LAKSHMI GANDHI

The secret, activism-filled lives of nuns in America

Since the release of “If Nuns Ruled the World: Ten Sisters on a Mission” this fall, author Jo Piazza says that she receives a new note from a different Catholic nun nearly every time she checks her email. “It’s a lot of ‘Thank you for telling this story that hasn...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 4:08pm

6 dance classes to make exercise fun again

As the days get shorter, getting motivated to exercise is harder than ever. We’ve rounded up six classes that promise to both get you moving in ways you'll be excited to go back to again and again, and are diverse as New York City itself.Bollywood FunkChannel your inner Bollywood superstar as lead...

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 12:01pm

How to ace your college interview

Even for high school seniors who have perfected their applications and standardized test scores, the college admissions interview is often a nerve-wracking experience.“I tell students, as far as the nervousness goes: The subject of the conversation is you,” says Ian Fisher, director of educational...

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 3:30pm

4 tips for writing a college application essay that really shines

There’s a reason Janine Robinson named her site devoted to guiding students through the college essay application process Essay Hell.RELATED: The new trend in college admissions is digital portfolios“It’s the most dreaded piece of writing people do in their lifetimes,” says Robinson, a former...

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 3:30pm

Never be intimidated by a rockstar professor again

During his 30 years of teaching at New York University, James P. Carse saw it all: eclectic students, fiercely competitive faculty members and the inner workings of a major university.“The university is the noblest creation of Western civilization,” says Carse, a retired professor of history and...

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 1:54am

What every woman entrepreneur should know

When Grace Bonney began conducting the interviews that would result in her new book “In The Company of Women,” she knew that she didn’t want to write a book that only spotlighted the good parts of being an entrepreneur.“I don't learn something from seeing someone’s highlight reel,” Bonney, who...

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 12:01am

‘Quantico’ recap: Season 1, Episode 7, “Go"

Before we begin of our official recap, we have to note that we’ve been looking forward to this episode — in which the twins are front and center — since this season began. And thankfully for fans everywhere, the episode did not disappoint.We start in the midst of extreme danger. Our beloved twins...

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 10:29am

‘Quantico’ recap: Season 1, Episode 6 ‘God’

This week’s episode begins with surveillance footage of our heroine Alex Parrish being splashed all over right-wing cable news, complete with banners proclaiming her ‘Jihadi Jane’. In it, Alex is seen carrying a cardboard box into a building. She hisses to Shelby that it was an innocent delivery...

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 10:02am

How you (and your cat!) can find your dream apartment

Cats are, by far, the most popular pet in the United States, with over 88 million felines living in American homes across the country. Despite the fact that their owners are fiercely loyal to them, landlords and property owners don’t always think so kindly of our feline friends, making apartment...

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 7:13pm

'Quantico' recap: Season 1, Episode 5: 'Found'

During the very first moments of “Found,” the fifth episode of ;Quantico’, the viewer is immediately made aware of the political climate Alex Parrish is up against as she continues her fight to prove her innocence.“They say she’s American. But what kind of American murders 130 people,” says one...

Monday, October 26, 2015 - 9:14am

‘Daily Show’ correspondent Hasan Minhaj brings his childhood to the stage

There’s a moment in comedian Hasan Minhaj’s new one-man show in which he makes clear that he knows exactly who to thank when it comes to how he ended up on ‘The Daily Show.’That name? Ben Affleck.You see, it was the actor’s now-famous televised confrontation last fall, in which he called Bill Maher...

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 8:51am

‘Quantico’ recap: A time to ‘Kill’

We’ve known from the beginning that Alex Parrish has had quite a bit of trauma in her life. The defining moment of her childhood, we are was the late night fight between her parents that lead to the shooting death of her father. In fact, Quantico’s fourth episode begins with a flashback to that...

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 9:03am

Quantico recap: Can Alex Parrish trust anyone?

All good mysteries are filled with juicy secrets and lies and ‘Quantico’ — at its heart — is a mystery filled with red herrings, disguises and twists.We begin Quantico’s third episode (titled ‘Cover’) at the beginning — Alex’s beginnings, that is. We’re taken back to her childhood home in San...

Monday, October 12, 2015 - 1:56am

‘Quantico’ recap: Alex Parrish is on the run

When we last saw Alex Parrish (the fabulous Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra) she was dashing away in an FBI van after being accused of being the mastermind of a terrorist attack in New York City. Alex, we are told, is now on a mission to protect the country but before that she must protect herself.(...

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 11:13pm

Jon Stewart signs off from 'The Daily Show' for the last time

Even though fans have known for months that Jon Stewart would be taping his final 'Daily Show' on Thursday, it may take a few weeks for viewers to fully adjust to not having their favorite satirist around four nights a week. Anyone who took a peek at Comedy Central's #JonVoyage hashtag this week...

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 1:08am

Here are some of the other presidents who have used the N-word

President Obama raised eyebrows and garnered quite a bit of criticism Monday morning when he used the N-word during an interview with comedian and podcast host Marc Maron."Racism -- we are not cured of it. And it's not just a matter of it not being polite to say n-- in public," said the president (...

Monday, June 22, 2015 - 5:24pm

Meet the Mipsterz, young Muslim artists who like to hang out and create

It might be one of the most common names for Muslim women, but there was no Aisha to be found at a recent Mipsterz concert in a Crown Heights apartment.Singer Basim Usmani laughed that off, making a joke that it might be the only gig in Brooklyn where that wasn't the case. A moment later, his punk...

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 1:51pm

Three things we learned about love from comedian Aziz Ansari

Fans who have closely followed former “Parks and Recreation” star Aziz Ansari’s standup career have surely noticed that the comic has taken a serious turn in recent years. Gone are the cute stories about his cousins and the monologues on basic cable dramas. Instead, the 32-year-old NYU grad has...

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 2:49am

UPDATE: Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson tweet about their Twitter war

Update: Both Zayn Malik and his former One Direction bandmate Louis Tomlinson have kind of commented on the spat they had on Wednesday.Malik tweeted “Don't know why I'm being attacked for defending myself , people got it twisted! I love my fans ?! Every single one of you x”Similarly Tomlinson...

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 12:55pm

NBC's 'The Wiz': Here's our dream cast

We’re super excited about NBC’s announcement that the network's next televised musical will be the broadway classic “The Wiz.”NBC has previously produced “The Sound of Music” starring Carried Underwood, and “Peter Pan” starring Allison Williams. Both of the productions were big hits for the network...

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 2:11am