Tag Archive: Interview

/ February 26, 2016 1:52 pm / Comment / Meet Alex Abaunza, The NYU Freshman Who’s Taken Photos of Skrillex

18-year-old Alex Abaunza straps on a giant backpack that’s heavy with half his weight in camera equipment. While most kids his age will be in the crowd tonight at Webster Hall, Alex will be on stage taking photos of the main act, Le Youth. It’s amazing how he treats the situation so casually; we couldn’t be more excited to see a show...

/ December 15, 2015 2:37 pm / Comment / Chicagoans Versus Chi-Raq: An Interview With Ferrari Sheppard

On December 4, Spike Lee’s new movie Chiraq began its limited release in the United States. Though the film grossed over a million dollars its opening weekend, it has also drawn harsh criticism from many artists and residents in Chicago, the city where the film is set. The movie has received ample criticism from local rappers, including drill artists like Chief Keef who...

/ October 6, 2015 10:14 am / Comment / The Man Who’s Eaten Every Slice Of Pizza In Manhattan

Colin Atrophy Hagendorf has eaten a slice of pizza at every pizza place in Manhattan. He’s also a punk, a former NYU student, and right now, he’s moving to Texas, driving alone from New York to Austin. Hagendorf wrote a book that came out this summer called “Slice Harvester,” which chronicles his pizza-eating adventures. I ask him right away how he...

/ February 20, 2015 9:30 am / Comment / NYU Students Turn Up The Beat For Social Justice

Whether you’re in the subway, on the street, or loitering outside of Silver, chances are you’re plugged in and tuned out. After all, this is the epoch of noise canceling headphones, Spotify Premium, and overnight, hip-hop mogul mixtapes. Three years ago, NYU student Johnathan Chen decided to seize upon this generational music mania, seeking to repurpose those daily, private jam-seshes...

/ February 6, 2015 11:15 am / Comment / A Busker Explains The Dos And Don’ts of Watching Subway Performances

You know what’s coming when we see movement between the subway cars, hear those doors screech open, and that famous call: “It’s showtime!” We roll our eyes, sigh muffled sighs, and studiously ignore whoever stepped through. They grandly announce their presence, maybe do some acrobatics. This is all fine and good (or obnoxious – contingent on how much sleep you got the...

/ March 1, 2013 10:15 am / Comment / A Conversation With Professor Barnaby Ruhe, Gallatin’s Very Own Bodhisattva

Professor Barnaby Ruhe wears a tattered fanny pack and a cashmere scarf. His bookshelf is littered with the usual professorial fanfare; Joyce, Proust, and Plato are all in attendance. As I enter his office, he encourages a student: “Write the book. It’s not hard. It’s like a journal.” Ruhe believes that we 20-somethings need to create our world. We’re not...

/ February 20, 2013 2:45 pm / Comment / ‘Who’s That Halal Guy?’: Meet Farook, The 14th St. Vendor In Front Of U-Hall

Farook is an East Village all-star who’s been serving up meals on 14th Street between 3rd and 4th Avenue for over eleven years. His dedication and passion for serving the best halal food to his beloved NYU regulars led him to open up his own cart around two years ago just outside U-Hall. As some of you might already know,...

/ December 5, 2012 10:18 am / Comment / Doing The Math Better: A Talk With Christian Parenti

In his book Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence, journalist and scholar Christian Parenti travels across time and space to show how climate change has exacerbated problems which already exist—problems created by Western militarism and neoliberal economic restructuring around the globe. Published by Nation Books in 2011, Tropic of Chaos describes the “catastrophic convergence” of...

/ November 28, 2012 2:06 pm / Comment / Confessions Of An NYU Sugar Baby: Part 1

NYU “Sugar Babies” have become a thing of legend. We hear rumors they exist. We know someone who knows someone who dates one. But who are they, really? If you’re new to the hype, NYU allegedly has the highest number of college “Sugar Babies” on Seeking Arrangement, a controversial dating website that matches young women with older, male “Sugar Daddies.”...

/ April 6, 2012 12:45 pm / Comment / The Bookmark Is Back

Spring has sprung and The Bookmark is back for a second edition. We talked to a few people around campus to see what they’re reading as they enjoy the weather.  Name: James Legris Major: Sophomore studying English Location: Stern Plaza What are you reading right now? Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson.

/ December 14, 2011 11:35 am / Comment / An Interview With Tisch’s Up-And-Coming Filmmaker Seb Som

18/S from Eighteen Slash Stainless on Vimeo. If you haven’t heard of Sebastian Sommer yet, you will soon. The 18-year-old Tisch film student who goes by Seb Som started his NYU film career at a summer program where he made the short film, Mama Said Sardine Baby, which showed at the prestigious TriBeCa Film Festival. On top of such an...

/ October 28, 2011 4:41 pm / Comment / The Anatomy Of Student Activism

Last Friday, Somaly Mam, a major figure in the anti-sex trafficking movement came to speak at the Rosenthal Pavilion thanks to the initiative of  Against Child Trafficking Club (ACTC) of NYU. We had the opportunity to speak with Lauren Kalogridis, the President of ACTC,  and Becca Park, the club’s vice-president, about human rights activism on campus and their impressions of...

/ September 19, 2011 1:15 pm / Comment / Who’s House? Our Exclusive Sitdown With Housie Maguire

You’ve probably seen IRHC mascot Housie Maguire around campus, giving out hugs and high fives at university events. You may also keep up with him on his Facebook and Twitter accounts. But few students know what Housie is really about. I recently Facebook chatted Housie to talk about housing, costume fetishes, and tripping acid. Why is your name Maguire? Any...

/ February 24, 2011 12:45 pm / Comment / NYU Alumnus Tao Lin and Wife Megan Boyle Take Drugs, Hang Out in Bobst, ‘Make Films’

In addition to the buzz surrounding the unforeseen union of NYU’s notorious alumnus Tao Lin and blogger/author/essayist Megan Boyle this past November, the quirky duo (who have been spotted recently hanging out in Bobst) has garnered much attention for their latest project (appropriately titled) MDMAfilms. The self-described “extreme mumblecore”/”drugcore”/”emo” film/documentary/”event coverage”/production company released its first feature film, MDMA, on January...

/ February 9, 2011 12:00 pm / Comment / NYU’s Darlings Take The Stage (And Your Heart)

Last weekend four NYU graduates, Joe Tirabassi, Maura Lynch, Peter Rynsky, and Matt Solomon (from left to right), took the stage at Death By Audio under the moniker Darlings, to honor the late promoter Ariel Panero. With majors in music business, journalism hybrids (both in Gallatin and CAS), and beer, the four friends got together in 2007 and started making...