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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News


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2024’s Gov Ball takes New Yorkers by storm

Post Malone, The Killers and SZA were this year’s headliners at the Governors Ball Music Festival, which took place in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Julia Diorio, Arts Editor June 11, 2024

The Governors Ball Music Festival welcomed nearly 150,000 people to Queens’ Flushing Meadows Corona Park this past weekend, featuring the star-studded headliners Post Malone,...

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Review: Capturing memory and everyday moments at ‘Can Thought Go On Without A Body?’

From May 5-12, the art group Stilllife showcased an exhibition with paintings, sculptures and installations by 20 artists.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy Managing Editor May 20, 2024

I admit, art galleries aren't exactly my go-to spots. Whenever I do find myself in one, I often fall into this trap of thinking I could easily replicate the colors splashed across...

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Staff Recs: HOT HOT HOT!

As the semester comes to a close, welcome in the warm weather with some of our summery staff favorites.

The days are getting longer and the heat is turning up. Most of us have nearly finished our classes this semester and are fighting our way through final exams. But there is...

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Ryusuke Hamaguchi on blurring reality and fiction

WSN spoke with Japanese filmmaker Ryusuke Hamaguchi about his newest film “Evil Does Not Exist.”
JP Pak, Contributing Writer May 3, 2024

In the years since his breakout “Happy Hour” (2015) and Academy Award-winning “Drive My Car” (2021), the world seems to have almost conformed to the central concerns of...

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Off the Radar: The summer of revolution in ‘Soy Cuba’

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “Soy Cuba” is available to stream on Kanopy.
Mick Gaw, Film & TV Editor May 3, 2024

As the semester rapidly comes to a close, with final exams and 15-page papers weighing us down, the prospect of summer has never tasted so sweet. Whether it is cycling through...

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Sharing creativity throughout the NYU abroad experience: NYU Paris’s student-run magazine

À Partager is a newly founded zine providing a space for creative expression in a city all too unfamiliar.
Makayla Brown, Staff Writer May 2, 2024

Global Liberal Studies junior Elsy Bonilla-Aguilar saw students seeking a space to engage in their creative endeavors alongside their peers, and decided to bridge the gap herself...

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Review: Prepare to fall for ‘The Fall Guy’

American filmmaker David Leitch’s action comedy sticks the landing in its celebration of the stunt teams and production crews that craft movie magic.
Dani Biondi, Staff Writer May 2, 2024

In his nearly three-decade-long career, American filmmaker David Leitch has been a prominent figure in the action film genre, with credits as a producer on the “John Wick”...

An illustration of a blue book cover on a yellow background. The title of the book, “FUNNY STORY” and author name, “EMILY HENRY #1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF HAPPY PLACE” are written in white. A girl and boy sit next to each other on bar stools while clinking their drinks together. On the table behind them is a bouquet of flowers and a pitcher.

Review: ‘Funny Story’ weaves vulnerability and longing into the hilarious trappings of a rom-com

New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry demonstrates why she’s the queen of rom-coms in her latest novel.
Ana Sofia Erath, Contributing Writer May 2, 2024

Growing up with a single mother whose job constantly relocated meant never settling in. Even at 33, Daphne Vincent always has one foot out the door — she has no attachments to...

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ASCAP Challenge looks to the future of music with AI-powered solutions

The annual 12-week program is co-run by the NYU-based NYC Media Lab, and the ASCAP Lab and provides teams with guidance and funding.
Krish Dev, Multimedia Editor May 2, 2024

In recent years, artificial intelligence has sent shockwaves to the music industry. From artificially intelligent DJs to the creation of songs that eerily resemble real ones, it...

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Review: ‘Ripley’ is a haunting tale of fate and midlife crises

The newest adaptation by Academy-Award-winning director Steven Zaillian and starring Andrew Scott is an immersive neo-noir fever dream.
Kaitlyn Sze Tu, Contributing Writer May 1, 2024

Irish actor and internet darling Andrew Scott, most famous for his portrayal of the hot priest in “Fleabag” (2016), returns to television with director Steven Zaillian’s...

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Review: Tisch photography highlights individuality at senior thesis exhibition

The department’s culminating exhibition allows graduating students to challenge photographic traditions and highlight their unique artistic interests.
Eleanor Jacobs, Staff Writer April 30, 2024

Through a series of photographs and interactive installations, the ground floor Gulf + Western Gallery and eighth floor gallery of the Tisch School of the Arts displays the sum...

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Review: ‘Challengers’ volleys between on and off-court tension

Fear not, athletically challenged viewers: Luca Guadagnino’s new tennis drama centers on the sport, but the real heat is off the court.
Dani Biondi, Staff Writer April 30, 2024

Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino has mastered erotic subtext in his filmography; by means of cannibals in “Bones and All” and even peaches in “Call Me by Your Name,” his...