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Friday Flashback, May 20-24

Graduation has come and gone, and for better or worse, semester finals and classes are finished. Now nothing lies before us except the sweet release of summer fun. But that doesn’t mean we New Schoolers will be sleeping through the next three months (especially those of use who are taking summer classes). Check out what was happening this first summer week.

Pour Some Sugar on Me

New grad Mia Weinstein must have quite the sweet tooth. Why else would she spend months researching the perfect recipe for artisanal high fructose corn syrup? The Parsons Design and Technology alumna showed off her creation on Tuesday in the test kitchen of Bon Appetit. HFCS may have a bad rep in food circles, but it is in some of our most basic foods, including whole wheat bread. But the product’s abundance doesn’t mean it’s sold in pure form at your local grocer—or any grocery store for that matter. That’s where Weinstein comes in with her “Do It Yourself” kit. Read about it here. 


Even with a city campus, New Schoolers have an eye for bettering industries typically suited for wide-open spaces. In fact, quite a number of current and past New Schoolers are elbows deep in the latest developments of urban agriculture. A group of Media Studies graduates teamed up to work on this feature-length film about food detachment (the idea that many people are unaware of where their food comes from) and urban farming. It’s still in the production phase, but check out this website. Looks like there’s an opening for gardener.

By Any Other Name

Despite our name, there’s a bit of history at The New School. Now that finals are done, you’ll have plenty of time to brush up on just what went down here in years past. Why not check out this weekend’s screening of Hannah Arendt, which gives a glimpse into the life of one of our university’s illustrious past scholars? Arendt, who is widely considered on of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century, taught at The New School throughout the 1960s and 70s. The biopic screens at the Film Forum tonight and tomorrow, and includes a Q and A session with some of the cast and crew. Get more information here.


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