‘The Moscow Rules’: A Subtle and Declassified Account of the CIA

Editor’s Note: The facts presented in “The Moscow Rules” were not independently verified by WSN. The following is a review of the book as it is presented. In the chaos of mass hysteria and pasta...

Staff Recs: Movies That Can Be Enjoyed Despite Knowing the Twist

With the recent contention over spoilers in "Game of Thrones" and "Avengers: Endgame," the Arts Desk has decided to rebel against this paranoia and go all in on some great cinematic twists. You've probably...

Broke People Play Festival Prioritizes Process and Inclusivity

“Mosaics.” “Pansies.” “Depression Flocks to Black Youths Much Like Moths to Flames.” “A Young Adult Novel by Some White Guy.” These are some of the titles of the short plays that will be showcased...

‘Aamis’ Team on Their Flesh-Eating Romance at Tribeca

For all the surprises it holds, “Aamis,” writer and director Bhaskar Hazarika’s latest film, looks regrettably generic at first glance. A married clinician named Nirmali (Lima Das) and a younger man, Ph.D. scholar Sumon...
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Is Netflix’s Next Step a Deep Dive Into the Film Industry?

As awards season approaches, more films are beginning their campaigns in hopes of an Oscar. Meanwhile, the debate over whether streaming services’ films should be considered for these prestigious awards has also popped back...

MoMA Welcomes Paintings by Tarsila do Amaral

Brazilian painter Tarsila do Amaral was born in São Paulo, where she studied piano, sculpture and drawing. In 1920, she moved to Paris to study at Académie Julian, a private art school for painting...

Indie Rockers Now, Now Make a Comeback on Their Own Terms

Riding the tail end of the late ’00s indie-rock revival, Minnesota-based band Now, Now seemed to meet the perfect criteria for success in 2012: a critically acclaimed sophomore album, several international tours and a...

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: May 3 to 5

The end of the semester — and finals season — is fast approaching. I’m sure many of us could use a little distraction from the stress of studying, so check out one of these...

Walk the Moon album sounds too familiar

Depending on the listener, Walk the Moon’s freewheeling tunes about lust, cars and self-reproach could be achingly relatable or irritatingly melodramatic. In its self-titled debut in 2012, the poppy quartet situated itself at the...

Staff Recs: Best Disney Channel Original Movies

We’ve talked about some of our favorite childhood Disney series, but let’s not forget how one of our favorite channels was churning out classic T.V. movies at this time as well.

‘Elite’ Season Two Explores the Secret Lives of Spanish Prep School Students With New...

The cliffhanger in the season one finale of “Elite” left fans with many questions. Namely, how will a show that spent the whole season building up to a murder retain the same level of...

Earl Sweatshirt ‘Fires Up’ Irving Plaza

Thebe Kgositsile, better known as Earl Sweatshirt, returned to New York City Saturday to put on an unforgettable sold-out show at Irving Plaza, his first concert in the city in almost two years. Though...
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