Julie Goldberg, Books & Theater Editor
All content by Julie Goldberg
While it seems intuitive that actors and filmmakers from the same school would collaborate, the Tisch departments often leave students out to dry.
December 2, 2019
The Arts Desk collects the perfect chill tunes for a serious study session.
November 22, 2019
Tisch professor William Electric Black’s new play, “The Whites,” is controversial and loaded. But what should audiences take away from it?
November 15, 2019
In her latest book, Carmen Maria Machado depicts her experience of domestic abuse in an enthralling subversion of the memoir genre.
November 4, 2019
In this Kafkaesque play set in a DMV, Cat Miller explores the way racism and xenophobia manifest in subtle but insidious ways.
October 31, 2019
As the Dublin City Council calls for the repatriation of Joyce’s remains, debate continues over the writer’s legacy and relationship to his homeland.
October 28, 2019
Scrambling to put together a last-minute Halloween costume? The Arts Desk has you covered with these costumes based on characters from some of our favorite movies.
October 25, 2019
WSN talked to a number of Tisch students about a new phone case that helps to keep theater-goers engaged. While some praise the device’s merits, others see it as a pardoning of personal responsibility.
October 22, 2019
The Chinese artist discusses the absurdities of the modern world, how ITP expanded her horizons, and why she’s inspired by bureaucracy.
October 14, 2019
Rachel Sennott discusses her time at Tisch and her upcoming projects.
October 14, 2019
In an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s play “The Seagull,” Aaron Posner’s “Stupid F-cking Bird” entertains while breaking convention and examining the role of theater in the world today.
October 7, 2019
In her first short-story collection, award-winning author and NYU Professor Zadie Smith crosses genres and perspectives to meditate on the trials, absurdities and unexpected joys of the modern world.
September 23, 2019
Students on the English major’s creative writing track point out the program’s strengths and offer suggestions on how it could up its game.
September 16, 2019
Need to sound like you know about movies? Here are a few of our go-tos.
September 12, 2019
The Arts Desk weighs in on some underrated hotties in the entertainment industry.
September 10, 2019
Seminal short fiction writer and Olympic swimmer-turned-memoirist joined host Darin Strauss at The Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House for a reading of their recent work, finding connection in their shared fixation with water and unconventional styles.
September 9, 2019
As rent hikes and Amazon pose a continuous threat to the city’s independent bookstores, small business owners tune into community interests and re-define what a bookstore can be.
September 3, 2019
Showcasing the experimental works of artists from across the globe, as well as introducing a pre-show ‘book club,’ Skirball is as weird and wonderful as ever.
August 24, 2019
In this low-budget indie film, shot over a span of 10 days in Brooklyn, an unlikely pair forms a tender, albeit unconventional, friendship.
May 7, 2019
The director of NYU’s Creative Writing Program reflects on terrorism, climate change and political turmoil in her new book “Soft Targets.”
May 5, 2019
Tackling Shakespeare for the first time, College of Arts and Science Theater works through difficult language to breathe new life into a classic work.
April 22, 2019
In Barbara’s Kahn’s dark comedy, an eclectic group of ghosts who call the St. Denis building home must team up with a young lesbian couple to find new dwellings to haunt before the historic building is demolished.
April 15, 2019
Though it sometimes defers to tired tropes and supplanting aesthetic luster for psychic nuance, Max Minghella’s “Teen Spirit” offers a stylized Cinderella story that is undeniably contagious.
April 8, 2019
Placing writers at the forefront of the process, Broke People Theatre takes new and exciting work out of the classroom and onto the stage.
March 31, 2019
This one-act play by playwright and director Kathleen K. Johnson explores the ways in which relationships cement themselves in physical space.
March 8, 2019
Steinhardt Educational Theatre’s illuminating production — about the radium poisoning of young female factory workers in the early 20th century — tackles endlessly relevant themes like labor rights, corporate corruption and female rage.
March 4, 2019
If you’re looking for an alternative to Nicholas Sparks this February, here are some novels and short story collections that recognize love as the strange and idiosyncratic thing it is.
February 13, 2019
The Netflix film premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and reunites “Nightcrawler” team Dan Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo.
February 4, 2019
Rachel Fadem, Features Editor • May 17, 2022
Disability rights activist Judith Heumann will speak about the importance of political action and advocacy during a combined graduation ceremony for the classes of 2020 and 2021 on May 18.