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Cats vs. Dogs: The Debate

Ryan Mikel and Emily Conklin Dec 4, 2017

We’re all familiar with debates over this vs. that, from favorite soda brand — Coke or Pepsi? — to the perceived colors of that optically confusing dress. But no feud has...

Social Media, Internships and Everything In Between

Social Media, Internships and Everything In Between

Emily Conklin, Staff Writer Nov 13, 2017

Yes, the rumors are true: social media matters, and your employers are stalking you. Now more than ever, young applicants’ social media accounts are being scrutinized during...

The Tisch Dance Works showcase featured ten original choreographed pieces by students.

Tisch Dance Defies Genre

Emily Conklin, Staff Writer Nov 6, 2017
The Tisch II/III Showcase over the weekend showed off some of NYU's best dancers.
Focused on social activism, Design for America NYU works with communities and their residents to make an impact. DFA NYU strives to incite hope by joining people together in this uncertain time.

A Blueprint for Hope: Design for America NYU

Emily Conklin, Staff Writer Apr 18, 2017
DFA NYU is spreading their positive vibes by fostering an environment of diversity, collaboration and social change.
“Ram’s Head White Hollyhock and Little Hills,” by Georgia O’Keefe. The work is on display at the Brooklyn Museum as part of the “Living Modern” exhibition.

Georgia O’Keeffe – A ‘Modern’ Woman

Emily Conklin, Staff Writer Mar 8, 2017
The Brooklyn Museum's new exhibit shows a side of Georgia O'Keeffe few people past her lifetime have ever seen — her clothing and the way it defined who she was as an artist and a woman.
Raymond Pettibon’s new exhibit at the New Museum speaks about dark social and political events in history as well as the impact they have had on individuals. This particular piece depicts surfers under engulfing waves and  quotes scattered throughout the image.

The Power of Pettibon’s Pen

Emily Conklin, Staff Writer Feb 14, 2017
Raymond Pettibon's new exhibit "A Pen of All Work" takes the fine lines of his pens and charges them to examine the blurred lines of social inequities.
LNAPRK by Jean-Michel Basquiat, on display at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Thoughtful Chaos at the Whitney

Emily Conklin, Staff Writer Feb 1, 2017
The Whitney Museum's latest exhibit takes a look at the 80's without the glamour and idolization of John Hughes films, instead peering at its darker undersides of identity and reality.
Artists from across the globe have contributed their unique artistic perspective to the Sketchbook Project.

Look At Your Art and Touch It, Too

Emily Conklin, Staff Writer Nov 21, 2016
The Brooklyn Art Library's new initiative "The Sketchbook Project" allows visitors to handle the workings of the creative mind in a way few people ever can — by seeing artists' sketchbooks.
“Untitled,” from Eggleston’s The Democratic Forest.

‘Democratic Forest’ Asks What Story We Want

Emily Conklin, Staff Writer Nov 16, 2016
The exaggerated and striking colors of William Eggleston's photographs highlight the false worlds we have come to live in, telling a story some may not want to hear.
The new gallery exhibition Youngverse at Apexart showcase the work that encompasses the idea of inner peace.

‘Youniverse:’ The Slowest Part of New York

Emily Conklin, Staff Writer Nov 11, 2016
Apexart's newest exhibition, "Youniverse," takes the urgency out of New Yorkers' lives and offers a space to appreciate the joyousness of living.
NYU’s Class of 2017 displays its essential artistic nature in this year’s Class Activities Board Senior Showcase at the Kimmel auditorium.

Senior Showcase Features the Best of NYU

Emily Conklin, Staff Writer Oct 31, 2016
The artsier side of NYU was given a moment to shine during the Class Activities Board's senior showcase, highlighting artists from the class of 2017.
“Search Party,” a television series created by two Tisch graduates, highlights its actors’ individuality in the show’s dark comedy.

Searching for Genuine Sentiment

Emily Conklin, Staff Writer Oct 24, 2016
"Search Party," the new television series on TBS co-created by NYU alumni Charles Rogers and Sarah-Violet Bliss, dives deep into both the comedic and the dark aspects of life in New York as a millennial.
Vice displays the harsh reality of the Syrian front line in the war against ISIS, in the Emmy nominated documentary “Fighting ISIS.”

VICE News: Feel Now

Emily Conklin, Contributing Writer Oct 12, 2016
HBO's brand new series Vice News Tonight is working to radically change the way news is reported in our post-digital age.
Also known as Tango, Gao Youjun is an artist of modern-day masterpieces and have an exhibition titled “Dream On” at Chelsea Market.

Cultural Criticism and Croissants

Emily Conklin, Contributing Writer Oct 5, 2016
Visual artist Gao Youjun manages to poke fun at the darker sides of today's culture while still maintaining a lighthearted humor in his exhibit "Dream On" at Chelsea Market.
“Coming to Power: 25 Years of Sexually X-­Plicit Art by Women” featured in The Maccarone Art Gallery showcases 25 years worth of work curated by various female artists.

Feminism Revisited in X-Plicit Art

Emily Conklin, Contributing Writer Sep 19, 2016
Maccarone's new exhibit "Coming to Power: 25 Years of Sexually X-­Plicit Art by Women," revisits a famed feminist collection with 25 years' worth of additions that explores the themes of sexuality within femininity.