The Science Survey

“Capital is an abstract parasite, an insatiable vampire and zombie maker; but the living flesh it converts into dead labor is ours, and the zombies it makes are us.” - Mark Fisher

The Slow Cancellation of Fashion

Rahib Taher, Staff Reporter June 22, 2021

The fall of the Berlin Wall marked what political scientist Francis Fukuyama called 'The End of History.' People could no longer dream or think about progressing past neoliberal capitalism and the systems...

The Rookie Yearbook contained a round-up of the year’s best content from the website. In the preface to the first yearbook, Tavi Gevinson said “Despite how well this [Rookie Mag; online] has worked out, our staff has a knack for creating work that is more timeless than articles online typically get to be, and more beautiful than photos and illustrations can look on a computer monitor. And so, we created Yearbook in an attempt to do justice to our very best pieces from the September 2011 - May 2012 school year.”

What is ‘Rookie Magazine,’ and Why Should You Care?

Edie Fine, Staff Reporter June 22, 2021

When I was around 11 years old, I visited an older, cooler friend (my dyed hair-unique style-bibliophile friend whom I had always looked up to), and as I walked in the door, she barely looked up from her...

While people may think that the ‘Vincenzo’ cast flew out to Italy to film, the scenes that took place in Italy were actually shot with green screen and CGI effects highly praised for their realism.

The Fall of a Different Tower of Babel: A Review of ‘Vincenzo’

Raitah Jinnat, Staff Reporter June 22, 2021

In the painting The Fall of the Tower of Babel by Dutch painter Cornelis Anthonisz, God sends down sweeping winds in a violent storm, destroying the Tower of Babel and causing people to run for their lives...

The new home of The Frick Collection in the modernist, brutalist Marcel Breuer-designed building standing at the Southeast corner of 75th Street and Madison Avenue in Manhattan.

Frick Madison: Old Masterpieces in a New Light

Jonathan Wu, Staff Reporter June 22, 2021

Following a twelve-month hiatus, The Frick Collection has officially reopened in the Breuer Building as Frick Madison. Artwork from the permanent collection, featuring the likes of Rembrandt,...

On March 9th, 2010,  the “Miku no Hi Kanshasai 39's Giving Day'' concert was held in the Zepp Tokyo in Odaiba Tokyo, where Hatsune Miku held her first solo live performance with 38 inital songs, 2 encores, and 4 uncounted guest performances.

The Rise of Vocaloid, a Voice Synthesizing Software That Has Revolutionized the Digital Music Industry

Donna Li, Staff Reporter June 22, 2021

On March 9th, 2010, fans piled into the Zepp Tokyo in Odaiba, Tokyo for a concert. The tickets for this concert were 7090 yen ($65.18 USD), and sold out almost immediately. Fans waited in anticipation...

Two popular characters in the anime 'Chainsaw Man,' are Denji, in his ‘demon’ form, standing next to Power, the girl with pink hair and the ability to control one's blood composition, to a certain degree.

A Critique of New Anime Releases in 2021

Zhian Maysoon, Staff Reporter June 22, 2021

This year, despite the global Coronavirus pandemic, many people have found things to look forward to, such as new anime releases! Some recent examples are the many manga that are getting anime adaptations,...

A shot of Superman in a Jesus-like pose from Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021), symbolizing the resurrection of God.

The Films of Zack Snyder: Genius

Theodore Wai, Staff Reporter June 17, 2021

'Three-hundred men, whose bodies may well have been crafted by Zeus himself, stand alone at last light to fight against the invading forces of Xerxes, ruler of an empire built upon fanatic cultism and...

The Godfather: Part II shows the arrival of a young Vito Andolini at Ellis Island in 1901, where he received the name Vito Corleone.

The Greatest Sequel Ever Made: ‘The Godfather: Part II’

Kellen Knight, Staff Reporter June 16, 2021

Released only two years after its 1972 predecessor, The Godfather: Part II, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, stands the test of time as one of the greatest sequels ever made. It has become shorthand in...

The Classic Tetris World Championships is held every year at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, and while it is the most famous tournament, other smaller events like Classic Tetris Monthly and Classic Tetris League have become hallmarks of the scene.

What is Old is New Again: NES Tetris

Tzvi Kalb, Staff Reporter June 16, 2021

On the night of December 6th, 2020, the Classic Tetris World Championships (CTWC) grand finals pitted brothers Michael 'Dog' Artiaga and Andrew 'PixelAndy' Artiaga, ages 11 and 15 respectively, against...

Backflip!! premiered on April 9th, 2021 on Crunchyroll and is quickly becoming a new favorite anime show due to its stunning animation and its visual storytelling.

The New Gymnastics Anime ‘Backflip!!’ Sticks Its Landing

Saamiya Ahmed, Staff Reporter June 16, 2021

If you have ever watched the Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles perform her gravity defying routines, you may have wondered how it feels to soar and flip through the air — the thrill, the danger,...

'Persona 5 Strikers,'; an action role-playing game (RPG) made by Altus, released on February 20th, 2020, has been one of the most anticipated new video games in 2021.

A Video Game Review of ‘Persona 5 Strikers’

Samiul Howlader, Staff Reporter June 15, 2021

The adage “there are two sides to every coin” is a fun one to use, and it can be used quite well to describe the games in the Persona franchise. There might be a silent protagonist, but Persona’s...

Here is a photo of the Galea design, with the red marks indicating its sensors. The Galea combines EEG, EMG, PPG, EDA, and eye tracking technology into one device, in order to make a highly accurate tracking helmet.

A Human Connection: What Does BCI (Brain Computer Interface) Mean For the Future of Technology?

Tiankuo Zhang, Staff Reporter June 15, 2021

If you are a fan of television shows like Sword Art Online, or movies like The Matrix, you might be interested in this clip. (Credit: Neuralink) This video shows Neuralink, a brain-computer interface...

The physical album of 'Border: Carnival' has three versions: Hype, Up, and Down. Each version has its own unique concept, but all albums come with a photo book, a CD, a lyric book, two photo cards, a lenticular card, signature stickers, a carnival ticket, and a folded poster. Members Jay, Sunghoon, and Sunoo, pictured from left to right respectively, pose for their subunit photos that can be found in the photobook.

The Band Enhypen Makes Their Mark With Their Album ‘Border: Carnival’

Nabeeha Alam, Staff Reporter June 15, 2021

Enhypen, a South Korean seven-member boy group formed on November 30th, 2020 through a reality survival show, has taken the Korean music industry by storm with their recently released album, Border: Carnival....

Walt Disney’s global empire has made great strides in representing diversity over the last decade. Pictured is a statue of Walt Disney with his character Mickey Mouse at Disneyland.

The Future is Us: Disney’s New Animated Diversity Initiative

Phoenix Chen, Staff Reporter June 15, 2021

A pale princess, with her golden locks softly tousled by the breeze, is lifted into her prince’s arms. Cackling witches offer a lacquered apple dripping with poison. Plump fairies hum as they grant wishes...

During quarantine, Jaymie Paredes ’21 has been listening to comforting music with her headphones. One comforting song she has been obsessed with is Good Days by SZA. “I think quarantine gets lonely sometimes, but this song really helps me feel a little less lonely during those moments.”

The Emotional Impact of Music

Yong Jun Xie, Staff Reporter June 15, 2021

As a creative outlet for many people around the world, music helps people to relax, to energize themselves, to change their mood, and so much more. Over time, due to its popularity among the general community,...

Ranbir Kapoor stars as Barfi and Priyanka Chopra stars as Jhilmil in the film 'Barfi!'

Barfi!: A Heartwarming Masterpiece That Everyone Should Watch

Nadia Sultana, Staff Reporter June 14, 2021

It has already been over fifteen months since the world came under the grip of a global Coronavirus pandemic, and many of us are still using this time to watch movies — old and new — in order to deal...

Lavanya Manickam's favorite McAlpine song is one of her unreleased ones, entitled, 'haven't stopped yet.'

Lizzy McAlpine: The Indie Artist to Watch

Sarah Lydon, Staff Reporter June 14, 2021

By now, many people are familiar with pop sensation Billie Ellish’s unapologetic personality or up-and-coming artist Olivia Rodrigo’s 'Driver’s License.' However, a lesser-known artist who is trying...

Urubamba is a restaurant in Jackson Heights that serves traditional Peruvian food and has become popular among the residents, noticed most by their ceviche and Jalea (pictured above).

The Global Dining Experience in New York

Camila Kulahlioglu, Staff Reporter June 14, 2021

New York City is arguably the most diverse city in the world. Home to over 600 languages and ethnicities, it is ideal for learning about different communities and their cultures. Within New York, one...

The Art of Vidding

Marian Caballo, Staff Reporter June 14, 2021

Scroll long enough on social media and you will inevitably stumble upon a video edit. These are short clips of the world’s favorite movies, shows, or celebrities, edited together by teenagers into a...

The film adaptation of the video game of the same name, Mortal Kombat (2021), was the most-watched HBO Max title ever. According to Samba TV, approximately 3.8 million people watched at least the first five minutes of the film over its first three days on the streaming service. The film was released on HBO Max as a part of a licensing deal between Warner Bros. Pictures and HBO Max.

Home Movies: A New Meaning

Susan Cohen, Staff Reporter June 14, 2021

The hushed whispers in the audience, the intriguing previews, and the unmistakable aroma of artificial butter everywhere -- the movie theater atmosphere is tough to replicate, and unfortunately, none of...

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