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Culture

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New York City welcomes the Year of the Dragon

The city’s Chinese community celebrates the two-week-long Lunar New Year through colorful festivities.
Lianna O'Grady, Staff Photographer Feb 23, 2024

A person in a blue face mask and black apron is styling a client’s hair who is wearing a black barber’s cape and a black face mask. Hair equipment lines the tabletop in front of them.

The 4 best hair salons for a gender-affirming haircut

Gone are the days of questionable comments and upsetting ‘dos.
Marbella Ramirez Arrazola, Contributing Writer Feb 23, 2024

Hairstyles have evolved throughout the years to cater to gender identity and expression, and often, haircuts carry a story. For LGBTQ+ people, finding the perfect stylist is imperative...

The exterior of a marketplace where two neon light signs that say “ESSEX MARKET” are placed above the entrance.

Savor global flavors at these 5 vibrant food markets

Ditch your mundane dining routine and explore the vibrant tapestry of New York City’s public food markets.
Ashley Simons, Contributing Writer Feb 23, 2024

If you are tired of instant ramen and Lipton cookies, these marketplaces might be your answer. These bustling markets host diverse vendors who offer a variety of savory and sweet...

Two mannequins in front of a wall that says “ANNA WINTOUR COSTUME CENTER” and “WOMEN DRESSING WOMEN.” One mannequin wears a white dress and one wears a black dress.

Review: The Met’s ‘Women Dressing Women’ is a feminist approach to analyzing fashion history

The Costume Institute’s fall 2023 exhibition honors the legacy of women working in fashion from 1900 through today.
Alexa Donovan, Deputy Arts Editor Feb 22, 2024

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Corona Plaza, the melting pot of Latin American street food, returns to Queens

Boasting both local bites and global delights, Corona Plaza’s famed street vendors are back following an extended hiatus. Here are my top five picks for the most authentic Latin American eats.
Carina Christo, Contributing Writer Feb 22, 2024

Against the backdrop of cumbia music playing over a speaker, kids running around with Silly String, old men playing dominoes and the influx of visitors from the nighttime rush,...

Two people walk down the runway. One wears a quilt patchwork dress and the other wears a striped colorblocked dress.

IMPACT’s annual show champions sustainability but lacks organization

The nonprofit runway show featured nine designers and their debut fashion lines are rooted in sustainability and environmental advocacy.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor Feb 22, 2024

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‘Desert + Coast’ is a vivid showcase of women’s contributions to Aboriginal culture

This exhibition represents the contemporary art practices of senior Indigenous Australian women painters and their connection to autonomy, culture and homeland. It is on view until Feb. 24.
Leila Anderson, Contributing Writer Feb 21, 2024

The collective art exhibition “Desert + Coast: Seven Elder Aboriginal Painters” displays and challenges women’s contributions to Indigenous art. The paintings depict Aboriginal...

A pale green building with flowers has the restaurant name “DANTE” on it. There are white chairs and tables outside.

Cocktail chronicles: A guide to West Village bars and nightclubs for every day of the week

Was this just an excuse for us to go to the West Village and drink? Maybe.
Leila Anderson and Liz Lindain Feb 21, 2024

Many NYU students typically enjoy exploring the bar scene in the East Village and the Lower East Side, but bar hopping around the West Village is equally intoxicating. Known for...

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Frederick Anderson creates a mélange of blues, grunge and rock and roll

For his Fall/Winter 2024 collection, designer Frederick Anderson fuses country and grunge styles as an ode to American music.
Sara Sharma, Deputy Culture Editor Feb 16, 2024

A group of models in different red, white and black outfits pose in front of a white backdrop.

Bishme Cromartie blends streetwear and avant-garde design

From “Project Runway” to New York Fashion Week, Cromartie makes waves with his signature aesthetic: “street garde.”
Shiphrah Moses, Identity & Equity Editor Feb 15, 2024

The interior of a ramen shop, with tables and an open kitchen. A person stands in the kitchen cooking.

Noodle nirvana: Ramen shops near campus you can’t miss

From your standard chashu, noodles and broth to deconstructive twists, here are some local ramen shops that deserve your attention.
Aidan Levin, Contributing Writer Feb 15, 2024

As we’re in the midst of winter, nothing warms the soul like a steaming bowl of mouthwatering noodles, rich broth and succulent slabs of pork belly. The ramen craze has been...

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Review: ‘On Selfhood: Young Lesbians within the Margins’ creates an archive of lesbians today

The exhibition, created by NYU alum Olivia Newsome and co-curated by two recent NYU graduates, is showing at The Center through May 26.
Adrita Talukder, Contributing Writer Feb 14, 2024

Currently on view at The Center, a historic community center for LGBTQ+ New Yorkers, “On Selfhood: Young Lesbians Within the Margins” is an exhibition expanding the scope of...

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