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Icelandic-Chinese artist Laufey wearing a light blue dress, sits in front of a piano while turning her head back to look at the camera.

Review: Laufey’s latest album ‘Bewitched’ is an ode to the dreamers

The Icelandic-Chinese artist introduced young audiences to classical jazz with her new album.
Diana C. Sánchez González, Contributing Writer Sep 21, 2023

Laufey, the rising 24-year-old jazz star, invites young people to escape into a dreamlike, misty world in her sophomore album “Bewitched,” released Friday, Sept. 8.  This...

An upside-down shot of actor Leslie Cheung, his face covered in white face paint, and pink-and-black makeup. He is wearing an orange-and-blue, jewel-covered outfit, a matching headpiece and pearls.

Review: ‘Farewell My Concubine’ restoration upholds film’s undying legacy

In celebration of the film’s 30-year anniversary, Film Movement’s uncut, 4K restoration breathes new life into a modern classic.
Mick Gaw, Film & TV Editor Sep 21, 2023

Thirty years after “Farewell My Concubine’s” triumphant showing at the Cannes Film Festival — where it took home the coveted Palme d’Or prize — a new, uncut 4K restoration...

A girl with dark blonde hair and a black top is sitting in front of a piano, adjusting the sheet in front of her. It says, with gold letters, ‘Steinway and Sons,’ on the piano.

NYC pianists perform a piece 840 times in the Paulson Center

Through a 14-hour, 30-minute performance of the 130-year-old piano piece “Vexations,” local artists found a way to utilize the NYU building to bring together community members.
Zoe Singh, Contributing Writer Sep 21, 2023

Earlier this month, in the lobby of the Paulson Center, NYU faculty and local pianists collaborated to perform French composer Erik Satie’s famed “Vexations” — and they...

A black and white illustration with a portrait of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and the title ‘El Conde’ in pink lettering.

Review: ‘El Conde’ tells a chilling story of bloodthirst through absurd political satire

Chilean director Pablo Larraín’s film is screening at the Paris Theater until Sept. 22.
Tony Jaeyeong Jeong, Contributing Writer Sep 20, 2023

A shadowy figure emerges from the screen, leaping across the cloudy skies. His silhouette, styled with a gothic cape and oversized collars, closely resembles that of the infamous...

A group of students sitting in a music recording studio while listening to two instructors speaking. The room is filled with various music production equipment.

NYU Nashville provides music students with hands-on experience

The university’s January-term course provides music business students with support to achieve their career aspirations.
Liz Lindain, Staff Writer Sep 19, 2023

Students taking the Nashville: Production and A&R in the Music Industry course in the music business program at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development...

An exhibition titled “Gerald Pryor, slash, A closing.” An interior exhibition space with paintings and photographs hanging on white walls.

NYU Steinhardt pays tribute to late artist and professor Gerald Pryor

The art exhibit "G. Pryor/A Closing" is open in the Barney Building until Sept. 24.
Eddi McChesney, Contributing Writer Sep 19, 2023

Gerald Pryor’s work in the The Commons and Rosenberg Galleries on the first floor of the Barney Building guides visitors through the life of the late artist and Steinhardt professor....

An illustration of a black-and-white portrait of artist Teezo Touchdown.

Teezo Touchdown’s debut album is an alternative hip-hop masterpiece

After touring with the likes of Tyler, The Creator and collaborating with Don Toliver, the Texas songwriter finally released his first album.
Abigail Chang, Contributing Writer Sep 18, 2023

Teezo Touchdown, otherwise known as Aaron Thomas, is one of the hip-hop industry’s most anticipated emerging artists. After listening to his debut album, “How Do You...

A photorealistic painting hangs on a white wall. The painting depicts an arts installation of several black-and-yellow dotted

Painter and sculptor Joe Fig on the importance of seeing

The artist’s exhibition, "Contemplating Compositions," is open until October 21 at the Cristin Tierney Gallery on the Bowery.
Alexa Donovan, Deputy Arts Editor Sep 18, 2023

On the morning of his exhibition opening, artist Joe Fig told me that “Seeing is like a superpower.” Fig and I sat in the middle of the light and airy main gallery space and...

Singer Andie Mackenzie lies on a bed on her left arm.

NYU sophomore Andie Mackenzie showcases lyrical pop at its best in ‘Afterthought’

Released on Sept. 8, the artist’s five-track debut EP demonstrates strong lyricism.
Karina Rower, Contributing Writer Sep 18, 2023

If you’ve exhausted the tracks on Spotify’s suggested playlists like “Chill Vibes” and “Lorem,” and still want more, look no further than Andie Mackenzie’s newly...

Actresses Ayo Edebiri and Rachel Sennott as characters Josie and P.J. in the film “Bottoms.” They are standing in an indoor basketball court.

Review: ‘Bottoms’ delivers punches and punchlines in its teen sex story

Director and NYU alum Emma Seligman ushers in a new era of queer media through this hilariously horny teen film.
Dani Biondi, Contributing Writer Sep 15, 2023

The high school-teen-sex-comedy is a universally adored subgenre. Our infatuation with the caricatures and inflated archetypes that live within the genre allow us to see ourselves...

(Max Van Hosen for WSN)

Off the Radar: ‘Bicycle Thieves’ blurs the lines between fiction and reality

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “Bicycle Thieves” is available to stream on Max and Kanopy.
Yezen Saadah, News Editor Sep 15, 2023

Italian filmmaker Vittorio De Sica was one of the pioneers of neorealism — a style of cinema defined by on-location shooting, non-professional actors and unpolished cinematography,...

Olivia Rodrigo wearing an all black outfit and rings that spell out ‘G.U.T.S.’

Review: Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘GUTS’ embodies the teenage girl experience

The pop star’s latest project is a mix of repetitive-yet-fiery anthems and powerful bedroom ballads.
Eliana Brown, Contributing Writer Sep 14, 2023

Olivia Rodrigo is back and more confident than ever on her second album “GUTS.” A little over two years after the release of her critically acclaimed debut album “SOUR”...

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