The Politics of Joy in ‘RIOT’

“RIOT,” Irish theater collective THISISPOPBABY’s multi-genre theater piece, is 100 minutes of spectacle –– both joyful and political –– as it pivots between deadly serious and ridiculously fun. Co-presented by NYU Skirball and the Irish...

Staff Recs: Best TV Friend Groups

In honor of Galentine’s Day passing and the Trader Joe’s wine bottles that followed, the WSN Staff compiled a list of our favorite friend groups on television. From the juvenile antics of Raven Baxter...

A Panic Room for the Pedantic

Through an inconspicuous door just south of Houston Street is a hideaway for New York’s foremost poindexters. In the midst of the Trump era brain drain, ‘physicists, professors and the generally pedantic’ have found...

Peter Hujar: A Lover and a Fighter

The Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art should all watch their backs because there’s a new kid on the block — the Morgan Library...

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...

NYUAD Exhibit Comes to Washington Square

A new photography exhibit portraying refugee life in Djibouti from NYU Abu Dhabi opened at 19 Washington Square North on Feb. 4. The photographs on display represent the work of professional photographer Nadia Benchallal,...

Finding Wealth of Humanity Through ‘Trinkets’

The Off-Broadway musical “Trinkets” is a non-stop party, but don’t get it twisted: this is a party with purpose, one not immediately realized upon entering the show’s neon-splashed Gene Frankel Theater. Playwright and director...

Hey Mama, Welcome (Back) to the ’60s

You say you want a revolution? Well, the counterculture movement is back, alive and well in Gottesman Exhibition Hall at the New York Public Library. The exhibit, “You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering...

The Beauty in ‘Eye of the Beholder’ Exhibit

Beauty comes through in “The Eye of the Beholder: Decade-Defining Lids, Lashes, and Brows,” or the NYU Costume Studies exhibit currently on display through NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. As its...

SAG Awards Sidestep the Big Issues

Hot on the heels of the politically charged 2018 Golden Globe Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards — film and TV accolades voted on by actors for actors — continued the discussion on gender...

Skirball Spices Up Spring Semester

A version of this article appeared in the Monday, Jan. 22 print edition. Email Matthew Holman at [email protected], projects and midterms will all shortly reenter the student body's subconscious and fuel immense mental suffering...

‘The Post’: A Q&A with Hanks, Spielberg and Streep

Throughout the course of American history, catalytic moments have frequently arisen, where everyday citizens have risked their lives, careers, reputations and even freedom to do what they believe is right. With “The Post,” Steven...
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