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Five men stand in front of a background of city lights. They are wearing dark-colored shirts and are looking straight into the camera.

‘Meet Me in the Bathroom’ is a love letter to rock, New York City and the early 2000s

The documentary premiered at the IFC Center on Nov. 3 and will be available to stream on Showtime on Nov. 29.
Ferris Elaraby, Contributing Writer Nov 29, 2022

New York City has been home to some of the most influential bands of the 20th century, including The Velvet Underground, The Ramones and Blondie. At the turn of the 21st century,...

Three women stand on stage with a wooden stool in the middle of them. On the left is a woman wearing a blue tank top and black yoga pants holding up both of her fists; on the right is a woman wearing a blue t-shirt and blue jeans holding her right fist over her head; in the middle of them is a woman wearing a gray hoodie and blue jeans trying to stop the other two women from fighting.

Review: ‘FUKT’ reminds us that it’s never too late to redefine ourselves

Emma Goldman-Sherman’s ‘FUKT’ is an uplifting tale that shows how childhood trauma doesn’t ultimately define us.
Sydni Johnson, Contributing Writer Nov 29, 2022

Disclaimer: This article mentions abuse and sexual assault. As I walked into The Tank’s black box theater, I came across a vivid set. A plethora of old letters and photos...

The painting “New York Office” by Edward Hopper. A young woman stands next to a large window. She wears a blue dress and holds a letter. The room has light blue walls and warm lighting, and the building has a white marble facade. The sun shines diagonally into the scene, casting a shadow on the adjacent street.

Review: Edward Hopper’s art showcases his hatred for NYU

“Edward Hopper's New York,” a love letter to New York City, is on view at The Whitney until March 5, 2023.
Alexa Donovan, Staff Writer Nov 22, 2022

Edward Hopper’s 1945 painting “August in the City” depicts the side view of a rounded window protruding from an elegant brownstone. The urban house, adorned with yellow curtains...

An illustration of two figures, one dark purple and one dark crimson, sitting on the rear bumper of a vehicle. Bumper stickers read “Reagan Bush ’84” and “My wife yes, my gun no.”

Review: ‘Bones and All’: Unequivocally romantic, unconventionally cannibalistic

Luca Guadagnino’s latest release, “Bones and All,” starring Taylor Russell and Timothée Chalamet, is a deft fusion of the romance and horror genres. The film was released in select theaters in New York City on Nov. 18.
Stephanie Wong, Film & TV Editor Nov 22, 2022

Spoiler warning: The following article contains spoilers for “Bones and All.” Luca Guadagnino’s latest feature film, “Bones and All,” is a visceral, alchemic fusion...

Review: Drowse’s ‘Wane into It’ is a beautifully textured meditation on loss

Review: Drowse’s ‘Wane into It’ is a beautifully textured meditation on loss

The Portland artist and producer experiments with indie rock and ambient electronic on his excellent fourth album.
Jack Solomon, Contributing Writer Nov 22, 2022

Drowse’s fourth album, “Wane into It,” ends a decade before it starts. On the closing track “Ten Year Hangover / Deconstructed Mystery,” Kyle Bates describes himself...

Becca Panes wears a neon green knitted sweater. Becca holds a metallic crochet hook and pink yarns.

A focus on the process: Behind the scenes with studio art students

A WSN photographer captures the creative process of Steinhardt studio art students.
Yuna Baek, Contributing Photographer Nov 21, 2022

A donkey wearing a strap and a wreath of carrots around its neck stands on a grass field.

Review: ‘EO’ and a donkey’s odyssey across Europe

“EO” centers around a donkey’s experience in captivity, interactions with various sects of society, and eventual journey to liberation. “EO” is currently playing at Film Forum.
Mick Gaw, Staff Writer Nov 21, 2022

In acclaimed Polish filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski’s latest film “EO,” a wandering donkey moves from one place to the next as the viewer bears witness to some of the darker...

From left to right: A man with brown hair wearing a gray jacket with grid patterns and a white T-shirt. A man with dark hair wearing a blue T-shirt with an unintelligible logo, a black jacket and black pants. A man with dark hair wearing a white T-shirt, a green jacket and beige pants. They stand in front of a cyan-colored wall with a half-opened, white grid door.

Q&A: New Rules discuss TikTok fame and their boy band identity

WSN sat down with the U.K. and Irish boy band to talk about their new song, music tastes and favorite type of pasta.
Julia Diorio, Contributing Writer Nov 21, 2022

Not to be confused with the Dua Lipa song, New Rules is everything you’d want from a United Kingdom-based boy band. Alec McGarry, Nathan Lambert and Ryan Meaney first broke...

Bruce Sprinsteen, wearing a green shirt and a black-striped vest, plays a guitar and harmonica against a green, orange and black background.

Review: Bruce Springsteen pays soulful tribute on ‘Only the Strong Survive’

Springsteen redefines his sound on his new album, providing the audience with a more personal experience.
Holden Lay, Staff Writer Nov 21, 2022

On “Only the Strong Survive,” one of music’s best re-interpreters delivers a skillfully executed — and at times a bit too reserved — set of soul covers, both classic...

Illustration of a cup of hot tea and a laptop on a bed. The laptop is open displaying a man with a mustache wearing a hat and dark clothes, sitting on a swing outside in the rain at night.

Off the Radar: ‘Ikiru’ is a profoundly mundane but timeless masterpiece

Akira Kurosawa’s “Ikiru,” the 1952 Japanese film about a dying old man searching for the meaning of life, is currently available on Kanopy and NYU Stream.
Yezen Saadah, Staff Writer Nov 18, 2022

Akira Kurosawa is one of history’s most prolific cinematic artists. The great Japanese filmmaker won international acclaim with epic action films, such as “Seven Samurai,”...

Actress Sophie Zucker wearing a black vest looking into a mirror inside a dressing room with red walls and a clothing rack with many hangers on it.

Review: ‘Sophie Sucks Face’ is the celebration of Jewish culture we need right now

This hilarious one-woman show incorporates Jewish culture, sexuality and even kissing a cousin.
Alexandra Cohen, Opinion Editor Nov 18, 2022

Inside of the SoHo Playhouse, the Huron Club houses a small stage and an array of tables with one main centerpiece: bagels. I’ve learned in my Jews of New York class at NYU that...

Pianist Lucas Debargue wearing a black suit and white shirt walking toward a Steinway & Sons grand piano on stage with a large audience sitting in the background. The photo is black and white.

Lucas Debargue: The future of classical music

French pianist and composer Lucas Debargue infused classic composition with his own emotive interpretation during his Carnegie Hall solo debut.
Zoe Singh, Contributing Writer Nov 18, 2022

Carnegie Hall has never felt more intimate than it did when graced by Lucas Debargue. On the evening of Nov. 6, seasoned Carnegie Hall concertgoers, classical music enthusiasts...