Shhhh, New York Times, shhh — we know it’s been hard, but we’ll get through this together. Your rather inexcusable streak of laughably out of touch trend pieces will come to an end soon, once you finally get around to hiring writers who aren’t always “home in time for Letterman’s Top 10 List.” Personally, I can’t wait until someone at Buzzfeed spews up a listicle recounting each and every one of the Time’s forays into “hipster” Brooklyn and the lunchtime habits of powerful businesswomen, just to turn this whole miserable hootenanny on its head. For now, unfortunately, we’re left with the latest miserly stab at attempting to understand the nighttime habits of the city at large, written by a man whose 80’s nights out are long gone. Read more…
From April 28 to May 31, Red Bull Music Academy will host thirty-four public events around New York City. The traveling workshop will feature 236 artists, film screenings, live concerts, and paneled discussions with people like ERYKAH BADU.
Here is a short preview of events to save cash money for next week. If tickets are sold out, there are many more events and StubHub alternatives.
Some higher-ups in NYU’s administration must be gamers! NYU recently announced plans to open a new center for video game studies in Brooklyn next fall.
The new facility—called the Media and Games Network, or MAGNET—will be home to a number of gaming-related programs, from computer programming to games design. Located on the NYU Poly campus, the 40,000 square-foot facility aims to unify aspiring games designers under one roof.
“To my great happiness, I will be spending a lot less money on my subway cards,” Katherine Isbister, an associate professor, told the Associated Press. Ibister is a game and human-computer interaction researcher and designer with a joint appointment, who splits her time between the NYU’s Game Center in Greenwich Village and NYU Poly in Brooklyn.
According to Isbister, the combination of artists, computer scientists, and academics who study video games will open doors to new kinds of collaboration. Read more…
Around this time of year, humans begin reflecting on what was. We rate the “Top 10 Everything of 2012,” whittling the past couple months down to excerpts that remind you Lena Dunham only just became important and yes, Gangnam Style too.
The World in 2013 Festival aims to do exactly the opposite—predicting for us…what will be. Tomorrow, business giants like Facebook co-founder Sean Parker (the real one), and Spotify founder Daniel Ek, will open the first ceremony dedicated to the release of The Economist’s annual “World in…” publication. Read more…
Governors Island is in its last stages of prepping for hibernation, which begins on September 30 and lasts until late May. The district will remain closed until May 26, when school— at least for NYU— has finished.
But the island has no shortage of events for the next nine days. Ongoing exhibits include several art displays (for children and for adults), and a poetry reading featuring major New York writers. Read below about how exactly the Trust for Governors Island plans to end its 2012 season. Read more…
It’s the end of the semester, and that means one thing (besides stress, anxiety, calling your parents and telling them your life is falling apart): it’s reflection time. Thankfully, we were blessed with the most drawn out Presidential nominee race in recent memory. It was fun while it lasted, but now it’s over, leaving America high and dry with humor til November. But regardless of all of those shenanigans, the question now is, “What have we learned?”
You know, our politics and culture can teach us more about ourselves than we’d like to think. For example, if you’re a Congressman or some other elected official who is not Martha Stewart, it’s probably best that you shy away from insider trading. If you have a nationally recognized conservative radio show, sometimes it’s best to keep a thought to yourself… or you’ll learn your lesson the hard way. And, for sportsmanship purposes, don’t hunt down your opponents with bounties like they’re Han Solo and Chewbacca.
Here are some other lesson plans from the Big Picture that we all can take home from Spring 2012: Read more…