Welcome!

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Welcome to “New York State of Mind”, the official blog of the
Duke in New York program! I’m Kristina Wilson, a Duke University
junior, and I’ll be managing this blog for the rest of the fall 2006 semester
as part of my Duke in New York
final project. To start things off,
please let me describe the reasons why I felt this blog needed to be created:

1. TO EXPAND THE CONVERSATION

While I have loved going to so many wonderful performances
and events with the Duke in New York program, I want to hear more about everyone’s reactions to the shows! What did we think of Sweeney Todd, Wynton
Marsalis, Jackson Pollock, Twyla Tharp, the New York Film Festival, American
Ballet Theater, Shaw’s Heartbreak House, and all the other performances we have
seen? What will we think of Blue Door,
Wrecks, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, and everything else we have yet to see?

2. TO CREATE A LIST OF COOL, FUN THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN NYC

Ok, so everyone in the program has found at least one super
cool bar or coffee shop or concert venue or vintage clothing store or street
selling nothing but flowers and plants—tell us about them on this blog!

3. TO CHRONICLE OUR AWESOME SEMESTER IN NYC

This blog is fundamentally about us, Duke in NY 2006. At the moment, we are living the New York City
dream: working at interesting arts and media internships, seeing incredible
shows every week, taking top-notch Duke and NYU courses, and doing all this
surrounded by the best and the brightest. This “New York State of Mind” blog is intended to chronicle just what it
says, our state of mind, right now,
at this moment in our lives. We’ll do
this not only with our written thoughts about performances but also with
photos, music and video. Think of what a
cool collective group narrative we’ll have by the end of the semester!

OK, now that I’ve discussed the creative engines that will
power this blog, LET’S DO IT!!!!!

Letsdoit

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5 responses to “Welcome!

  1. The blog looks beautiful, Kristina! I can’t wait to start commenting and adding to the calendar.

    Another useful blog that you may want to add to the sidebar is The Girl Who Ate Everything, http://www.roboppy.net/food/. Robyn is an NYU student who loves food, so she chronicles her “fooding” adventures weekly in text and photos. Although she is in Paris this semester, if you check out her archives, she reviews a lot of delicious and affordable places to eat around NY, especially in the NYU area.

  2. Kristina

    Thanks Sarah! I’ll make sure to add The Girl Who Ate Everything to our Blogroll. If you have any other ideas, let me know!

  3. Sarah Allen

    Hey Kristina,
    I agree with the other Sarah-your blog looks great! I love how you incoporated pictures-they really captures our New York experience!

  4. Marianna Torgovnick

    Wow… it’s exciting to have this blog up and running. And so cool to be able to view the clips of Tebaldi and other Toscas and to have background info.
    Also, I felt like the photos gave me a different insight into the pulse of New York for you guys.
    Can we keep it, please, as an ongoing thing for the Program???

  5. Marianna Torgovnick

    Wow… it’s exciting to have this blog up and running. And so cool to be able to view the clips of Tebaldi and other Toscas and to have background info.
    Also, I felt like the photos gave me a different insight into the pulse of New York for you guys.
    Can we keep it, please, as an ongoing thing for the Program???

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