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Washington Square News

Anderson .Paak Shows Funk Belongs Back in Hip-Hop

By Jun Sung, Contributing Writer November 26, 2018

Anderson .Paak is a hip-hop and rhythm and blues artist who draws influence from mostly West-Coast styles and sounds. He was brought into the mainstream by Dr. Dre with his work on the renowned producer’s...

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Can a Show Go on Without Its Star?

By Taylor Stout, Staff Writer November 12, 2018

Frank Underwood, the fictional congressman-turned-president played by Kevin Spacey on Netflix’s “House of Cards,” was one of television’s most twisted protagonists. From his shady political manipulations...

Eva Hendricks of Charly Bliss on tour with Death Cab for Cutie. (via instagram.com)

Clive Alumna Eva Hendricks On Tour With Death Cab for Cutie

By Nicole Rosenthal, Music Editor November 12, 2018

Swinging a guitar over her shoulder with ease, Eva Hendricks adjusted her half-up, half-down blonde ponytail. Her overwhelmingly sunny grin seemed to cause the house lights to flicker, illuminating the...

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Maggie Gyllenhaal’s A+ Performance in ‘The Kindergarten Teacher’

By Elizabeth Crawford, Contributing Writer October 15, 2018

“I find it kind of funny, I find it kinda sad” — lyrics taken from Gary Jules’s “Mad World,” a song that was used in one of Maggie Gyllenhaal’s early films “Donnie Darko.” Those words...

Student browses through Spotify’s homepage. Spotify has recently made itself much more accessible to independent artists, including students. (Photograph by Alana Beyer)

Spotify’s New Free Upload Initiative Splits Budding Artists

By Ethan Zack, Contributing Writer October 15, 2018

The age of independent artists may have just cemented its staying power for good. Spotify’s recent unveiling of its new initiative, which allows independent creators to upload their music directly...

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A Midwest Tale to the Rhythms of Bob Dylan

By Matt Markowski, Contributing Writer October 5, 2018
Experience the music of Bob Dylan in a way never head before in "Girl from the North Country." Running through Dec. 23 at the Public Theater.
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Staff Recs: Hollywood Movie Musicals

Celebrate the premiere of "A Star Is Born" with our personal picks for the best movie musicals.
Jay Milton of Rochester-based group The Demos.

Inside The Demos’ Latest Spirited, Vintage-Sounding EP

By Penina Warren, Contributing Writer September 28, 2018
Rochester-based band The Demos played a spirited headlining set at the Mercury Lounge on Monday night.

Michael Moore Is Fueling the Resistance With ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’

By Sophie Lee, Contributing Writer September 28, 2018
"Fahrenheit 11/9" focuses on how we got ourselves to the Trump era, and how we can get ourselves out.
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Staff Recs: Best Netflix Originals

Netflix is the future of cinema and here's why.
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Film Series Spotlights Women Behind the Camera

By Ryan Mikel, Arts Editor August 1, 2018
Uptown, the Film Society of Lincoln Center is hosting "The Female Gaze," a two-week survey of films shot by women cinematographers. WSN sat down with curators Madeline Whittle and Tyler Wilson to discuss the films that are on display.
Young filmmakers at the 13th Annual KidsFilmFest.

Brooklyn Kids Festival Tackles Adversity, Bullies and Trump, Too

By Ryan Mikel , Arts Editor June 5, 2018
The Brooklyn International Film Festival held its kidsfilmfest this past weekend, where 15 films tackled prevalent themes in today's political landscape.