Zines and the People Who Make Them

Zines may seem like a thing of the past, but there is a thriving community in NYC intent on keeping the community alive. We talked to students at the New School, zine-maker and illustrator and NYC-legend Fly and Marc Fisher, the mastermind behind Hardcore Architecture.

by Tyler Elmore, Kathleen Flaherty, Charlie Innis and Julia Purcell

Smartphones as Self

Students at WNSR dive in to the interaction between people and their smartphones. While these devices are fairly new to the market, it seems smartphones are becoming more and more a part of the way people interact with the world around them, and may even be considered a part of them.

Produced by: Scott Tatsuta, Chloe Bowden, and Nolan Gardner
Music Provided by: Foliage. (@foliag3)

Elevator Culture at the New School

At the New School, getting to class on time can be just as much of a pain as registering for classes or battling loads of work. Here's why the elevators at the New School have become a unifying cultural artifact.

Produced by Arie Pramono, Angela Difede, Freya Dobson and Juno Roome.
Written by Arie Pramono, Angela Difede, and Freya Dobson.
Mixed by Arie Pramono and Juno Roome.
Mastered by Juno Roome.

A Meditation on Death

A personal narrative that explores the pain that follows great tragedy. My hope is to guide the listener through a dialogue with death, how can we find light in the darkness?

Special thanks to my friends who provided me with the beautiful music, Woodson Black and Eli Zevin.

Song Info:
Haux - Sister
Sea of Love cover - Eli Zevin

Smalls is big with musicians

Smalls, a jazz club in the West Village may be small, but it's always crammed with audiences eager to hear established and new jazz musicians. It's a New School student favorite, and in this short feature, we look at the role it plays in the lives of young jazz musicians.

Bangle/Jangle

An episode that explores how the simplest of sounds can come to take on meaning of their own. Producer Henry O'Reilly explores the impact of his mother's wrist bangles on himself and his siblings in this mockumentary report.

Please Scoop the Poop

With 600,000 dogs in New York City, producing a total of 96 tons of waste a day, dog waste is a major issue covering sidewalks and is stuck to the bottom of shoes around the city. We talked to NYC locals and dog owners about how dog waste affects them and whether they are aware of the laws surrounding the cleaning and disposal of waste.

Talking Songs

My name is Madeline Stoffer and I have a complicated relationship with my father. I never really knew that I was able to communicate with my dad until I found a track of us singing together when I was a kid and realized there is more to talking than just words.

Playing With Fire

Dozens of professional fire artists, hobbyists, and curious onlookers flock to Brooklyn's Floasis every week to experience the thrill of fire spinning. We spoke to those in the know about what goes on here - and just what makes the art form so captivating.

Produced by Aili Nicholson, Georgia Sebesky, Kestrel Arthurs, and Michelle Mason

A Maker of Dreams Dies at 98

Philanthropist and businessman Eugene Lang, who generously supported the liberal arts college that bears his name, died on April 8th at the age of 98. Lang is also well known for the creation of the I Have a Dream Foundation, which offers inner city youth educational opportunities. Lang is remembered here by Eugene Lang College Dean Stephanie Browner, and by Cecilia Rubino, who coordinates the I Have a Dream after-school program at Lang. WNSR reporter Emily Ashenden narrates.