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Joey Hung, Editor-at-Large

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Emma Gage standing on a themed pink picnic table.

Melke combines playful wearability with crafty sustainability

Got Melke?
Sep 19, 2022

Melke, named after the way Midwesterners pronounce “milk,” was founded in 2020 by Minneapolis native Emma Gage. Gage is a two-time winner of the Kate Spade and Company...

A yellow bag, rolling papers, an orange lighter, a dollar bill, and a small green grinder on top of a red bag.

Ranked: Quintessential NYU experiences

Because they do exist!
May 2, 2022

Our Managing Editor did not believe we could make a list of quintessential NYU experiences  — he’s a philosophy bro. We’ll leave it for you to decide. 11. Listening to...

(Photo by Camille Harvell)

Better than the average NYFW show, Rubin & Chapelle lowkey popped off

Modern but not boring? A shockingly pleasant surprise!
Feb 14, 2022

Rubin & Chapelle’s new store — also the location for its New York Fashion Week showroom — opened a month ago at 964 Madison Ave. in the Upper East Side. Founded in 1997...

(Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Ranked: NYU meme pages

Don’t let your memes be dreams <3
Dec 6, 2021

We have to admit, the NYU meme page offerings are lackluster. Maybe NYU students are too self-conscious about their image to say the out-of-pocket things that make less cringeworthy...

Launched in New York City, Bloc Collective is a new brand of canned cocktails Their packaging has QR codes that link consumers to local events. However, the cost of the cocktails may make them inaccessible for college students. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Bloc Collective is cool, but it’s not the next White Claw

The new canned cocktail brand connects consumers to events in their cities through QR codes on the cans. However, Bloc Collective’s impressive taste is likely too pricey for college consumers.
Dec 3, 2021

If you follow our work, you know that we appreciate a good hard seltzer. Bloc Collective is an enthusiastic new kid on the block that delivers quality canned cocktails and a list...

Welcome to Alex and Joeys K-pop burn book. Feel free to disagree but we stand by our opinions. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

K-pop burn book: November edition

All hail MILF idol groups — T-ARA made a comeback after a 4-year hiatus.
Nov 30, 2021

Welcome back to the K-pop burn book! Neither Alex nor Joey went to see aespa at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — Joey was in California and Alex just didn’t feel like...

(Staff Photo by Julian Hammond Santander)

Gallatin prof Julian Cornell on ’70s and ’80s punk, feuding with rockers, depressive aesthetics

Nov 24, 2021

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  I was born in 1966, so the first time I ever went to a club I was 13 — that would have been ’79. I was familiar...

(Staff Photo by Ryan Walker)

Model and NYU student Jaylen Taylor on the East Village in the 2010s and 2020s, creating personal aesthetics

Nov 24, 2021

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  When I was younger, I would spend hours listening to 98.7 FM in Mississippi and they would play the stuff from the...

Professor Misha Danilin singing with his band M.D. and The Healers. (Image courtesy of Misha Danilin)

NYU lecturer Misha Danilin on ’90s and 2000s concert culture, his own bands and the importance of shopping for music

Nov 24, 2021

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  I wasn’t in a band when I lived in the Soviet Union. I mean, I was 18 and wanted to be in a band, but it just hadn’t...

Welcome to Alex and Joeys K-pop burn book. Feel free to disagree but we stand by our opinions. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

K-pop burn book: idol group names

Do you ever look at a K-pop idol group name and wonder what focus group they tested it on?
Nov 19, 2021

It’s the return of the Burn Book variety show, but we’re not creepy. This time, we’re taking you through some of the most bonkers acronyms of K-pop groups and offering our...

Welcome to Alex and Joeys K-pop burn book. Feel free to disagree but we stand by our opinions. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

K-pop burn book: Types of K-pop stans

Stanning is a modern art form. It was inevitable that someone was going to get around to critiquing you.
Nov 10, 2021

You thought we only reviewed comebacks? Joke’s on you! K-pop burn book is back with a surprise mid-month edition to roast the way you stan. All of these targeted attacks are...

(Staff Photo by Ryan Walker)

Ranked: Hard seltzers

Because there’s more out there than White Claw.
Nov 8, 2021

We're basically seltzer sommeliers now. Our sports editor hunted down all of these seltzers for us (so shoutout to him), and we did the fun part. They were all roughly the same...

Welcome to Alex and Joeys K-pop burn book. Feel free to disagree but we stand by our opinions. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

K-pop burn book: October edition

“Oh my gosh, don’t you know I’m a savage?” No, Winter, you probably can’t break anyone into pieces.
Nov 2, 2021

Welcome back to the K-pop burn book — by fans, for fans! The first K-pop song both Joey and Alex listened to was Wonder Girls’ “Nobody.” The choreography for “Fire”...

(Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Ranked: NYU Returns’ COVID emails

Ranked by entertainment value, not usefulness.
Oct 25, 2021

Let’s be honest, who reads NYU Returns’ COVID-19 emails anymore? They’ve been flooding our inboxes since January 2021, blurring together and recapping the same information...

Crying just makes you all the more cinematic when you sit on one of these. (Staff Photo by Sirui Wu)

Ranked: Places to cry in NYC

No, this isn’t a cry for help (yet), but thanks for your concern!
Oct 18, 2021

It’s that time of year, babes. Whether midterm season is stressing you out or the changing weather is taking its toll on your mental health, now is the time to let those feelings...

Welcome to Alex and Joeys K-pop burn book. Feel free to disagree but we stand by our opinions. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

K-pop burn book: September edition

LALISA was tragic. We would tell you to form your own opinions, but we know you will agree with us. 
Oct 1, 2021

Welcome to the first edition of the K-pop burn book! Joey and Alex are bona fide fans who want to take advantage of every opportunity to write about K-pop the way Billboard won’t....

Skincare is grossly underrated. This six-step routine is affordable and simple to integrate into your routine. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Joey’s skincare routine for sensitive bitches

By “bitches,” I mean your skin.
Sep 24, 2021

Dry skin, eczema, rosacea everywhere on the body — I’ve got it all. Check out my simple six-step skincare routine featuring affordable products to integrate into your daily...

The Washington Mews Language Houses are located between Fifth Avenue and University Place. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Ranked: NYU classroom buildings

Being classist toward classes.
Sep 16, 2021

We all forgot what in-person classes were like, right? The eye contact, the small talk… the classrooms. Oh, how we missed the sluggish elevators, congested hallways and incessant...

(Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Imperial Legacy brings I ❤️ NY gift shop to NYFW

Imperial Legacy showcased two new collections at NYFW, but neither impressed.
Sep 15, 2021

  It was giving Dixie Cups. Desigual. Fifth grade “About Me” collage. Imperial Legacy, founded by brother and sister Marcus and Faith Smith in 2008, presented two...

The Union Square Trader Joe’s is one of eight locations in Manhattan. In this Ranked series, we reveal how this Trader Joe’s stacks up against the others and which reigns supreme. (Staff Photo by Ryan Kawahara)

We ranked every Manhattan Trader Joe’s so you don’t have to

We’re putting in the work, so you don’t have to, starting with groceries. All the Trader Joe’s in Manhattan ranked from best to worst.
Sep 8, 2021

For the first installment of our Ranked series, we decided to tackle a subject near and dear to our hearts: Trader Joe’s. Across the board, we’re big fans; Sabrina even has...

Cluckstein is the new replacement for Chick-fil-A in the Upstein Food Court. Cluckstein serves its version of chicken tenders, nuggets, sandwiches, and waffle fries, with additional vegan options. (Staff Photo by Joey Hung)

Cluck or duck: Is Cluckstein worth it?

After the end of the spring 2021 semester, NYU introduced Chick-fil-A’s evil twin sister: Cluckstein.
Sep 3, 2021

Rest in peace — and long live — Chick-fil-A. During the 2020-21 school year, NYU formally requested its vendor Chartwells to discontinue their license with Chick-fil-A due...

Washington Square Park is the center of both NYU and the surrounding Greenwich Village neighborhood. There is a certain culture of etiquette that new students should abide by when out in New York City. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

The culture editors’ guide to on-campus etiquette

From the L Train to L Train Vintage, we’ve got you covered.
Aug 30, 2021

Hello, NYU students! Congratulations to those of you who are new here, and welcome back to our returning students. We recognize that some of you have never stepped foot on campus...

Poster for Be Natural. (Courtesy of Zeitgeist Films)

The Secret Origins of the First Female Filmmaker

The new documentary tells the true story of Alice Guy-Blaché’s fascinating legacy and how she helped transformed Hollywood into what it is today.
Mar 27, 2019

In her 2018 documentary “Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché,” director and producer Pamela B. Green aims to revive the life of the first female filmmaker, Alice...

The poster for the new Netflix documentary Shirkers. (Courtesy of Midnight Oil Productions)

Documentary ‘Shirkers’ Blends Mystery and Emotion

Her passion project was stolen. 20 years later, Sandi Tan tells us her story.
Oct 31, 2018

In 1992, Singaporean filmmaker Sandi Tan directed her first film with her mentor Georges Cardona. Suddenly, Cardona disappeared, taking Tan’s prized work with him. Her film reappeared...

Poster for the movie The Predator.”

‘Predator’ Died on Arrival

Sep 17, 2018
"The Predator" reboots offers plenty of action, but characters fall flat