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The Night I Slept With Kurt Vonnegut

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 10.30.2014 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

Neither one of us had planned on this sudden intimacy. He crouched reluctantly into the cramped quarters and nuzzled in for the night. We never spoke, and I tried not to breathe on him.

The Newest Tech Innovations at NYC Media Lab's Third Annual Summit

Samy Nemir Olivares | Posted 12.10.2014 | Technology
Samy Nemir Olivares

Last week, dozens of talented students and professors gathered at NYC Media Lab's Third Annual Summit, hosted at The New School, to present innovative designs and concepts such as games, web platforms, and apps.

Teaching Courage

David Van Zandt | Posted 11.03.2014 | College
David Van Zandt

The new emerging creative economy needs highly educated people who will not simply complete tasks, even highly intellectual ones. We need people who can identify and flexibly address and solve complex social and business problems.

Are We Ready for the All-Gender Bathroom?

Paul Florez | Posted 05.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Paul Florez

In the months that followed The New School has added even more gender-neutral facilities throughout campus and I'm proud to be part of a school that is redefining the norms and values both its male and female students equally.

Victoria Beckham Says She's a Team Player

Larissa Zimberoff | Posted 04.23.2014 | Style
Larissa Zimberoff

I knew two things for certain: She was a terrible driver and she had gone to boot camp class that morning at 8 a.m. It was a confession that came at the end, and it was the first truly real moment.

The Sound of Young Composers

Jack Meyer | Posted 10.05.2013 | New York
Jack Meyer

I found myself moved by the unique power of each composition, the superb skill of the performers, and, above all else, the freshness and talent of each emerging composer.

The First New York Screening of the Documentary Flying Paper Closes the Interaction Design and Children Conference

Stephanie Spiro | Posted 08.31.2013 | Arts
Stephanie Spiro

Flying Paper is focused on these kids and it gathers insight from their perspective on several levels -- the children talk to the cameras while they craft kites and at times the kids film the other kids and the kite-flying.

Is There Such Thing As Privacy Online?

AP | BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 06.09.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Image after image splashes on the wall of the art exhibit – a snapshot of young people laughing and drinking, a picture of an e...

Grounding Liberal Arts Education in Real-World Experience

David Van Zandt | Posted 04.01.2013 | College
David Van Zandt

Parents and students expect real results from the four-year undergraduate curriculum. This is not unreasonable. Scholarly studies have shown that programs like Global Citizen Year do deliver real educational outcomes.

Holding All Universities Accountable For Student Outcomes

David Van Zandt | Posted 12.22.2012 | College
David Van Zandt

Colleges and universities should not need government regulation to do what is right. We must begin to take more seriously the major investment that our students and their families are making with us, and demonstrate why it is a good one.

Food Studies, Cooking and Kitchen Chats

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 08.12.2012 | College
Fabio Parasecoli

I realized that most people had an easier time making sense of food writing as a respectable and enviable occupation than wrapping their mind around food as an object of serious scholarly pursuit.

The New School Presents a Sneak Preview of the Documentary Flying Paper

Stephanie Spiro | Posted 07.24.2012 | College
Stephanie Spiro

After the preview of the movie, a man in the audience, visibly moved, raised his hand and said: "Growing up in Palestine, kite flying was the only thing that made me feel free."

PHOTOS: Sheila Johnson And Donna Karan Honored By Parsons

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.02.2012 | Black Voices

Legendary fashion designer Donna Karan and mega mogul Sheila Johnson were honored last night in New York City at Parsons The New School for Design's a...

Write What You Know? Not Always.

Scott Alexander Hess | Posted 06.10.2012 | Books
Scott Alexander Hess

Over time, my writing has become less and less about me. What I have discovered is that the further I move from myself, the richer my writing has become.

WATCH: Could This Be Zach Galifianakis' Film Debut?

Posted 03.27.2012 | Comedy

Zach Galifianakis may not have reached mainstream stardom until he was nearly 40, but as a couple videos that recently surfaced on YouTube prove, his ...

Revisiting Senegal After 40 Years

Michael A. Cohen | Posted 05.23.2012 | College
Michael A. Cohen

Working in this space between theory and practice trains students -- and citizens -- to ask better questions about what government is doing, what it can do, and how students can themselves become responsible agents of change.