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For the Modernist: If you’re not one for huge and demanding museum exhibitions that fill room after room with weighty art, head over to the Guggenheim and see the ongoing “Kandinsky 1911-1913” show, which features only five finished works by the influential Russian painter. The rest of the exhibition consists of two paintings by his [...]
Put away your pencils and textbooks. With the school year winding down, you’re going to find yourself with a bit more time. For the movie buff in you, here are some recommendations that range from happy-go-lucky summer films to number-related sci-fi and to even some cult classics. Clueless (1995) Loosely based on Jane Austen’s “Emma,” [...]
To decide on a single coherent impression of “Una Noche,” Lucy Molloy’s debut film, is quite the challenge. Under the guise of a coming-of-age story, the film tackles the reality of life in Cuba in a very human way, pairing anguish and frustration with teenage pining in a world seldom seen by American eyes. [...]
We live in an age of relative female emancipation—the days of the 1950s housewife, or the 1910s non-voter, are long gone. However, our culture still wears a tight leash. Sex, America’s favorite three-letter word, takes its toll regardless of how far we’ve come. “Sexy Baby” is Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus’s attempt to take stock [...]
Odd Future, or Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, as they are more formally known, is perhaps one of the more unusual rap collectives to emerge in recent years. Many would be quick to draw comparisons to the infamous Wu Tang Clan, but Odd Future is a whole other animal: angry and aggressive, the [...]
Take a blind man and let him into a band closet. Have him randomly pick instruments, give those to a few charming Brooklyn boys with silky hairdos and 5’ o clock shadows, and send the ensemble off to chilly Alaska. While the origin tale of Red Eye Loveboat may seem like a hoax, their music [...]
Post-rock has become a kind of dirty word among “connoisseurs” of indie music. While bands like Sigur Ros and Explosions in The Sky come to mind, it also carries the unfortunate weight of a genre doomed to be written off as background music. Given the lush reverb-laden sound of the musical style—with instruments used to [...]
**Disclaimer: This article is a work of fiction. All quotes are libel and slander.** Though Stuyvesant’s annual Big Sib Little Sib Dance had been intended to be a “fun, innocent occasion for Stuyvesant freshmen and their Big Sibs to get to know each other,” this year’s dance, held on Friday, September 16, degraded into a chaotic and sinful debacle from which the Stuyvesant community [...]
Consider the interactivity of the world we live in—one that is populated by as many forms of technology as there are people who use them. Everywhere we go, we touch this screen, push that button, surf the web, send our emails. But, despite how often we use our devices, we seem to overlook the elegance [...]
It’s 2 a.m. and you have found yourself on vibrant MacDougal Street, shuffling your feet in the shadows of neon lights and bar awnings—the West Village is just waking up. You pass a faded sign; you can barely make out the letters, but the rich smells draw you in. The ethnic music and the robust [...]