Vine is one beautiful creature of an app. By simply tapping on the screen, you can create seven-second long stop motion animations, or quick cut comedy videos, or weird introspective pieces that make you question the meaning of life. The possibilities are endless with the app, put out by Twitter earlier this year. It has truly shaped the way we experience our visual realities and how we choose to share them with our friends. It’s great when a celebrity uses a social media platform to its full advantage, and the following celebs rise to the occasion and create both hilarious and strange videos with the minuscule time allotted.
What would happen if Adventure Time and Futurama had a baby? That baby would be a little sinister and really crude. But what if that baby was raised in AT’s post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo and was raised by main characters Jake and Lady Rainicorn? Well it would take the form of creator Pendleton Ward’s latest cult venture Bravest Warriors: a kickass cartoon about four friends living in an invisible hideout on Mars, fighting intergalactic enemies as they wrestle with the uncertainty of their futures (sounds familiar, right?).
1993 was a year when I’m sure a lot of you sophomores were born. Freshmen, you were just a twinkle in your parents eye maybe. Juniors and seniors, we were in our “little tikes” phase of naps and screaming and laughing, learning about the world day by day (Has much even changed?). Last Wednesday marked the opening of the New Museum’s exhibition 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, a showcase of art created in New York all produced in the year the title bears.
NoPo has now become NoWa.
If one of the problems with Hurricane Sandy was that there was too much water in Downtown Manhattan, a broken water main in the Flatiron district has now made it an issue that there’s now not enough. CBSNewYork is reporting that a 36-inch pipe from 1915 has broken at 23rd St. and Broadway earlier this morning, sending water gushing onto surrounding sidewalks and into the 23rd Street Subway stop, but halting the flow into parts of the downtown area.
NYU officials (not Jules R. Martin, strangely enough) have already sent out a university-wide email stating that the disruption “is having an impact on many NYU facilities,” and that facility managers are evaluating buildings to see what has been affected. Read more…
At the end of last semester, we profiled an itty bitty publishing company called Sorry House founded by Spencer Madsen and our very own Willis Plummer. Housing Works Bookstore played host to the alt lit community last night with a reading featuring Sorry House’s own writers, Plummer and Madsen as well as Mira Gonzalez and Victor ‘Kool A.D.’ Vazquez. Other members of the lit community in New York City, like the founder of NY Tyrant, Giancarlo Ditrapano, read at the event held in the bookstore.
College campuses take a lot of liberties regarding seating in the academic buildings. Most administrators must think that creative-looking chairs and other forms of seatery might stimulate some seriously hardworking and ambitious students. NYU is no exception here.
Instead of being “pretty mainstream,” and regaling you with a tale of finals woes, we here at NYU Local decided to delve into this world of organic shapes to put your ass upon and bring you a list of where the strange and comfy collide.
So grab yourself a Venti, non-fat, no foam, no water, 6 pump, extra hot, chai tea latte from Faye’s and take a break from staring unblinkingly at your computer screen, the NYU campus is your tush’s oyster for the taking.
This is the fourth edition of our new series in which we take pictures of you and ask you what’s good.
Once upon a time, peoples’ heads became terribly wet and cold during periods of wintry precipitation. As a result, people were forced to live in caves where their hair could stay dry. Luckily, in the Information Age, one can find an easy resolution to this problem with the purchase, fabrication, or theft of a hat. Sure, they’re warm and cool and sometimes even goofy. They’re everywhere. Yet one burning question remains unanswered — What’s good with them?
Last night, Kreayshawn played to a half full crowd at Irving Plaza for part of her Group Hug Tour with Rye Rye, Honey Cocaine, and Chippy Nonstop. The place might not have been at capacity but the room was filled with diehard Kreayshawn fans who were going bananas as she bounced around the stage with her hype-man. Looking around the venue, one could not help but wonder, “what am I doing here and what are all these other people doing here??”
This is the third edition of our new series in which we take pictures of you and ask you what’s good.
Ever since Rihanna’s watershed 2007 masterpiece “Umbrella” made the previously lame-o Mary Poppins accessory cool again, umbrellas have remained just about the coolest means of keeping oneself dry. But the question remains: What’s good with it? We bothered some people on campus to find out.
Spirits are surprisingly high around the NYU campus right now, just one day after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in Manhattan on Monday night. Although the streets are quiet, people seem to be out stretching their legs after being holed up in dark apartments for the better part of two days. Kimmel, whose power comes from NYU’s cogeneration plant, has been providing food and water for students, even giving a place for students to sleep after being relocated from dorms all over lower Manhattan.