Better Than: Watching two full days of rock docs.
At the 12th annual EMP Pop Conference at Tisch School of the Arts on Friday afternoon, Princeton professor Alexandra Vazquez was presenting on Superstorm Sandy, remaining structures of colonialism, and Cuban-American salsa singer La Lupe, also k ... More >>
Attention, anybody who still thinks CMJ is about concerts and wild nights: it's time for last call. One final dose of tech, marketing, and legal wisdom will be dispensed to registered attendees during the panel discussions hosted at NYU's Kimmel Student Center all day today. Sure, it starts earlier ... More >>
Editor's Note: Tomorrow night, Lil B is speaking at NYU; yesterday afternoon, he released a mixtape that he said was required listening for the students attending his lecture. We had Brad Nelson, the Lil B scholar who will cover tomorrow's lecture and Lil B's Thursday night performance at the New Mu ... More >>
Over the last year, those who traveled to the Paul Shaffer House--from Brooklyn, Fordham, Columbia, and SUNY Purchase--had somehow become convinced that the punk house off the Bronx Park East stop was going to be around forever. It wasn't hard; on the best summer nights, the place seemed like ... More >>
The fuss over Israeli Apartheid Week won't end. Still steaming about the LGBT Center's cancellation late last month of tomorrow night's "Party to End Apartheid!," organizers still plan to descend on the center en masse tomorrow night in protest.
Meanwhile, another Israeli Apartheid Week event at ... More >>
A quick programming note to complement our exhaustive CMJ panel coverage: "Curmudgeons of Rock," the greatest symposium of them all, is happening today at 2 p.m. at NYU's Kimmel Center, featuring the notably non-curmudgeonly opinions of Sean Fennessey, Maura Johnston, Charles Aaron, Nitsuh Ab ... More >>
Today is de facto back to school night: Neon Indian, Atlas Sound, and Sisters will be performing at NYU's Kimmel Center, the very building that Take Back NYU! took over a year ago this month. Fortunately, tonight's excitement will involve woozy chillwave, tingling euphoric pop, and lo-fi rocking, ... More >>
Photo by Brennan Cavanaugh.
People are starting to refer to Reverend Billy -- Mayoral candidate and longtime anti-corporatist advocate -- by his full name, Billy Talen, which may be a sign that they're taking him more seriously. The Wall Street Journal gave him a surprisingly supportive profile o ... More >>
NY1 says that the Take Back NYU student protesters suspended for occupying the Kimmel Center last week were given "until the end of the day to accept" a deal that would allow them back to classes on Monday, with a time-served one week suspension. Washington Square News further explains that the tra ... More >>
There were plenty of police barricades at the top of Washington Square Park last night. Cops had violently clashed with demonstrators there the week before, and were taking no chances with the "rally/press conference" that Take Back NYU, that protests' organizers and occupiers of the ill-fated Kim ... More >>
Photos, legwork by Robert Sietsema.
There are only a few students left inside the Kimmel Center, which has been occupied since Thursday in the Take Back NYU protest. Those are the final four in the picture, reported by NYU Local's twitter feed to be Ryan Olander -- an intern at the Washington Peac ... More >>
Just weeks after the student occupation drama at the New School, NYU has an occupation of its own, in the Kimmel Center cafeteria. The occupiers' demands start with amnesty, but generally have to do with financial transparency for the university -- not a bad idea, considering how badly it was burne ... More >>
At Take Back NYU, representives of the Kimmel Center occupiers claim that 30 to 40 new protesters have joined them by storming past security guards. In a subsequent statement they say, "Our fight is not with the guards; our fight is with the administration, and unfortunately the administration is ... More >>