Ferguson in Black and White

National and international pundits all have opinions about Ferguson, Missouri. What irks Jeff Smith about much of the commentary is that it lacks a nuanced understanding of the destabilizing forces in the St. Louis suburb. Smith, a former Missouri state ... read more

Past As Prologue: Design Icon Michael Graves In Conversation

  Michael Graves has spent the last half-century designing or restoring prominent buildings (The Portland Public Service Building, The Washington Monument) and creating everyday objects for mass retail (the iconic teakettle, kitchenwear and furniture for Target). And at 80, he’s ... read more

Sisters on the Runway: A Charity Fashion Show

Cameras flashed as models walked the University Center catwalk wearing the latest collections by Parsons students and alumni during last month’s Sisters on the Runway Charity Fashion Show. A nation-wide and student run organization, The New School student chapter of ... read more

Michael Pettinger Talks Queer Christianities

This month, NYU Press published Queer Christianities: Lived Religion in Transgressive Forms, a book of essays exploring the intersection of sexuality and belief. Eugene Lang College’s Michael Pettinger, assistant professor of literature and religious studies, and Mark Larrimore, associate professor ... read more

Drama Alumna Takes Home Best Supporting Actress Award

Congratulations are in order for New School for Drama alumna, Melissa Joyner (MFA, Acting ’08). On Monday, she took home the Best Supporting Actress honor at the 42nd Annual Vivian Robinson/AUDELCO Recognition Awards for her work in Maid’s Door.  I didn’t ... read more