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The Challenges of Stand-up Comedy

Starting at the bottom is a necessary step for comedic performers  By Chip Hammell The open mic night at the East Village bar was not off to a good start.  All of the lights were aimed at the audience, not the comedians.  The audience couldn’t see who was on stage but […]

 
 

Making it in the music industry

Making it in the music industry

Take a look at newcomer band, In One Wind, and their journey thus far By Samantha Tilipman Sounds of escalating tumult emerge from behind the bright red doors of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music’s performance space. Wire brushes scratch a snare drum as fingers vigorously pluck an […]

 
 

Becoming a Successful Fashion Designer

Becoming a Successful Fashion Designer

  Since she was in the eighth grade, Alexa Winner has been compiling pictures of her favorite looks, models, shoes, celebrities, magazine editors, and more. With graduation looming from the Parsons New School for Design, the 22-year-old looks back to her younger days, reminiscing. The intricate details of each page […]

 
 

Ousted by P. Diddy

Ousted by P. Diddy

NYU grad Zach Berkman may have failed reality TV, but thanks to his ace educational background, he’s making it in the music industry on his own By Anusha Kambhampaty The thunderous applause of a TV studio audience stopped as a blonde with a pixie cut crossed the stage. “The next […]

 
 

Karla Garcia Thinks She Can Dance

Karla Garcia Thinks She Can Dance

The bruises and battered spirits have healed over for this former reality show dancer By Kelsey Kloza Looking around the studio on 8th Avenue where she teaches, it’s difficult at first to pick out the leader of the class. Everyone is dressed in sweats or tee-shirts and tube socks. But […]

 
 

A Big Loser No More

A Big Loser No More

A former reality show contestant’s story of loss gain, loss, and quest for redemption By Jonathan Eiseman To see Erik Chopin burst through a picture of his former self on The Biggest Loser season 3 finale is like watching a case study in you-can-do-anything-you-set-your-mind-to feel-goodisms. The onetime 407-pound man has […]