By Miles Barber (CE ’18)
The Disaster Artist is about the making of the famously “so bad it’s good” movie called The Room. It starts with Greg Sestero (Dave Franco), whose shyness is starkly in contrast with Tommy Wiseau’s (James Franco) willingness to put himself out there. So Greg and Tommy, having been rejected by Hollywood, team up to make their own movie. The chaos and craziness that ensues is what makes up the meat of this film.
By Miles Barber (CE ’18)
The Room is affectionately known as one of the worst films ever made. It’s intended as a drama about Johnny (Tommy Wiseau), a loving man whose girlfriend Lisa (Juliette Danielle) is starting to develop an interest in Mark (Greg Sestero), Johnny’s best friend, just a few weeks before their wedding. Throw in a bunch of other characters that never quite seem like they belong in the movie and you have The Room, a hilariously bad movie with some of the worst line delivery, worst acting, and worst writing I’ve ever seen.
By Olivia Heuiyoung Park (ME ‘20)
One of my favorite things about the East Village is its abundance of small shops. No two shops are the same, and each one boasts its unique qualities and vibes. I love that even after two years of walking around the same streets and avenues, I tend to discover something new daily.
On this episode of Tuneage, the panel reflects on the past year and shares their favorite songs released in 2017!
- Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”
- Epik High ft. IU – “Love Story (연애소설)” (Olivia’s pick)
- Lorde ft. Khalid, Post Malone & SZA – “Homemade Dynamite (Remix)” (Gabi’s pick)
- Future ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Mask Off (Remix)” (Brian’s pick)
- Kesha ft. The Dap-Kings Horns – “Woman” (Kavya’s pick)
- SZA – “Supermodel” (Brandon’s pick)
- Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid – “1-800-273-8255” (Matt’s pick)
- Perfume Genius – “Slip Away”
Produced and edited by Brandon Quinere (CE ’19)
This episode’s panel: Brian Frost (EE ’19), Gabriela Godlewski (CE ’19), Matthew Grattan (ChE ’19), Olivia Park (ME ’20), and Kavya Udupa (BSE ’19)
Check out a Spotify playlist of songs featured on this episode plus some more of our faves!
By Yuqiao Wang (ChE ‘19)
Professor Savizky was recently appointed as the Safety Director of The Cooper Union and The Pioneer sat with him to discuss the safety and evacuation procedures.
By Afshin Khan (CE ‘19)
On April 29, 1859, Peter Cooper and his wife, Sarah Cooper, bestowed upon The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art both the property and land that currently houses the Foundation Building. The Deed of Trust was followed by a personal letter that Peter Cooper wrote to the trustees of the institution. It was not until 97 years later, in 1956, that the letter was published in a pamphlet, to remind its readers of Peter Cooper’s vision for the institution.