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Rotten Tomatoes has made its foray into the movie industry, featuring multiple certified critics and quickly becoming one of the most trusted movie review sites.

How Does Rotten Tomatoes Work? An Analysis of the “Review-Aggregation Website for Film and Television”

Jasmine Chen, Editorial Editor May 27, 2023

Filmmakers often find themselves struggling to satisfy their audience. How often do you find yourself annoyed by the ending of a film or television series? Was it because the ending was too rushed? Why...

Here is an image of Young Toto looking upon the vibrancy of the reels that have been censored by the priest.

The Beauty of Italian Film: Giuseppe Tornatore’s ‘Cinema Paradiso’

Sud Paul, Staff Reporter May 21, 2023

The work of Giuseppe Tornatore, one of Italy’s premier film directors and screenwriters, has been lauded for years. His 1988 film Cinema Paradiso, in particular, has been appraised as amongst the most...

Stefan Zweig ultimately fled to Brazil during the onset of World War II, where he sought refuge from the Holocaust and the horrors of war.

Stories Within Stories: A Profile of the Writer Stefan Zweig

Peter Rooney, Staff Reporter May 21, 2023

On a vessel drifting through the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean, a sailor lies in his hammock, staring at a photograph of a library of old sanctity and extensive record, in which lies a book with its...

Known as a social butterfly, avid intellectual, and superb artist, Frank O’Hara is pictured here in a moment of silent contemplation.

Frank O’Hara’s Path to Poetic Stardom

Katia Anastas, Staff Reporter May 21, 2023

On July 25th, 1966, at the age of 40, Frank O’Hara, an innovative leader of the “New York School” of poets, died after being hit by a dune buggy on New York's Fire Island.  Peter Schjledahl,...

The New York Youth Symphony Orchestra is acknowledged as one of the most successful youth orchestras in the nation, but there’s more to it than just a title.

“It’s More Than A Symphony”: Insight on the Rise of Aspiring Young Musicians in New York City

Shawna Khuu, Reporter May 18, 2023

“It’s more than a symphony,” said Jeffrey Yang ’25. “Would you mind elaborating on that statement a little bit more?” I asked. “It is the motto for the symphony, and it’s the perfect...

Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera has been performed at the Majestic Theater since 1988.

The Phantom’s Final Performance: A Look at Broadway’s ‘Phantom of the Opera’ Production

Lara Adamjee, Staff Reporter May 17, 2023

Elaborately designed costumes, carefully constructed lighting, riveting music, and intricate set designs -- these are only some of the components that make up a musical. The goal is that each of these...

Here is a view of the wooden benches and square aperture of James Turrells Quaker-inspired piece Meeting from 1986.

James Turrell’s Portal Into the Sky

Katelyn Chiao, staff reporter May 17, 2023

Your eyes follow as a silky cloud moves delicately across the ever-blue sky. In the corner, you see an airplane fly past, leaving a faint chemtrail in its wake. A group of people are leaning back on wooden...

Here is Regina Spektor in 2012, photographed for Warner Music Sweden, shortly before the release of her sixth studio album, ‘What We Saw from the Cheap Seats.’ This album debuted on May 29th, 2012 at #3 on the Billboard 300.

A Composer of Her Own Kind: Regina Spektor

Dara King, Staff Reporter May 14, 2023

The piano took center-stage, surrounded by various other amps, boxes, and even a turquoise guitar, all lit up for the special occasion of Regina Spektor's latest tour. It’s hard to miss this Grand Steinway...

Aretha Franklin, often referred to as the “Queen of Soul,” sings at an event honoring gospel music’s influence on American culture at the White House in 2015.

The Story Behind Gospel Music: Tales of Resilience in the Midst of Oppression

Orli Strickman, Staff Reporter May 4, 2023

Aretha Franklin’s powerful voice cuts in as a choir echoes behind her, singing “Oh, oh, Mary” in radiant harmony. As the song crescendos, Franklin sings of biblical tales of Pharaoh and the Red Sea,...

Pedro Pascal has become a fan favorite actor for his exuberant personality and his dedication to acting.

‘The Last of Us’ is a Modern Cinematic Masterpiece. Here’s Why.

Thommy Taing, Staff Writer May 4, 2023

Zombie apocalypses are common themes in entertainment. Whether the theme is in movies, television, or  games, it has become repetitive. However, The Last of Us is unlike any other zombie apocalypse...

Lead actor Adam Scott, who plays the character of Mark, speaks about the show during a Comic-Con convention.

‘Severance,’ Philosophy, and What it Means to Be Human

Monica Reilly, Staff Reporter May 4, 2023

When watching the television series 'Severance,' your first introduction to its world is a woman waking up on top of a table. As she becomes fully aware of her surroundings and begins to panic, she is...

Daniel Craig reprised his role as Benoit Blanc in Glass Onion, following up his fantastic performance in Knives Out.

‘Glass Onion’: Peeling Back the Layers on How to Make a Successful Murder Mystery

Sebastian Rosero-Mayer, Staff Reporter May 4, 2023

A private island off the coast of Greece. A 'tech bro' billionaire with more money than he knows what to do with. And a group of friends who are clinging to his fortune. The result, with some comedy sprinkled...

 Over the course of season three, Grogu utilizes his Jedi training sessions with Luke Skywalker to get out of numerous tough situations. He also becomes more immersed in the Mandalorian clan as he officially becomes Din’s son, Din Grogu in the season three finale.

This Is A Different Way: A Review of ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3

Susan Cohen, Staff Reporter May 4, 2023

On March 1st, 2023, about 1.5 million households tuned in to 'The Mandalorian' season 3 premiere to see Din Djarin and his son Grogu (a.k.a. Baby Yoda) once again. There were many successful aspects of...

From Sailor Moon to Princess Mononoke, Japanese animated entertainment of the ’90s draws in viewers with its blend of appealing styles and intriguing plots.

The Appeal of 90’s Anime

Katherine Han, Staff Reporter May 2, 2023

Dazzling colors, hand-drawn lines, and grainy, distinctive art styles -- as familiar indicators of a signature 1990s anime aesthetic, these visual attributes often also accompany recognizable characters...

The movie poster for ‘Turn Every Page’ shows photos of Caro and Gottlieb imposed over the stacks of paper they’ve pored over together since the 1970s.

In ‘Turn Every Page,’ Two Titans of Industry Offer a Peek Behind the Curtains

Lily Zufall, Staff Reporter May 1, 2023

In the mid 1960s, American journalist Robert Caro set out on a mission. Over the course of the next seven years, he chronicled, in painstaking detail, the career of New York city planner Robert Moses -- his...

Mike Duncan’s New York Times bestselling historical biography provides a wonderfully articulated narrative on the life and trials of The Marquis de Lafayette.

The Marquis de Lafayette: A Resolute Figurehead of Revolution

Rossitsa Mina Petrova, Staff Reporter May 1, 2023

 Few historical figures are as synonymous with the glory and turmoil throughout the Age of Revolutions as the Marquis de Lafayette. His debut into the cataclysm that swept the late 18th and 19th centuries...

Many of Babitzs books capture her favorite feeling of being luxuriously involved in an unsolvable mystery.

Eve Babitz’s Revolutionary Writings

Katia Anastas, Staff Reporter March 14, 2023

In 1963, Eve Babitz wrote to Joseph Heller, the author of 'Catch-22,' in the hopes of finding a publisher for a new novel: “Dear Joseph Heller, I am a 18-year-old blonde on Sunset Boulevard. I am also...

The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published as a novella in Lippincotts Monthly Magazine almost a year after it was commissioned by Stoddart. It was quickly met with outrage from Victorian audiences because of the obvious queer-coding.

An Uncensored Look Into Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’

Faizunnesa Mahzabin, Staff Reporter March 14, 2023

On August 30th, 1899, J. M. Stoddart, editor of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, had dinner with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, T. P Gill, and most notably the infamous Oscar Wilde. He commissioned novellas from...

Pictured is Gustavo Dudamel at the American Film Institute 44th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams at the Dolby Theater on June 9th, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

A New Revival of the Old Era: The New York Philharmonic’s Next Conductor, Gustavo Dudamel

Bianca Quddus, Staff Reporter March 14, 2023

The New York Philharmonic remains as one of the oldest, most remarkable American orchestras. In its two-hundred years of existence, the podium has met the feet of some of the greatest conductors such as...

Gustav Klimt’s 1903 painting Birch Forest was one of the sale’s highlights and was among the plethora of landscape works featured in the collection.

Goodbye Public, Hello Penthouse: The Paul Allen Art Sale Reaches New Heights

Allegra Lief, Staff Reporter March 14, 2023

A small patch of violets in the corner of the frame captures your eye. Amongst the verdant moss and eerie expanse of birch trees, this small rarity stands out against the densely packed forest —...

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