50 To Follow

Here it is: the 2019 edition of magpie’s 50 To Follow. Like most retrospective lists, it’s intended as a conversation piece. We fully expect you to disagree with our inclusions, and with the (admittedly pretty […]


Bearing witness: Gardens Speak at NYUAD Arts Center

We’re used to seeing the Big Picture: news isn’t news unless it’s accompanied by gunfire and explosions, crowds running and people screaming, buildings shattered and countries devastated. The bigger the better, especially if it’s served […]


Short+Sweet Abu Dhabi: third time around

The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi is hosting the third running of the capital’s version of the Short+Sweet short play festival on 19 and 20 January; and if you’re in the area, you should […]


Maximum music: Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely play NYUAD

Some music engages the mind, asking questions and making you think. Some music strokes your head and heart, soothing and stimulating and making you feel. And some music occupies you completely, requiring your complete and […]