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Meyers, who hosts “Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC,” made his stand-up comedy debut in a special which premiered Nov. 5 on Netflix. Meyers joked about the challenges of fatherhood and recounted the memorable delivery stories of his two sons. The show provides a humanizing and vulnerable look at Meyers outside of his talk show persona.

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‘Lobby Baby’ Netflix special reveals Seth Meyers’ vulnerability

November 20, 2019 0 comments

On Nov. 5, late-night talk-show host Seth Meyers released his Netflix special “Lobby Baby,” which marked his stand-up comedy debut.

Rapper Earl Sweatshirt’s new seven-track EP “Feet of Clay” explores the death of his girlfriend, grandmother and father.

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Earl Sweatshirt’s ‘Feet of Clay’ lands with concision, eccentricity

November 14, 2019 0 comments

Through an exploration of the subconscious and a confrontation of grief, rapper Earl Sweatshirt reveals more of himself than ever before in “Feet of Clay” — an album only 15 minutes long.

FKA twigs, a cross-genre English singer-songwriter, released her second album “MAGDALENE” Nov. 8.

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FKA twigs’ second album ties personal suffering to religion

November 14, 2019 0 comments

In her second studio-length album “MAGDALENE,” cross-genre artist FKA twigs employs her emotion-laced voice as a medium for self-reflection, dancing between genuine emotion and cliched heartbreak.

"Parasite," Bong Joon-Ho’s award-winning film about class conflict in South Korea, is currently playing at Avon Cinema.

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‘Parasite’ stuns viewers with class commentary

November 14, 2019 0 comments

The South Korean film “Parasite” has continued to shock audiences across the globe ever since it won the Palme d’Or award at the May 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

The play “Dry Swallow,” written by Lucas Baisch MFA’20 and directed by Brooklyn-based Bengali director Shayok Misha Chowdhury, is set in three separate worlds.

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Play ‘Dry Swallow’ explores role of drugs, violence in parallel worlds

November 12, 2019 0 comments

This past weekend, Sock & Buskin produced the play “Dry Swallow,” a gritty interrogation of the relationship between drugs, class, violence and art.

In their second studio album of the year, guitarist and lead vocalist Adrienne Lenker underscores themes of physical movement and spirituality.

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Big Thief’s new album invokes earthliness

November 7, 2019 0 comments

On Oct. 11, indie outfit Big Thief released their second studio album of the year, “Two Hands,” which they described as the “earth twin” of their critically acclaimed, celestial album “U.F.O.F.”

In “The Politician,” high schooler Payton Hobart strives to become class president in hopes of getting into Harvard and one day becoming president of the United States.

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Netflix’s ‘The Politician’ glosses over complex, intricate social issues

October 31, 2019 0 comments

Using cynicism splashed with bouts of humor, Ryan Murphy ambitiously takes on a swath of social issues in his newest project, “The Politician,” but this ambition ultimately leads to the show’s downfall.

In a sharp turn toward the gospel genre, Kanye West embarks on an exploration of spiritual humility in his ninth studio album, eliciting a divided reaction from fans and critics alike.

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Kanye West turns to Christianity in ‘Jesus is King’ album

October 31, 2019 0 comments

On Oct. 25, fans all around the world breathed a collective sigh of relief when Kanye West finally dropped his album “Jesus is King,” more than a year after its original release date.

“Modern Love” attempts to focus on the tribulations and joys of various New Yorkers’ experiences with love in modern-day society. The star-studded cast includes Tina Fey, Anne Hathaway and Dev Patel.

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Comedy-drama series ‘Modern Love’ falls flat

October 28, 2019 0 comments

Based on the popular New York Times weekly column of the same name, “Modern Love” was released Oct. 18 on Amazon Prime Video, boasting the faces of Tina Fey, Anne Hathaway and Dev Patel. The column Modern Love began in 2004 and continues to feature personal sagas of love, empathy and intimacy in all forms.

bülow sings edgy, glamorous pop

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bülow sings edgy, glamorous pop

October 24, 2019 0 comments

Rising pop singer Megan Bülow, who is known by the stage name bülow, delighted fans with the Oct. 4 release of her five-track EP “The Contender.”