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The Upper West Side contains much of what defines NYC culture, from museums to parks or art to delis. (Courtesy of Caleb Stine)

Get a Snapshot of New York City in the Upper West Side

Caleb Stine, Columnist February 1, 2023
So many wonderful parts of New York City fit perfectly into the neighborhood to the west of Central Park. The Upper West Side is a home to charming eateries, iconic museums and a rich community of people.
The new trilogy of songs from the Boygenius trio lives up to their 2018 self-titled EP. (Courtesy of Instagram)

A Preview of Boygenius’ Sophomore Album “The Record”

Amélie Acevedo, Contributing Writer February 1, 2023
The idea for Boygenius stemmed from how women, especially in the music industry, are often pitted against each other. However, the newest collection of songs from the group shows how each musician is better for having worked with the other two.
The treatment of media as a disposable form of entertainment marks the beginning of a terrible reckoning. (Courtesy of Instagram)

The Importance of Media Preservation

Samantha Minear, Features Editor February 1, 2023
Much to the concern of fans of film and television alike, Warner Bros. Discovery swiftly canceled and removed several fan favorites from HBO Max. The cancellations are reminiscent of lost movies that were unable to be saved as a result of the expenses attached. Fans are fearful of the lack of care that goes into preserving their favorite stories.
Noah Baumbachs leap from close-to-home family dramas doesnt quite pay off in his White Noise adaptation. (Courtesy of Instagram)

A More Than Disappointing Adaptation: Noah Baumbach’s “White Noise”

Landis Hall, Contributing Writer February 1, 2023
Noah Baumbach's "White Noise" ventures away from his laughably auto-biographical dramas into a territory that is a mix of dark comedy and mystery. He brings along his two muses, Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig, for the ride, but his directing nor their performances can save the Netflix film.
The AFA museum’s new exhibit questions elitism in 19th-century art. (Courtesy of Instagram)

What is “Primitive” About Self-Taught Art?

Eleanor Smith, Contributing Writer February 1, 2023
On Jan. 27, the American Folk Art Museum hosted a webinar featuring two sessions on self-taught artists. Self-taught artists of the Interwar Period were individualized during the session, instead of being thought of as a monolith. Those in the sessions learned about how their art was displayed and consumed at the time.
“Designing Women” showcases the creativity of female designers. (Courtesy of Instagram)

FIT Showcases Female Designers in “Designing Women”

Julia Chorun, Contributing Writer February 1, 2023
FIT's "Designing Women" exhibit draws connections between the garments of iconic designers and the interiors that inspired them. The exhibit is open through the spring and admission is free.
Brendan Frasers lead performance and Samuel D. Hunters screenplay results in a thankfully compassionate film. (Courtesy of Instagram)

The Whale: “Fatphobic” or Empathetic?

Hannah Bradford, Contributing Writer February 1, 2023
"The Whale" comes from auteur Darren Aronofsky, most known for his psychological horror films "Black Swan" and "Mother." But his new film, starring Brendan Fraser and Sadie Sink, was praised for being "heartbreakingly accurate" and empathetic.
Puss in Boots returns to the silver screen in “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” after his 12 year hiatus. (Courtesy of Twitter)

“Puss in Boots” Sequel Exceeds Expectations

Zoe Karoub, Contributing Writer January 25, 2023
"Puss in Boots: The Last Wish" enamored nostalgic teens and adults for its entire runtime. Critics similarly enjoyed the film, as it opened to rave reviews.
Mac and Cheese is a classic comfort meal for all struggling college kids. (Courtesy of Instagram)

Making Mac and Cheese with Ease

Kari White, Culture Editor January 25, 2023
A classic mac'n'cheese is the first recipe in the College Cuisine column. The column aims to give fellow students simple, cheap meal ideas.
Though not completely disappointing, Chazelle’s “Babylon” falls short of his more acclaimed films. (Courtesy of Twitter)

“Babylon” Doesn’t Quite Hit it Out of the Park

Landis Hall, Contributing Writer January 25, 2023
Though it is engrossing, "Babylon" is messy in the ways it tries to be epic. However, Chazelle's attempt is deserving of a watch, if only for the booming score and Margot Robbie's fiery performance.
The Met held its annual celebration to usher in the Lunar New Year. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Celebrating the Year of the Rabbit at the Met’s Festival

Allison Schneider, Contributing Writer January 25, 2023
The Metropolitan Museum of Art held a series of cultural events in celebration of the Lunar New Year. The activities ranged from musical performances to art demonstrations to pop-up shop promotions. The Met exhibition is open until Feb. 4.
Discworld is a comedic fantasy series with shockingly earnest moments. (Courtesy of Instagram)

Dive into Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld

Michael Sluck, Production Editor January 25, 2023
The 41-book series is not bound by a limiting genre; it is fantastical, comedic and genuinely smart. Many Discworld books can be found in major bookstores and Fordham's Walsh Library.
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