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Washington Square News


A garden with green grass, chairs and stone paths, surrounds a shallow pool that children are playing in while adults watch. Behind the garden, there is a wall with barbed wire, guard towers and a large red-shingle roofed building.

Review: Why ‘The Zone of Interest’ asks you not to watch, but listen

“The Zone of Interest” is an experimental audiovisual portrait of Auschwitz that questions the nature of violence.
Tony Jaeyeong Jeong, Staff Writer Feb 6, 2024

The lights dim in the theater as “The Zone of Interest” is about to play. The audience puts away their phones, expecting an opening shot that might give them a hint of what's...

Members of Green Day lying on their backs on white lawn chairs. One member is lying upside down while the other two are upright with their legs bent. They are located in a garden with dead grass, sand, patchy flowers, and a white picket fence.

Review: ‘Saviors’ reignited Green Day’s punk rock spirit

Green Day’s newest studio album is a comfortable reminder that the band still has its punk spirit that fans love.
Brishti Sarkar, Contributing Writer Feb 5, 2024

2024 has already been a big year for Green Day, and it’s only February. The Oakland-based rock band has launched into the year with both a New Year’s controversy and a new...

Harry and Adam, played by Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott, stand in an elevator.

Review: ‘All of Us Strangers’ is a hauntingly bleak tale of grief and trauma

Featuring stellar performances and cinematography, Andrew Haigh’s latest film is a spiritual romance meant to be experienced, not enjoyed. “All of Us Strangers” is now showing in select theaters.
Juliana Guarracino, Culture Editor Feb 5, 2024

Spoiler warning: This article includes spoilers for “All of Us Strangers.” I am an avid believer that one of the best ways to watch a movie is to go in blind. Ideally, that...

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Hozier’s detailed lyricism brings back nostalgic Valentine’s Day

Unlike many other love songs circulating this season, the Irish singer-songwriter’s intimate lyrics and unique references keeps audiences feeling special this Valentine’s Day.
Skylar Boilard, Contributing Writer Feb 5, 2024

I have always loved Valentine’s Day as a kid. It was the day that I felt memorable and received individualized attention from my classmates. I would patiently wait for the holiday,...

An illustration of a laptop and a mug on a purple background. On the laptop is a child sitting in a car leaning outside the window. The foreground is a grassy field with a city background and above the car is the red title: “24 City.”

Off the Radar: ‘24 City’ and building over the ashes of industry

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “24 City” is available to stream on Kanopy.
Mick Gaw, Film & TV Editor Feb 2, 2024

Living in a metropolis like New York City means constantly witnessing a ceaseless commercial drive toward prosperity — a process defined by both creation and displacement. Structures...

Greta Gerwig getting interviewed on a stage. She and her interviewer are sitting on pink stools and smiling. A large printout of the Barbie “B” logo stands behind them.

The case for Greta Gerwig

“Barbie” snubs in the Oscar nominations have the internet in an uproar.
Julia Diorio, Music Editor Feb 2, 2024

The Oscar nominations for “Barbie” are out. Ryan Gosling was notably nominated for best supporting actor for his performance as Ken. More notably, Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie...

A woman with dark skin and brown curly hair wearing a red sweater, a pair of blue jeans and red sneakers smiles as she lounges back on a pale pink couch. A bucket of popcorn is in her right arm and a book named “Love Stories” lies on her leg.

Staff Recs: Mwah!

WSN’s Arts Desk spotlight their favorite swoon-worthy books, tunes and films to celebrate this Valentine’s Day.

Whether you’re excited for or dreading Valentine’s Day, we at the Arts Desk have compiled a wide range of romance-related media to get you through the holiday. We’ve got...

A man and woman standing face-to-face on a street at night time.

5 NYC movies to get you excited about being back on campus

The best movies for living your main-character life.
Julia Diorio, Mick Gaw, and Alexa Donovan Jan 31, 2024

For many students, our first taste of New York City was through the silver screen. Whether it was watching the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man trample through Midtown or Meg Ryan climax...

A woman with black hair wearing a black shirt stands behind a white podium in a lecture hall.

Xyza Cruz Bacani explores community and sacrifice in ‘Komunidad: Filipinos in the UAE’

The exhibit represents the lives of five workers, the complexity of their identities and experiences working in the UAE.
Leila Anderson, Contributing Writer Jan 31, 2024

On Monday, Jan. 29, the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York displayed a project by artist Xyza Cruz Bacani titled “Komunidad: Filipinos in the UAE.” Bacani, a Filipina photographer...

A collage of four books: on the top left is a book titled “Daughter: A Novel” written by Claudia Dey, with an abstract pink, red, orange and yellow shape with white sparks on its black cover; on the top right is a book titled “My Husband” by Maud Ventura, with a face with blue eyes, blonde hair and red lipstick on its cover; on the lower left is a book titled “Know My Name: A Memoir” by Chanel Miller, with a dark turquoise cover with three yellow lines across corners; on the lower right is a book titled “Cleopatra and Frankenstein” by Coco Mellors with a close-up of a woman’s face on its cover.

Books beyond Bobst: A story about a father and daughter, a book narrated by an obsessive wife, and more

Books beyond Bobst is a monthly book-rec column highlighting what NYU students are reading now, outside of their classes. If you’re in need of a new read, look no further.

“Daughter” by Claudia Dey  — Alexa Donovan, Deputy Arts Editor  I am absolutely certain about only a few things in life, but one thing I am sure of is this: when...

A faded, sepia-tinted film photograph with eight figures in medieval costumes. The figures stand in the middle of the road with vehicles and city buildings in the background.

Q&A: Brazilian filmmaker Kleber Mendonça Filho on the changing tides of cinema

WSN spoke with Mendonça about his latest project, “Pictures of Ghosts,” a documentary that captures film culture in flux.
Mick Gaw, Film & TV Editor Jan 26, 2024

Kleber Mendonça Filho often uses his camera to spotlight the displaced and the forgotten. Whether it was in his critically acclaimed debut feature “Neighboring Sounds,” or...

An illustration of a laptop and a mug on a purple background. On the laptop is an image of a woman and a man eating noodles with chopsticks.

Off the Radar: Ramen, ambition and love in ‘Tampopo’

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “Tampopo” is available to stream on Kanopy and Max.
Mick Gaw, Film & TV Editor Jan 26, 2024

As NYU students find themselves reluctantly scurrying past frozen patches of sewage on their way to an 8 a.m. class, they all yearn for summer warmth. While a sunny picnic at the...

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