Ballistic ecks vs sever download.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/12.jpg” alt=”12″ width=”120″ height=”157″ />Yesterday was officially one of the most exciting days of my NYU life, because I was fortunate enough to have had a private moment with Paul Rudd in an elevator. Okay, his manager/agent/publicist may have been there too, but that’s it. So how did this miracle come about?
If you’re convinced you’re the next Valentino or Yves Saint Laurent but haven’t had anywhere to show off your talent, here’s your chance for fashion fame. The NYU Fashion Expo is holding a contest for designers who want to see their work featured in the EXPO fashion show of 2009.
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This year’s theme is progression, so the contest calls for your best “trashy fashion” – creating fashion wear out of things that would otherwise go in the trash. Aluminum foil, empty soda bottles, plastic bags – use them and flaunt them.
Sketch 3-4 outfits for a chance to win the contest, and download the application on the EXPO website. Got questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is March 1st.
If you’re not interested in all the mushy-gushiness of Valentine’s Day but have a vagina, like vaginas, or are just damn curious about what the vagina is thinking, come check out this weekend’s performances of The Vagina Monologues.
The Barbarian download.nyartbeat.com/venue/5244DC74″>Washington Square Windows, I’ve recently realized, are worth a passing glance on your way to class. The art display, located on Washington Square East, changes every once a few months and the quirky offerings are always a welcome alternative to manic texting and cell phone staring.
“Be Seated,” the current installation by artist Loie Glasser, features rows of little chair sculptures with human legs attached to them. Each quirky chair and its accompanying pair of legs has a distinct personality based on “coordinated furniture design, upholstery fabric, and fashioned footwear.”
Washington Square Windows opened in 1996 with the intention allowing people to look at art without ever having to walk into a building. The exhibits are lit 24 hours a day and this one will be around until April 13th. Stop for a moment to take a look, it’s really not much of a commitment.
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Regardless of how often our “#1 Dream School” prompts us to whine, one thing that NYU deserves props for is having extremely cool classes, like the one I’m taking now, “Child and Adolescent Psychopathology.”
The introductory course of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health minor, “Child and Adolescent Psychopathology” deals with mental disorders in children and adolescents, teaching students everything from disease etiology to epidemiology and diagnosis. What that means in human words is that students learn about the causes of mental disorders, factors that influence them, ways to identify and diagnose them and everything in between. Learning disorders, mental retardation, eating disorders… you name it and it’s probably covered in this class. Read more…
With the election over, there’s no NYU student who deserves a break quite like Jordan Budd.
Budd, a Gallatin sophomore studying what he calls “dismantling privilege: a combination of race relations, politics, history, and social justice,” could put us all to the shame with the amount of work he did during the campaign Christies revenge download. While we were watching debates and cracking jokes at Sarah Palin’s incoherent statements, Budd was on the campaign trail, hard at work for then Presidential candidate Barack Obama. Oh yeah, all the while earning college credit at NYU. Read more…
15 minutes download.edu/images/events/newdocs2009-poster.jpg” alt=”" width=”100″ height=”154″ />The NewDocs 2009 Film Festival, a collection of eleven documentary films created by NYU graduate students studying “News and Documentary” filmmaking, is taking place 12pm to 6 pm, on Saturday, January 31st, at 19 University Place. The films deal with a variety of issues from the rise of teenage stabbings in London and young musicians studying classical music to the migration of army deserters into Canada. A schedule of the film screenings is available on the website.
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“Apparently, I was famous once,” says Mara Wilson, evoking giggles and Matilda-era reminiscing from the audience at her one woman show, “Weren’t You That Girl?” Having starred in films like “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Miracle on 34th St,” and of course, the childhood favorite, “Matilda,” Mara was more than just famous Labyrinth download. She was like the poster-child for kiddie stardom in the mid 1990’s.
Regardless of her atypical past, Mara’s a normal college senior now. Excepting that her childhood stories are actually worth retelling. While you and I were making macaroni art, Mara, wanting to be professional, was finishing her lines before bursting into tears when her on-screen “Mom” accidentally kicked a soccer ball into her chest. Read more…
Babylon ad download.jpg”>If there’s one thing that gives NYU its “#1 dream school” status, it’s the fact that a bunch of famous people come here to study. From famous actors to the children of famous actors and even British socialites, they are the people whose existence we pretend we’re too cool to acknowledge, but secretly check out (and perhaps even glare at) when they occupy nearby space.
But while NYU celebs like Peaches Geldof and the Olsens attention whore as much as possible, some are a little more low key, eliciting curiosity. Case in point: Mara Wilson, the now grown-up girl who played Matilda, every child genius’s role model. And yet the mere mention of “Matilda” brings out Mara’s wrath (or so I’ve heard). Seems like someone’s been trying to bury her former life as a child actor.
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