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HBO featured one of Jenks’ films while he was a sophomore at NYU.

Alumnus talks Tribeca, dropping out

By Alexa Spieler, Arts Editor April 22, 2015
Andrew Jenks, a former NYU student, currently has two films playing at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival — "dream/killer" and "All-American Family." Jenks spoke with WSN to discuss what he learned at NYU and how he hopes his two films will impact audiences.
NYU student Dakota Fanning stars as Olivia in  “Franny.”

Fanning fails to impress in ‘Franny’

By Isabel Jones, Film Editor April 22, 2015
Featuring Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, and Theo James, "Franny" is one of the star-studded Tribeca Film Festival films. However, despite such, the film fails to portray realistic, quality performances.
The one-woman Off-Broadway show features the life of Janka, an Auschwitz survivor who kept her story a secret from her children.

Play tells emotional story of survival

By Willa Tellekson-Flash, Contributing Writer April 21, 2015
The Off-Broadway play "JANKA" depicts the emotionally-driven story of Janka Festinger, an Auschwitz survivor. It is playing through through May 3 at the Roust Theater Company.
“Sound and Color” is set to be released today, April 21.

Alabama Shakes’ experiments pay off

By Hannah Treasure , Digital Director April 21, 2015
Three years after the release of their debut album, Alabama Shakes demonstrate more mature sound on "Sound and Color."
In one scene, a member takes her mother to meet the love of her life, Mount Everest.

All-female improv troupe passes Bechdel Test

By Talia Milavetz, Staff Writer April 21, 2015
At NYU, Bechdel Test is the first and only all-women comedy troupe. However, founder Meghan Sullivan aspires to combat the challenges with representation that women face in comedy.
Preview of Parissah Lin's piece,

Gallatin Arts Festival explores range of issues

By Audrey Deng, Entertainment Editor April 16, 2015
The 2015 Gallatin Arts Festival launched this week, as a gallery that showcases NYU students' socially conscious interactive multimedia and photography.
Ali Ahn, Leighton Bryan, and Elise Kibler, left to right, in “The Heidi Chronicles.”

Star-studded ‘Heidi’ examines feminism

By Joseph C. Myers , Contributing Writer April 16, 2015
In the Broadway revival production of "The Heidi Chronicles," the play addresses societal pressures that women in the 1960s-1980s faced when attempting to balance motherhood and having a career.
Mike Prussack, center, is an LS freshman in the folk-rock band, Fiscal Cliff.

Freshman frontman talks rock, future

By Kieran Graulich, Staff Writer April 16, 2015
As a part of the New Jersey rock band Fiscal Cliff, LS freshman Mike Prussack spoke with WSN to discuss the band's rock inspirations and the possibility of releasing a full-length in the near future.
The High Line extended another four blocks last fall, bringing its total distance to roughly a mile and a half.

Staff Recommendations: Spring spots

By WSN Staff April 15, 2015
With the weather becoming nicer and spring occurring, New York City presents a myriad of places to enjoy the warmer weather in. The WSN staff recommends spring spots to visit throughout the season.
Alicia Vikander stars as Ava in “Ex Machina.”

‘Ex Machina’ takes serious look at AI

By Zach Martin, Staff Writer April 15, 2015
Alex Garland's new sci-fi thriller, "Ex Machina," ultimately avoids clichés through unexpected, clever plot twists.
Aziza Barnes, Chinaza Uche and Tori Khalil, left to right, in “Daily Life Everlasting.”

Play exciting though chaotic

By Willa Tellekson-Flash, Contributing Writer April 15, 2015
The Witness Relocation’s production of "Daily Life Everlasting" is a theatrical experience that energetically begins before the audience even enters the Ellen Stewart Theater.
The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival lasts from April 15-26.

Tribeca Film Festival hosts range of events

By Sidney Butler, Staff Writer April 15, 2015
The Tribeca Film Festival is starting on April 15 and will include 101 features and 60 short films. This year, the festival will give a platform for underrepresented voices in film, such as how women directed 25% of the films for this year's edition.