ARTS ISSUE: Young adult authors devalue genre purpose

ARTS ISSUE: Young adult authors devalue genre purpose

December 5, 2013
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One of the most anticipated films of this year was “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” and it opened to amazing numbers — one of the biggest box office openings of all time. But it’s important to remember this success came from a young adult novel by Suzanne Collins. In the past few years,... Read more »

ARTS ISSUE: YouTube excess creates unique form of celebrity

ARTS ISSUE: YouTube excess creates unique form of celebrity

December 5, 2013
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In 2008, Shane Dawson began posting videos on YouTube. His video blogs or “vlogs” consisted of him speaking straight to the camera, with nothing more than interesting stories and a sharp sense of humor. Dawson was only one of many people who began uploading personal videos after YouTube’s ... Read more »

Internet, YouTube offer slew of talented black female comediennes

Internet, YouTube offer slew of talented black female comediennes

October 23, 2013
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Last week, “Saturday Night Live” performer Kenan Thompson made the mistake of suggesting that the current lack of diversity on “SNL” results from female black performers in the comedy world not being “ready.” Unsurprisingly, Thompson’s comments have received major backlash, and for good ... Read more »

Unique web series provide alternative to traditional TV

Unique web series provide alternative to traditional TV

September 11, 2013
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Over the past year, the Internet has shown itself to be one of the best sources of TV entertainment, an assertion proven especially true with the nine Emmy nominations for Netflix’s “House of Cards.” But beyond paid services like Netflix and Hulu Plus, other online sources will offer some intrigu... Read more »

Celebrity appearances boost TV show ratings

Celebrity appearances boost TV show ratings

April 11, 2013
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While watching the May 14 finale of Fox’s “New Girl,” you may spot a familiar face among the guests at Cece’s wedding. That face belongs to the enormously famous — and often contentious — singer, Taylor Swift. Despite hosting “Saturday Night Live” and having a small part in Garry Marshall... Read more »

Disconnected narratives show dangers of technology

Disconnected narratives show dangers of technology

April 8, 2013
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  “Disconnect” takes every fear-mongering story about technology from the evening news and reveals how much technology influences relationships and daily life. With three loosely connected storylines, the film explores all the different dangers of the Internet and will not leave the au... Read more »

NYU alumnus begins second season of MTV reality show

NYU alumnus begins second season of MTV reality show

March 4, 2013
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  In the first season of MTV’s reality show, “World of Jenks” host and NYU Tisch alumnus Andrew Jenks devoted each hour-long episode to one of 12 interesting individuals. For the show’s second season, Jenks instead opts for a longer narrative arc to better cover its fascinating sub... Read more »

ADEAM Fall/Winter 2013

February 12, 2013
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In an ethereal, glowing setting, New York Fashion Week first-timer Hanako Maeda debuted her forest-inspired fall line. Citing “Into the Woods,” folktales, and works by Gerhard Richter, the young designer stuck with her usual minimalist approach, and the collision of tradition with innovation, but... Read more »

Alice + Olivia Fall/Winter 2013

Alice + Olivia Fall/Winter 2013

February 12, 2013
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  Click the photo for more looks from Alice + Olivia. Well-known for bright, daring designs, Stacey Bendet’s label Alice + Olivia did not disappoint at the winter presentation. Held at the High Line Stages, just a few doors down from the label’s store, the event was as fun as the desi... Read more »

Monika Chiang Fall/Winter 2013

Monika Chiang Fall/Winter 2013

February 8, 2013
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 Click the photo for more looks from Monika Chiang. Inspired by a recurring dream of flying, as well as the fascinating wings of birds, Monika Chiang’s newest collection soars. While her last collection was “more sporty,” as Chiang described, she took a dramatic turn for this season. She al... Read more »

Carlos Miele Spring/Summer 2013

Carlos Miele Spring/Summer 2013

September 10, 2012
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Designer Carlos Miele is known for bringing the bright, upbeat style of his native country of Brazil to the runway, and his spring collection followed in this tradition. Described as a “hallucinatory jungle,” the collection featured a wide variety of animal prints in boisterous colors, complemented... Read more »

Daniella Kallmeyer Spring/Summer 2013

Daniella Kallmeyer  Spring/Summer 2013

September 9, 2012
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Daniella Kallmeyer is known for her edginess and dedication to empowering women through her designs. In the brightly lit Studio 450 overlooking the Hudson River, Daniella Kallmeyer unveiled her spring/summer collection. As No Doubt’s new single “Settle Down” pumped from the speakers, the show beg... Read more »