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is mostly a Samantha, but sometimes a Miranda.

It Can’t Let Go:Hit List Will Have One Night Only Performance At 54 Below

October 16, 2013 10:23 am Published by Leave your thoughts

It was announced yesterday that Hit List, one of the two fictional musicals from doomed culture touchstone Smash will be performed as a concert for one night (and two performances) only this December at 54 Below. The show appeared on Smash‘s much-followed but little-viewed second season as an edgy, downtown rival to Bombshell, the Marilyn Monroe bio-musical which the first season followed the... View Article


Significant Brothers Looks At The Lighter Side Of Twincest

October 9, 2013 1:17 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Significant Brothers, a new web series from Tisch Senior Charlie Walden and his real-life twin Jack is a hilarious and hysterical romp that answers the age old question: If you and someone else shared the womb, is it gay for you guys to have sex with each other? The Walden Brothers slightly-offensive, sometimes-deadpan and always deliciously slanted humor shines through... View Article


“What Goes Into Fiona Apple’s Burrito Bowl?” And Other Questions We’re Still Asking About That Chipotle Commercial

September 16, 2013 11:00 am Published by 6 Comments

As we learned last Thursday, Fiona Apple was kidnapped by Chipotle corporate and forced to sing covers of our favorite childhood songs in the voice of Lindsay Lohan’s cigarette butts (scared, crushed, taken for granted, but vital.) Sure, the argument could be made that this is “old news.” But that discounts the fact that this is probably the most significant cinematic... View Article


T Time! With Hank Willenbrink

September 3, 2013 2:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In our series T Time!, we’ll talk to theatre artists with shows opening in New York, usually while drinking tea. The “T” stands for “Tea” and “Theatre,” but in this e-mail edition we had an iced coffee and our guest did not disclose his beverage, if there even was a beverage on our guest’s end. The magic of the internet! Hank... View Article


T Time! With Mallery Avidon

May 10, 2013 3:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In our new series T Time!, we’ll talk to theatre artists with shows opening in New York, usually while drinking tea. The “T” stands for “Tea” and “Theatre,” but in this edition we had a nice beer and our guest had a tiny little Diet Coke from a glass bottle. Mallery Avidon is a playwright interested in the intersection between fact... View Article


T Time! With Eliza Bent

May 6, 2013 1:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In our new series T Time!, we’ll talk to theatre artists with shows opening in New York, usually while drinking tea. The “T” stands for “Tea” and “Theatre,” but in this edition we shared a plate of french fries. We both enjoy Mayo. Eliza Bent is a playwright and performer. In her new play, The Hotel Colors, which opens Wednesday night... View Article


T Time! With Lucas Hnath

April 29, 2013 3:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In our new series T Time!, we’ll talk to theatre artists with shows opening in New York, usually while drinking tea. The “T” stands for “Tea” and “Theatre,” but in this edition we had an iced coffee and our inaugural guest had a regular coffee. Neither of us took milk. Lucas Hnath earned both a BFA and MFA in Dramatic Writing... View Article


How To Trick Yourself Into Thinking Spring Has Arrived

April 4, 2013 1:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As you all probably know, it’s technically been spring since last Wednesday. Unfortunately, our spring break (for those of us who stayed in New York/on the east coast) felt more like an arctic adventure. If you’re anything like me, the sliiiight signs of sun/potential for temperatures in the upper 40s makes you want to go outside without a coat and skip down the street non-suggestively enjoying a popsicle.... View Article


Our Facebook Poll Determined You Don’t Have Confidence In John Sexton. Or Maybe You Do.

March 25, 2013 9:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

One vote. If the 2008 Kevin Costner vehicle Swing Vote taught us anything, it’s that sometimes the biggest decisions come down to a single vote. But we’re not talking about some silly made up movie election between Kelsey Grammar and Stanley Tucci (wait, what? How did this movie not win every Oscar that year?  What even won that year? Slumdog Millionaire?... View Article


Friday’s Gallatin Arts Panel Was The Most Gallatin Thing Ever

December 10, 2012 11:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

This past Friday, Gallatin, in honor of her 40th anniversary (Does Gallatin have a gender? Feel free to problematize in the comments) hosted a symposium featuring twelve graduates of the school (both BA and MA) who are currently working in the arts. The panelists included lauded filmmakers, writers, musicians, performers, dancers, theatre artists, critics, scholars, and Cody Horn. Yes, you read... View Article


Sorry, Everyone In Brooklyn, The MTA Won’t Be Refunding Your MetroCard

November 13, 2012 9:30 am Published by 2 Comments

If we can learn anything from Taylor Momsen’s character on Gossip Girl (known for atrociously showing up to her Upper East Side high school armed with only “a bagged lunch and a MetroCard”), it’s that only people who live in Brooklyn take the subway – like, ever. Obviously, those NYU students in their cushy and cozy (sometimes very, very cozy) East... View Article


Tisch Asia To Close Permanently

November 9, 2012 3:32 pm Published by 52 Comments

Bet you didn’t know that Tisch had a graduate campus in Singapore. Well, neither did anyone else, and since it opened five years ago, Tisch School of the Arts Asia “from the start faced considerable financial challenges and required increasingly unsustainable annual subsidies from Tisch,” said Tisch Dean Mary Schmidt Campbell in a statement. Today she officially announced that it... View Article


The Great Escape!: How Two Bored, Spoiled Kids Escaped Manhattan Last Week

November 5, 2012 11:20 am Published by 1 Comment

On Wednesday, October 31, NYU Local City Editor Ken Greller and Writer Sydney Smith escaped a darkened apartment on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and began a voyage home to their native Baltimore. This is their incredible, true story.  The time is 7 pm, and we’re playing the only board game in our apartment, Klaus Tuber’s Settlers of Catan. Settlers may in... View Article


We’re NYU Local, And We Endorse These Halloween Costumes

October 24, 2012 1:19 pm Published by 1 Comment

Halloween is the ultimate college holiday: It’s about getting drunk, pretending to be someone you’re not, and there’s no expectation for you to have contact with – much less see – your family. It’s also best celebrated when wandering the streets looking like a walking nightmare, not properly dressed for the weather and not totally sure about where you are–... View Article