Arts & Culture

Archie in Real Life: A Review of Riverdale


If you thought the alternate universe edition of Archie Comics, where he is married to Betty in some and then Veronica in the others were weird, then get ready to be weirded out and oddly comforted at the same time by Riverdale. When I first saw the commercial for the new series, I was upset […]

The Jewish Intern at the Fashion Magazine

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I’m standing in front of one of the tallest buildings in New York City—the Hearst Tower. A twinge of nervousness runs through my body. I look around, glance at Columbus Circle to the North, take a deep breath, count to three and go through the revolving door. It’s my first day as an editorial intern […]

Millenial Passion for Succulents Explained


Around mid- October this year, Trader Joe’s sold little succulents in pumpkin shaped china pots. Naturally, I was enthralled by the cuteness and promptly bought one of the green ones with orange tips. By the checkout, the cashier asked me if I wanted it in the bag or out of the bag, and I answered […]

Sherlock: The Worst Series Finale Ever


Sherlock has had a history of punishing its viewers (excessive wait times between series, only three episodes per series, mind-bending cliff-hangers, uneven episode quality, not actually resolving those mind-bending cliff-hangers), but we’ve all held on, because Sherlock has just been that great. Watching the adventures of self-proclaimed high-functioning sociopathic detective Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and […]

Girl Meets Goodbye

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The beloved Disney Channel show, Girl Meets World, marked the ending of the series with an episode titled “Girl Meets Goodbye.” Tissues were recommended for the inevitable waterworks as fans gathered to watch the end of the show. It was the finale, but no one wanted to say goodbye. When Girl Meets World first aired […]

Lost at Sea: Winter Break with Royal Caribbean

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On January 15th, 2017, five young college students, worn out from the previous semester and desperately seeking refuge and adventure, embarked on a journey known as the Royal Caribbean 5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise. The Navigator of the Seas is the large, trusty steed that was responsible for steering them through the deep waters to […]

A Girl Who Loves Her Island and a Girl Who Loves the Sea: Identity and Belonging in Moana


We can thank Disney for a long line of movies that deal with identity and coming of age. In fact, I’d say that all the best Disney movies do: The Lion King, Pocahontas, Hercules, Mulan, Frozen. But Moana is special, because it focuses on an aspect of growing up that hasn’t gotten the attention it […]

No Need To Say Hi to ‘Oh Hello’


John Mulaney, in my humble opinion, is a genius comedian. His stand-up leaves me on the floor. I have watched his ‘What’s New Pussycat’ routine so many times that I’m pretty sure I can recite it by heart (if you’ve never heard this bit, your life is not complete). He was a writer for Saturday […]

Clue: Behind the Scenes of A Staged Reading


On a dark and stormy evening, six wealthy guests walked into the mansion of an unknown host, never to be the same again. This very story unraveled before the students of Yeshiva University on Thursday night at 9 pm in Furst 501. It was here that the men and women of YCDS performed the staged […]

In Transit: The Show with the Rhythm of New York City


“I heard that this musical is about the subways of New York,” the lady standing in front of me said to her husband. “What makes this musical different than the other ones?” With In Transit, the newest Broadway musical, it’s not just about the “subways of New York.” It’s about the people that take the […]