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An illustration of a Black woman in a green shirt and a white woman in a yellow shirt listening to music through wired headphones. The cord of the headphones spells out “Listen to This.”

Listen to This: beabadoobee maintains she’ll ‘See you Soon’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by MUNA, Flume and more.

Folks, here we are … the final edition of “Listen to This” of the semester. We’ve enjoyed writing up our favorite — and sometimes least favorite — singles of the week...

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Review: ‘The Trojan Women’ is a Native American Greek tragedy

AMERINDA’s adaptation of Euripides’ classic play centers the strength and resilience of Indigenous women in the face of colonization. Performances run until May 15 at Theater for the New City.
Sabrina Choudhary, Deputy Managing Editor May 5, 2022

I first saw “The Trojan Women” during a rehearsal in a dance studio at Abrons Arts Center, a few days before opening night. Even without the sets, lighting, music or costumes...

The Front Bottoms guitarist Brian Sella and vocalist Mat Uychich standing in front of trees.

Q&A: Time, place and live music with The Front Bottoms’ Brian Sella

The frontman of the New Jersey-born punk rock band spoke with WSN about the evolution of the band’s style and returning to perform in his home state.
Alex Tey, Editor-in-Chief May 5, 2022

“Everyone blooms in their own time,” promises the first track on The Front Bottoms’ 2020 album “In Sickness & In Flames.” With the pandemic putting live music on...

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A guide to the serpentine madness of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Are you confused about what’s in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and what isn’t? So is (almost) everyone else. Let’s break it down.
Gillian Blum, Copy Chief May 4, 2022

Spoiler warning: This article may include spoilers for Marvel movies and series.  “The multiverse is a concept about which we know frighteningly little.” This line, said...

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V100 return headlined by Baby Keem

Kendrick Lamar’s protege performs for the university where nobody sleeps.
Moriah Reibman, Contributing Writer May 4, 2022

Violet100 is an annual concert hosted by the NYU Program Board, a student-run organization that co-sponsors events. After a grueling hiatus from live music, V100 is back after...

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Q&A: Molly Neuman, from Bratmobile drummer to Riot grrrl legend & music business innovator

WSN spoke with Molly Neuman about Bratmobile, “riot grrrl” fanzine, diversity in the music scene and the current state of reproductive rights in America.
Clara Scholl, Contributing Writer May 4, 2022

The story of riot grrrl would be incomplete without Molly Neuman and Bratmobile, an American punk band active in the ’90s. Not only did they pioneer the movement, but also...

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Review: Must-see ‘Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure’ puts Basquiat back in context

Organized and curated by the late artist’s family, “Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure” offers a new perspective on Basquiat’s life and art.
Elle Liu, Contributing Writer May 3, 2022

Who is Jean-Michel Basquiat? Most of the world associates him with the New York arts scene of the early 1980s. Since his untimely death in 1988, his work has catapulted in value...

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NYU students to host the first STILLLIFE art fair

After months of hard work and preparation, an entrepreneurial group of NYU students and alumni officially announces a three-day art fair.
Yuna Baek, Contributing Writer May 2, 2022

STILLLIFE, an art collective founded by NYU students and alumni, will host its first-ever art fair at a gallery in SoHo from May 28-30. The event will offer a physical space for...

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Review: In ‘Time is a Mother,’ Ocean Vuong explores grief through the prisms of time and space

Published on April 5, 2022, Ocean Vuong’s new collection of writing situates the death of his mother within the remnants of memory and the potential of language.
Katherine Williams, Contributing Writer May 2, 2022

“I used to cry in a genre no one read,” Ocean Vuong writes in “Time is a Mother,” his most recent collection of poetry and prose. One of the most critically acclaimed contemporary...

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Q&A: Le Tigre’s Johanna Fateman on riot grrrl culture, past and present

WSN spoke with Johanna Fateman about the riot grrrl scene in the 1990s, North Carolina, and getting Le Tigre back together for an upcoming performance.
Clara Scholl, Contributing Writer May 2, 2022

What do you get when you combine electronic rock, 1990s New York City and the riot grrrl movement? None other than Le Tigre, of course. The American electronic rock band was...

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Q&A: Filmmaker Gaspar Noé knows he won’t be remembered and doesn’t care

WSN spoke with Gaspar Noé about posterity, Andrei Tarkovsky’s “Solaris,” and how the film industry has changed since the pandemic.
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor May 2, 2022

Spoiler warning: This article includes spoilers for “Vortex.” Everyone dies. Nothing will be remembered. These are the ideas circulating in Gaspar Noé’s head two...

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Off the Radar: ‘Woman in the Dunes,’ a twinge of horror in the eyes of monotony

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “Woman in the Dunes” is available to stream on Kanopy.
Amira Aboudallah, Contributing Writer April 29, 2022

“Woman in the Dunes” (1964), directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara, is a tale confined to a pit in a sand dune. Amateur entomologist Niki Junpei (Eiji Okada) is on the hunt for a...