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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

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All content by Bradley Alsop
The Salesman opened in New York on Friday the 27th of January.

Nominated for an Oscar, Banned from Ceremony

Bradley Alsop, Staff Writer January 30, 2017
With the advent of President Trump's executive order halting arrivals of people from several Muslim-majority countries, Oscar-nominated director Asghar Farhadi is refusing to attend the Oscars ceremony, despite his film "The Salesman" being nominated for an award.
Bleed For This tells the story of VInny Paz, a boxer whose story could become a film classic with Raging Bull and Rocky.

Fighting the Good Fight

Bradley Alsop, Staff Writer November 14, 2016
What could have been a tired trope was made into a riveting, personal look into the world of boxing in Ben Younger's latest film, "Bleed For This."
Joseph Gorden Levitt stars in Oliver Stone’s new feature film “Snowden” based on the story of Edward Snowden, former employee of the CIA.

‘Snowden’ Sparks Privacy Debate

Bradley Alsop, Staff Writer September 19, 2016
In the new biopic about Edward Snowden, director Oliver Stone leads a chilling inquiry into the concept of privacy in America.
“Dough” follows the life of Nat as his bakery and drug dealing cross paths.

‘Dough:’ Baked in Two Ways

Bradley Alsop, Staff Writer April 25, 2016
"Dough" tells the story of a baker whose failing business is reinvigorated when his new hire starts putting marijuana in the dough.

Criticism in the Age of Twitter

Bradley Alsop, Staff Writer April 7, 2016
Twitter has allowed for the expansion of criticism, providing a platform for new voices to express their ideas and for debates to occur that would otherwise never be published.
Jean Marc Vallee’s film Demolition follows the story of Davis Mitchell, portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal, as he goes through an existential crisis.

Deconstructing the Psyche in ‘Demolition’

Bradley Alsop, Staff Writer April 4, 2016
"Demolition", starring Jake Gyllenhaal, tells the story of an investment banker who loses his wife in a car crash.
Gored: A Love Story is a documentary about the worlds most gored bullfighter, Antonio Barrera.

‘Gored: A Love Story’ Proselytizes Allure of Bullfighting

Bradley Alsop, Staff Writer March 9, 2016
"Gored: A Love Story" is an intriguing documentary about Antonio Barrera, a bullfighter who has been gored 23 times.
Aileen Wuornos is one of the serial killers featured on the SundanceNow Doc Club’s collection of documentary films titled “True Crime”.

TV True Crime is All the Rage

Bradley Alsop, Staff Writer February 17, 2016
True crime films and shows like "The Jinx" and "Making a Murderer" are growing in popularity but the ethics of their creation are in dispute.
NYU Volleyball stuggled against SUNY at Coles Sports Center.

Volleyball disappoints in city rivalry

Bradley Alsop, Contributing Writer February 9, 2015
NYU Men's Volleyball suffered a tough 3-0 loss to city rival SUNY New Paltz on Thursday.

Men’s volleyball sweeps Hunter College

Bradley Alsop, Contributing Writer February 4, 2015
The NYU men's volleyball team bounced back in resounding fashion, a 3-0 sweep of Hunter, after losing at Vassar College last week.

For seniors who swim, final meet bittersweet

Bradley Alsop, Contributing Writer January 29, 2015
This past weekend, NYU honored the members of its swimming and diving team who have made it to their final semester in the pool as a Violet.

Recap of sports over winter break

Bradley Alsop, Contributing Writer January 26, 2015
A recap of the action in the NYU sports world over break.

Struggles of dwarfism explored in film

Bradley Alsop, Contributing Writer October 2, 2014
"The Little Tin Man" is a quirky and beautiful story about overcoming difference

New drama on ABC is work in progress

Bradley Alsop, Contributing Writer September 24, 2014
The fresh premise of "Forever" is ultimately undone by the clichés of the procedural format