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2015 film, “Mustang” follows five orphaned sisters living in Turkey dealing with the strict rule of their extended family members.

‘Mustang’ confronts horror of gender oppression in Turkey

Ryan Matera, Contributing Writer Nov 19, 2015
"Mustang" tracks the disruption of childhood when five young Turkish girls are forced into arranged marriages.
Braving the rain, students gather in Washington Square Park to protest wages provided by NYU for their student employees.

Student-workers Fight for 15 on National Day of Action

Ryan Matera, Staff Writer Nov 11, 2015
NYU student-workers took to Washington Square Park on Tuesday for a National Day of Action to fight for a $15 minimum wage.
The stars of the 2015 New York Comedy Festival are ready to make you laugh out loud.

What to see at the New York Comedy Festival

Ryan Matera, Staff Writer Nov 9, 2015
Comics from SNL alum Billy Crystal to up-and-comer Iliza Shlesinger will perform at the NY Comedy Festival, running from Nov. 10 to Nov. 15. The event will take place across various venues across the city, including NYU Skirball and the Comedy Cellar.
“99 Homes”, which premiered on September 25th is a film about the recession.

Relive the recession in ‘99 Homes’

Ryan Matera, Contributing writer Sep 21, 2015
Ramin Bahrani's latest film stars Andrew Garfield as a victim of home eviction and Michael Shannon as the ruthless realtor in this recession-era story.
NYU comedy troupe performs at MoMA’s Pop Rally event.

Hammerkatz, Dangerbox alums improv their way to MoMA

Ryan Matera, Contributing writer Sep 14, 2015
Graduated from NYU comedy groups Hammerkatz and Dangerbox, Gentlemen Party shows off comedic chops with an artistic flair at MoMA's Gilbert & George exhibit.

Stephen Colbert satirical as ever in “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

Ryan Matera, Contributing writer Sep 9, 2015
The tired traditions of late night television get shaken up on Stephen Colbert's "Late Night with Stephen Colbert."