Asia Ewart

Why do we all dance to a different rhythm?

After 45 years as a dance troupe director, Livia Vanaver knows how to cater to the primal instincts that first drove mankind to dance."People, since the beginning of time, have wanted to dance, sing and do rituals to feel like they’re participating in the earth,” she says “They live to participate...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 11:21 AM

Bill Nye teaches science with emojis, and it's delightful (UPDATE)

Smiley face molecules? Rocket ships showing how fast the earth is heating up? Learning about science has never been more fun.Energy management corporation General Electric has teamed up with Bill Nye, everyone’s favorite Science Guy , for a series of educational YouTube videos, and he’s using...

Monday, September 21, 2015, 4:14 PM

Dulce Candy tells us how to become a YouTube mogul

Beauty vlogger Dulce Candy Tejeda Ruiz is riding high off of the release of her memoir-slash-self help book “The Sweet Life,” and she owes it all to her YouTube channel.As an insecure teenager who was bullied and, for a time, sought solace in painkillers, Ruiz always found joy in experimenting with...

Monday, August 31, 2015, 5:30 PM

Want to get an MBA? This is the kind of program you need

Today, specializing in just one field — like design, engineering or entrepreneurship — is no longer enough. Instead, those who are looking to start their own company, invent something truly great or just improve the mechanics of a certain product need to have a handle in multiple areas.Now,...

Monday, August 24, 2015, 10:36 PM

How to decorate any outdoor space

Although summer may be winding down, we still have a few weeks of rooftop parties and fire escape barbecues left on our calendar.And since city dwellers don’t have sprawling backyards, interior designer Lauren Rottet, the founding principal and president of Rottet Studio, tells us five key ways to...

Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 6:00 AM

Prince Harvey releases rap album recorded at Apple store

Brooklyn rapper Prince Harvey gained massive attention earlier this month when it was reported that he recorded an entire rap album on an Apple store computer in SoHo. Harvey, 25, released his long awaited project, entitled “PHATASS,” or “Prince Harvey at the Apple Store: SoHo,” yesterday....

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 1:25 AM

Four ways men can help women fight gender inequality

Men, 2015 is the year you help women advance in the workplace.Despite a steady — but slow — increase in the number of females in high-ranking board positions, women in the working world are not advancing nearly as quickly as their male counterparts. According to professional services firm Ernst...

Monday, July 20, 2015, 2:11 PM

9 creepy dolls and dummies of the big and small screen

Viewers, beware, you’re in for a scare.Sony Pictures has officially released the trailer for the upcoming “Goosebumps” movie, though fans of all ages (read: nostalgic twenty-somethings) have to wait till October to see it. Based on author R.L. Stine’s wildly popular book and television series, it...

Friday, July 17, 2015, 12:00 PM

What wine is your borough drinking?

New Yorkers love to believe we're all unique. But when it comes to wine preference, it does seem there are genuine differences between the five boroughs.From rosés to Chardonnay, wine app Vivino’s 10 million users are constantly scanning, rating and reviewing their favorite wines. The company...

Friday, July 17, 2015, 6:00 AM

Four cartoons that are leading the way in LGBT visibility

With the recent Supreme Court decision overturning the country’s remaining same sex marriage bans, LGBT couples are inching ever closer to the same rights that heterosexual couples enjoy. While workplace discrimination and other obstacles remain at the forefront for LGBT groups, an increased LGBT...

Friday, July 10, 2015, 12:00 PM

Eight classic books with lesser-known sequels

With Harper’s Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” hitting shelves on July 14, you might wonder what other classics in American literature have also had their stories continued. From childhood favorites to canonical works, we’ve rounded up the sequels of eight of the most popular reads of the last two...

Friday, July 3, 2015, 9:30 PM

The new hubs of NYC's LGBT scene

The equality movement may leap forward when there is a headline-making event, but all the work leading up to it happens in community spaces. Here are four spots where NYC's LGBT artists and activists share intheir experiences and shape thefuture of the equality movement.Leslie + Lohman Museum of...

Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 11:25 AM

Aziz Ansari on why he doesn't use the word 'bae'

It’s a new era for romance and Aziz Ansari is our trusted guide. The funnyman’s first book, “Modern Romance," hit bookshelves yesterday to the overwhelming excitement from fans of his stand-up comedy specials and acting roles, most notably as Tom Haverford on “Parks and Recreation.” To celebrate...

Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 11:19 AM

Jennifer Hudson video looks to future of marriage equality, gay rights

The presence of pop culture in the LGBTQ community has always helped fuel the discussion of equality and brought issues like transgender rights into the mainstream. Jennifer Hudson is the latest in a long line of celebrity allies – from Liza Minnelli to Cher – to advocate for the gay community with...

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 11:47 PM

NYC's best lobster rolls for summer

We found the best lobster rolls, summer's signature sandwich, around the city.Red Hook Lobster Pound3 locations + food truckChoose from four kinds of lobster rolls, all of them so fresh they might still snap at you. With prices ranging from $16 to $20, you can have your crustacean hot and buttered...

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 3:37 PM

Fake a beach home

Summer’s (almost) here and the livin’ is easy. People everywhere are in a sun-tanned, sandy-toed beach state of mind, as seen in their ocean blue nails, wavy beach hair, and, also, in and around their home. What better way to feel like you’re at the coast than to spruce up your living space with...

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 9:34 PM

Northside Festival is Brooklyn’s SXSW

Think of Brooklyn’s Northside Festival as the thinking person’s summer concert series.Beginning today through June 14, there will be the usual packed week of music, movies and art. But what festival director Dana Keith is excited to introduce this year is the intimate Real Talk innovation series...

Monday, June 8, 2015, 3:47 AM

You’re old: 10 movies turning 20 this year

It feels like just yesterday kids across America were rushing to movie theaters, cans of Surge and 3-D Doritos in tow, to see Robin Williams wreaking havoc in “Jumanji.” Weren’t cool older sisters and their friends just buying tickets to see “Clueless” a third time? And parents were first...

Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 10:02 AM