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Tisch’s new photography exhibit, cit.i.zen.ship explores the limits and meanings of citizenship.
(Photo by Alina Patrick)

Citizenship, From Phonetics to Photos

Tisch’s new photography exhibit, cit.i.zen.ship, features works from almost 100 different artists exploring the limits and meanings of citizenship in a time when heads of government are calling for nationalism and more traditional views on outsiders.
November 20, 2018

The idea of citizens and citizenships weighs heavy on Americans’ minds as we navigate uncertainty around these ideas. Photographers explore this idea of citizenship and its suppression...

Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody (Courtesy of 20th Century Fox)

Queen as Told Through Fake Teeth, Haircuts and Cats

November 6, 2018

The new Queen biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” promised to rock you and rock it did. Viewers get an in-depth look at Freddie Mercury’s personal life, as well as the highs and...

Promotional photo for Tisch New Theaters Next to Normal. (Courtesy of Tisch New Theater)

Student Cast of ‘Next to Normal’ Juggles Music and Mental Illness

October 25, 2018

Tisch New Theatre premiered its new production of “Next to Normal” last Tuesday at the SoHo Playhouse. The four-time Tony-winning musical follows Diana Goodman, who struggles...

A poster for the Karl Marx Festival. (via facebook.com)

Marx Festival: “P-Project” Tests Capitalism Through Audience Immersion

October 19, 2018

Would you fake having sex on stage for $250? Your reasoning should lie in Karl Marx’s theories of capitalism. As part of the Karl Marx Festival at the Skirball Center for...

A still from the recently released Spider-Man video game for PS4.

Why We Should Care about Spider-Man Now More than Ever

October 4, 2018
As Spider-Man reemerges on the forefront of the Marvel universe, his role as an awkward teenager makes him more relevant and inspiring than ever.
Captain Marvel portrayed as a woman.

Captain Marvel Pioneers New Wave of Female Heroes

The upcoming installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a step toward a more diverse and inclusive film industry.
October 3, 2018
The upcoming installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a step toward a more diverse and inclusive film industry.
Ariana Grande on the cover of her fourth studio album.

Sounds of ‘Sweetener’

September 17, 2018
Ariana Grande's new album "Sweetener" is a remarkable addition to her discography that shares meaningful and empowering music.
MAI (Movement Art Is) is an organization that uses movement artistry to inspire and change the world while elevating the artistic, educational, and social impact of dance. MAI was co-founded by Jon Boogz and Lil Buck.

Love (and Dance) Heals all Wounds at Skirball

April 17, 2018
Skirball Center for Performing Arts hosted “Love Heals All Wounds” –– an expressive dance performance from the group Movement Art Is that highlighted current social issues
Book cover for NYU graduate Ian Mark’s debut novel “Love from Amanda to Zoey.”

WSN Alumnus Alphabetizes Life and Love at NYU

March 5, 2018
Ian Mark captures every students’ feelings of loneliness by writing from experience. He lived it and now he shares his story in new book "Love from Amanda to Zoey."
A display for “Narrative and Counter-Narrative: (Re)defining the 1960’s,” an exhibit in the Mamdouha Gallery in Bobst, running through through May 16. The exhibit features artifacts from revolutions that occurred on the NYU campus throughout the ‘60s.

Bobst Exhibits History of Political Activism at NYU

February 26, 2018
“Narrative and Counternarrative: (Re)defining the 1960’s” displays stories, photographs and mementos from the various revolutions that occurred right on NYU's campus throughout the ‘60s.
“What to Do When Jane Knows DICK about Dating: If He Wants You, You Will Know It,” details a traditional approach to dating in the modern day.

Dick and Jane are All Grown Up

February 2, 2018
Author Laura J. Wellington recently released a satirical, self-help book all about the elementaries of dating.
The photo depicts Marsha P. Johnson, an African-American gay liberation activist, handing out flyers in support of queer students at NYU outside of Weinstein Residence Hall in 1970.

Hey Mama, Welcome (Back) to the ’60s

January 30, 2018
You say you want a revolution? Well, the counterculture movement is back, alive and well in Gottesman Exhibition Hall. Tensions surrounding race, politics and sex are captured through various mediums of art exclusively at the New York Public Library.
On Dec. 9, the Gowanus Ballroom will be hosting a student-run immersive art exhibit, aimed at exploring the effects of social media on society, titled “Live Stream Fever Dream”.

Social Media Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

December 4, 2017
This Saturday, Hidden Currencies will be presenting an immersive art experience dealing with social media's effect on society.
NYU Tisch Dance held a Master Performance Workshop in the Jack Crystal Theatre, including 5 works created collaboratively by undergraduate and graduate students.

Tisch Dance ‘Masters’ Elegance

November 20, 2017
NYU Tisch School of the Arts hosted their Master's Performance Workshop, as a showcase of the Dance Master BFA program's class of 2018.
The College of Arts and Science Theatre presented “Forbidden NYU” Friday night, where performers sang classic Broadway hits, but with lyrics to fit all things NYU.

‘Forbidden NYU’ Turns 18

November 13, 2017
Forbidden NYU celebrated its 18th year with a "Barely Legal" edition, containing spoofs of many famous musicals tailored to the school's most common problems.
The new off-Broadway show “This One’s for the Girls”, is performed by four women who transform into female heroines from the past 100 years like Princess Diana and Malala Yousafzai. Catch the show every Friday and Saturday at St. Luke’s Theatre.

The Future Is Female, So Is the Past

October 30, 2017
"This One's For the Girls" is a new off-Broadway musical telling the story of one woman's life through some of the most iconic female pop hits of all time.
The Front Bottoms were performing at Starland Ballroom on Oct. 21. They are currently on a national tour promoting their new album “Going Grey.”

The Front Bottoms Light Up the Stage in Their Home State

October 24, 2017
At the Starland Ballroom on Saturday, alternative band The Front Bottoms brought their signature fiery energy and left the crowd brimming with excitement.
The new art exhibit by NYU students Nathan Freeman, Monilola Olayemi Ilupeju and Aley Saparoff discusses the innocence of childhood memories with larger themes between sexuality and gender. “Tuck Me In” is running until Oct. 9 at NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions at 34 Stuyvesant St.

Three NYU Artists Redefine Childhood With ‘Tuck Me In’

October 2, 2017
"Tuck Me In" showcases three NYU students' artistic representations of the innocence of childhood.
Snow Xue Gao S/S 2018

Snow Xue Gao S/S 2018

September 9, 2017

Snow Xue Gao pulls inspiration from her previous collections in her Spring/Summer 2018 presentation. Her style means business, with various blazer jackets and tweed trousers....