The Rise Of The Dad-Bod

o-ZAC-EFRON-SETH-ROGEN-BOUND-4-facebookMove over man-buns and 6-packs, there’s a new sheriff (read: body objectification trend) in town and every resident frat star and brew lover is bound to fall head over beers for it. It’s called: #TheDadbod.As if guys didn’t get it easy enough — see: pressure to fit a size zero waistline while daintily boasting the appetite of an infant — boys who carry a little something extra to love are now being congratulated for …

The Avengers vs Mayweather vs Pacquiao

the-avengers-7aLast weekend, two things happened: a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao and Avengers: Age of Ultron came out in cinemas. In one you can watch a giant, green rage monster tear limbs off an even more giant robot thing before the robot thing pushes the monster thing vertically through a building. In the other, you can watch two past their prime boxers punch literally no robots in the face.To …

NYU Student Allegedly Detained In North Korea

Demilitarized Zone Opens For Train PassageOver the weekend, news broke that a 21-year-old NYU student was reportedly arrested in North Korea. The student, Won Moon Joo, was reportedly arrested on April 22nd and is being detained in North Korea after illegally crossing into the country while hiking in neighboring China.University spokesperson John Beckman replied to an inquiry via email, and confirmed that, “a student named Won Moon Joo was a junior at …

Top 5 Brunch Spots To Try This Weekend

Brunch is not just a meal for us New Yorkers, it’s a weekly necessity. The unending quest for the perfect pancakes and baked eggs is never ending. That’s why, just ahead of the weekend, we’re bringing you a list of our top 5 favorite brunch places around campus. Ditch the ‘grab n’ go’ Just Salad and try out these places in between classes, you won’t regret it – that’s a promise!French Roast: 78 W. 11th Street

Up Close And Personal With “Young, Colored & Angry”

3ATwo Tisch students, Ashley Rahimi Syed and Elliott Brown, Jr. curated and edited an online magazine and one-day pop-up show at Holyrad Studio in Brooklyn. The collaboration, called “Young, Colored & Angry,” focused on themes of racial, sexual and gender identity, featuring work exclusively from people of color. Contributors ranged from NYU students to artists based in Accra, London and LA. We sat down with the duo to discuss their work. For …

Everything You Need To Know About Google’s New Project Fi

 20229-c92161a3_945_556After dominating your search, mail, phone OS, video call app and browser, Google now wants to be your wireless carrier.Kind of.Let us explain everything you need to know about Google’s new Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). Unlike regular carriers, MVNOs do not own the wireless infrastructure over which they provide the service. This ensures that they don’t have to shell out the big bucks on the cell phone towers and more, but rather enter …

University Senate Votes In Favor Of Divestment

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe University Senate yesterday voted in favor of a Student Senators Council resolution that supports fossil fuel divestment. The deal, voted on with 65 in favor, 10 against and 7 abstentions, recommends the freezing of all future investments in publicly-trade oil, coal, and gas companies, the grandfathering of previous investments, and an investigation into how the university can further minimize the adverse effects of fossil fuels.NYU Divest will present their …

Meet Josy Jablons, NYU Sexual Consent Activist Painting The Town Teal

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 8.45.05 AM“I’m an introvert. Like, everyone is shocked by me right now, because I’ve never been so forward with anything else I’m doing.”You may have heard Gallatin sophomore Josy Jablon’s name lately. Formerly a Dramatic Writing student, she is the founder of NYU Students for Sexual Respect and recently received a NYU President’s Service Award for her work.She’s also the woman behind the #BetterSexTalk photo series, making a splash …

Kevin Love’s Situation Moving Forward

imrs.phpThe Kevin Love-in-Cleveland storyline has been a favorite of NBA fans and bloggers all season long. Speculation about his comfort level within the Cavs’ locker room, especially with LeBron and head coach David Blatt, often dominated headlines. His tendency to take shots at King James (and James’ tendency to deliver them right back) were particularly good for Twitter debates.Love’s future with the Cavaliers has been up in the air for quite a …

The Gays’ Gaze: Being Gay is Dope

1422366996408.cachedThe Gays’ Gaze is a queer entertainment column–the most NYU (but not the most Gallatin) thing to ever happen.Rick Famuyiwa’s Dope is going to be the best new summer teen movie when it premieres June 19th, and not only because there are barely any white people in it. Malcolm, the movie’s protagonist, played by Shameik Moore, is a Harvard aspiring senior in an underserved Inglewood, CA high school. He’s, in his own words, …

A “Foodhist” Temple In Chelsea

peter-anton-chocolate-cakeThis spring the UNIX Gallery in Chelsea has been turned into a religious temple, the object of worship being none other than massive, incredibly realistic, sculptures of food: bacon, donuts, sushi, cake, pizza and many other mouthwatering eats. Built in the style of a traditional buddhist temple, all guests must take off their shoes before entering The Foodhist Temple exhibition.This temple may seem a bit absurd (even for contemporary art) but artist …

Karen, The App That Wants To Get To Know You

karenThe new app from Blast Theory, a British art group, poses the question: what if your digital life coach was into you? Like, really into you?The latest in their art pieces is the fictional life coach app, Karen, which explore interactive media and its effects on society.As you use it, the app learns from you. Your experience with “Karen” is personalized to you based on the input you give. Throughout the experience Karen asks …

Montage Of Heck Q&A (And Three Other Docs To Watch)

48dd31e8Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck hit theaters last Sunday, and it’s doing pretty well for itself so far. As the first official, Cobain-family approved documentary ever to come out on the singer’s life, people are naturally pretty excited about it. Even just the trailer was enough to set off the 90s-loving Internet masses.Montage of Heck is currently enjoying a one week limited theatrical release, and is screening at IFC Center daily from now …

Free Concert! NYUPB x WNYU Present: Eric Copeland, Juliana Huxtable, Via App

11174802_10152974681945547_7924218955238188708_nFor anyone interested in cool music and crazy dancing (or at least apathetic swaying), be sure to check out WNYU and the NYU Program Board’s free concert tonight at the Richard L. Rosenthal Pavilion, on the 10th floor of Kimmel. Doors will open at 7:30 and tunes are set to start at 8:15- “for real!” The show features Eric Copeland (of Black Dice and Terrestrial Tones), DJ/poet/artist Juliana Huxtable, and 1080p Collection newcomer …

Festoon Yourself In Succulents And Rejoice

CrystalCactus_1BThe corner of 1st Ave and 10th Street is a bustling intersection, and during the evening rush hour on a Tuesday it’s particularly alive with activity. To escape the commotion of cabs, bikes, and pedestrians on the street, I step into a small florist shop right next door to…another, almost identical small florist shop. Against the hectic background of the East Village, the two stores stand out like an oasis of blooming …