstacle and an epic climactic moment that elicit feelings of camaraderie, pride, and love for the sport. From classic legends to quirky tales, these movies have all the ingredients for feel-good motivational stories that are sure to entertain…

‘On Chesil Beach’ Offers New Perspective on Love and Intimacy

  By Zuleyma Sanchez, Staff Writer     The wedding night of two young lovers sets the stage perfectly for fumbling nerves and heartbreaking revelations.   At a seaside hotel in 1960’s England, a pair of virgin newlyweds–played by Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle–play a precarious game of delaying their consummation. Some moments are tender,…

Otherways Showcases Women in Punk

By Nina Donoghue, Staff Writer   On a windy weeknight in March, and the hum of the crowd at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn can be heard from down the street. Tonight is Sluthaven, a female-centric punk show organized by NYU booking collective Otherways, and students have come out in droves to cheer on their femme…

The Infinite Nature of Comics: Some Rambling Last Thoughts on Infinity War

  By Carter Glace, Staff Writer *Spoilers ahead* I have started and restarted this article multiple times, both because it’s likely the last piece I will write for Carter’s Comic Corner and because there’s just so much to say about Avengers: Infinity War. It’s almost perfect the way things lined up; the final article had…

Hump Day Update 5/2/18

By Rachel A.G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome to the final Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news.   “Dancing With the Stars” has premiered…

Mean Girls Are Back: Plastic Savagery on Broadway

  By Annaluz Cabrera, Contributing Writer Tina Fey’s 2004 film Mean Girls has become a rite of passage for many entering the cutthroat experience that can form in the hallways of academic settings. The film, which has a cult following, inspired the Broadway musical which opened on April 8, 2018, following an off-Broadway run in…

Cardi B. “Invasion of Privacy” Review

  By Lauren Craddock, Contributing Writer   Her 15 minutes lasting long as hell, huh? Stripper turned Instagram personality, turned realty star on VH1’s Love & Hip-Hop New York, turned rap sensation. Cardi B is no stranger to uphill success. In a few short years, the 25-year-old rapper from the Bronx has shot up to…

How Marvel Solved It’s Apu Problem

  By Carter Glace, Staff Writer In spite of the reputation around the series now, I still defend The Simpsons. Has the series failed to live up to it’s Golden Years? Yes, but how many shows at all have lived up to that standard? I still feel like it’s last few years have had more…

Hump Day Update 4/25/18

By Rachel A.G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome back to Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news.   To start off with some very sad news,…