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

Washington Square News


Two mannequins in front of a wall that says “ANNA WINTOUR COSTUME CENTER” and “WOMEN DRESSING WOMEN.” One mannequin wears a white dress and one wears a black dress.

Review: The Met’s ‘Women Dressing Women’ is a feminist approach to analyzing fashion history

The Costume Institute’s fall 2023 exhibition honors the legacy of women working in fashion from 1900 through today.
Alexa Donovan, Deputy Arts Editor Feb 22, 2024

A man with dreads plays the guitar while singing into a microphone.

Review: ‘Bob Marley: One Love’ is only pleasing to the ear

While the recently released biopic recreates some of the magic from Bob Marley’s music, it fails to thoughtfully explore the reggae superstar’s legacy.
Tony Jaeyeong Jeong, Staff Writer Feb 22, 2024

Renowned Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley was a multidimensional cultural icon. Dubbed the “King of Reggae,” he was a pioneer in the Reggae music scene who constantly...

An abstract painting with white, black, yellow, pink and orange placed on a white wall.

‘Desert + Coast’ is a vivid showcase of women’s contributions to Aboriginal culture

This exhibition represents the contemporary art practices of senior Indigenous Australian women painters and their connection to autonomy, culture and homeland. It is on view until Feb. 24.
Leila Anderson, Contributing Writer Feb 21, 2024

The collective art exhibition “Desert + Coast: Seven Elder Aboriginal Painters” displays and challenges women’s contributions to Indigenous art. The paintings depict Aboriginal...

An illustration of a white book cover with colorful squares and a person putting socks on. “GOOD MATERIAL” and “DOLLY ALDERTON” are written in the colorful squares.

Review: Dolly Alderton’s ‘Good Material’ turns heartbreak into comedy

The bestselling “Everything I Know About Love” author adds clever twists to the romantic comedy by exploring 30-something life, the male psyche and romantic failure.
Lulu Chatterjee, Contributing Writer Feb 21, 2024

Author Dolly Alderton is no stranger to spinning life’s misfortunes into comedic gold, and her newest novel, “Good Material,” — released at the end of January — is a...

A front entrance with the text “Electric Lady Studios” written in a retro white font on two reflective walls.

‘An exploitative environment’: The interns behind Electric Lady Studios

Julia Diorio, Music Editor Feb 20, 2024
Student interns expecting to gain hands-on experience in the music industry told WSN they were made to do janitorial and administrative work at the renowned recording studio.
An illustration of the “Poor Things” protagonist, Bella Baxter, with a light purple film strip in the background. Bella is cut into pieces, with her brain outside of her body, and is running.

‘Poor Things’ argues to be human is to be monstrous

Subverting genre and reflecting the classics prior, “Poor Things” proposes what a modern monster movie should look like.
Liv Steinhardt, Contributing Writer Feb 16, 2024

In the popular discourse regarding “Poor Things,” audiences have repeatedly tried to categorize this label-rejecting film. A quick Google search finds “Poor Things” labeled...

A red mug and a laptop with a blue-toned image of a woman applying lipstick to another woman.

Off the Radar: Feminism, race and gender in ‘The Big City’

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “The Big City” is available to stream on Kanopy and Max.
Yezen Saadah, Deputy Managing Editor Feb 16, 2024

The conflict between the old and new is a recurring theme in most, if not all, of Bengali filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s films. Since the start of his filmography with the 1955 classic...

Six photos in white frames hang on a dark red wall.

Review: ‘In Loving Memory’ explores the veteran experience through photography

NYU’s Gallatin Galleries is currently showcasing Brooklyn-based artist Khidr Joseph’s solo exhibition that highlights his grandfather’s experiences in the Vietnam War.
Eleanor Jacobs, Staff Writer Feb 15, 2024

Brooklyn-based street artist Khidr Joseph’s photograph “Family Heirloom” depicts an extended hand with a military dog tag hanging from its fingers. The large scale and intense...

A blonde woman wearing a white dress stands outside a restaurant at night.

Review: ‘How to Have Sex’ is not a tutorial, sadly

Molly Manning Walker’s directorial debut is a raw examination of our youth’s troubling sexual culture.
Stephanie Wong, Arts Editor Feb 14, 2024

Content warning: This article contains discussions of sexual assault. Asking your friends if they’d want to come see “How to Have Sex” with you is a surefire way to get...

A corkboard with handwritten notes pinned on it.

Review: ‘On Selfhood: Young Lesbians within the Margins’ creates an archive of lesbians today

The exhibition, created by NYU alum Olivia Newsome and co-curated by two recent NYU graduates, is showing at The Center through May 26.
Adrita Talukder, Contributing Writer Feb 14, 2024

Currently on view at The Center, a historic community center for LGBTQ+ New Yorkers, “On Selfhood: Young Lesbians Within the Margins” is an exhibition expanding the scope of...

A man wearing protective goggles looks through a small circular window that is emitting bright light.

The case against ‘Oppenheimer’

Leading the pack with 13 Oscar nominations, including best picture, it’s time to ruffle some Nolan-heads and reassess the biopic.
Dani Biondi, Staff Writer Feb 13, 2024

Content warning: This article contains mentions of suicide and suicidal ideation. It’s hard to ignore Christopher Nolan’s success as a filmmaker. With eight Academy Award...


Lovely books to read or gift this Valentine’s Day

Whether you're looking for a fictional valentine or a gift for your date, here’s a list of books that will never fail.
Diana C. Sánchez González, Staff Writer Feb 13, 2024

Heart-shaped chocolate boxes, red roses, romantic playlists and red-lipped stained kisses are all reminiscent of the beloved Valentine’s Day. February always becomes an inevitable...

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