Author: The WORD

Special Events and Shorts for the 55th New York Film Festival

Includes World Premiere docs about Steven Spielberg, Bob Dylan, and the Metropolitan Opera; a series of four new films by Claude Lanzmann; a conversation with Kate Winslet and a master class with cinematographers Vittorio Storaro and Ed Lachman; a new restoration of G.W. Pabst’s Pandora’s Box premiering a new score; the return of Film Comment Presents; and more

What Student Leaders and Students Say About Trump’s Executive Order Revoking Transgender Students Rights to Use the Bathrooms of Their Choice

On February 22, 2017, a Wednesday night, Donald Trump revoked the Obama executive order that allowed transgender students at public schools to use the bathroom based on their preferred gender identityUndergraduate Student Government President Matthew LoCastro was contacted about this hostile action. The interview was conducted by email and in Q&A style.

The Heat is on As the Semester Ends

Two students interviewed about their most pressing concerns as the semester ends said increased police presence on city streets and the subway in the wake of the Brussels terrorist attacks raised their awareness about possible terror attacks in New York.