Find out how cuddling became a career, what growing pains cuddlists face, and why the industry has yet to be embraced.
On Feb. 12, 2018, NYC Shut it Down held their three-year anniversary at Grand Central Station. Take a look at the event as it unfolded.
Doctors For America showed up in big numbers for March For Our Lives, NYC. DFA is pushing for research on gun violence and insisting that as a nation we begin to address gun violence as a public health issue. Story By Abe Selby and Autumn Calica
New Yorkers are asked whether they think that the U.S. government is going too easy on gun control or not after another tragedy occurs in the country involving guns.
In the entertainment industry body image is an issue that many actresses are hyper aware of. The woman in this film explain the body image issues and eating disorders obstacles while working in a field that is constantly pitting them against one another.
JK Kim has been practicing tattoos for years, but only in the last six months has she considered herself a real artist. See what tattooing and her clients mean to her as she finished one of her last tattoos of the year – JK was 8 months pregnant at the time!
(Baby Hunter was born on January 3rd, 2018, but JK tattooed all the way up until December)
By Sabrina Franza
Jesus Martinez, owner of Martinez Handmade Cigars, gives an inside look to the hand rolled cigar making process.
An exploration of gender inequality within the film industry through the lens of NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Shot and edited by Sam Fritsch.
How do you broach the taboo topic of periods to market underwear technology that prevents leaks? Period-proof underwear company Thinx has found an innovative way to do so. Michiyaya Dance, a femme-identifying company based in New York City, has choreographed a piece on four phases of the menstrual cycle to highlight Thinx’s use of self-absorbing technology in dancewear such as leotards. Periods are often uncomfortable and inconvenient for dancers given the physical nature of their work and constant display of their bodies. “The function was really what drew us, that they made a product that made women dancers so comfortable that you wouldn’t have to worry about your period,” said Mitsuko Verdery, co-founder of Michiyaya Dance.
This documentary also features other recent projects and collaborations that have taken place at the intersection of fashion and dance. While most ballet dancers wear pink tights, sport top buns and are found at the barre in studios, ballerina Alexandra Jacob is frequently spotted posing around public spaces in the city while clad in multi-colored outfits or fully strapped in leather. Her tattoos speak louder than she does, and her Instagram description says, “full-time alien ballerina.” She recently graced the sheets of ten different newspapers including New York Post, Chicago Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle as she was featured in the YEEZY Season 7 “We Got Love” campaign. In this interview, she describes how her inspirations in fashion stem from rock music and her motivations for being an ethical consumer while giving us a glimpse into her closet.
This documentary includes an interview with Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Steele espouses on Dutch fashion designer Iris Van Herpen’s inspiring creations for New York City Ballet. We also go backstage with ballerina Paunika Jones to explore costumes in dance by taking a look at Brooklyn Ballet’s Sugar Plum Fairy tutu.