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Interactive Arts

Two art prints hang on a white wall. They are both mustard yellow with the print on the right having the word “Adios”

Review: MoMA honors Ed Ruscha’s creative play on words

Created to commemorate six decades of artistic endeavors, “ED RUSCHA / NOW THEN” showcases the artist’s portfolio and impact within the pop art sphere.
Eleanor Jacobs, Contributing Writer Dec 1, 2023

For Ed Ruscha, words are more than captions or simply stylized prints on canvases — they serve as the art themselves. Ruscha’s creativity spans mediums and decades alike, and...

A collection of artwork is hung up in front of an orange background, with the exhibition name “ALLOW ME TO GATHER MYSELF” and description on the left.

The Latinx Project’s current exhibition allowed me to reflect on the diasporic histories of Latinx people

Mildred Beltré’s drawings are on display in 20 Cooper Square in “Allow Me to Gather Myself” until Dec. 7.
Diana C. Sánchez González, Contributing Writer Nov 17, 2023

After moving from Puerto Rico, I found that New York City was a drastic change from the place I’ve always called home, but I still see traces of my culture and other Latinx communities...

Three colorful dresses are hanging on white hangers. The dress on the left is yellow with silver beads, the one in the middle is purple, pink, orange, and blue, and the one on the right is cream-colored with colorful stripes and circles.

Review: New House of Chloé exhibition guides us through groundbreaking fashion eras

"Mood of the moment: Gaby Aghion and the house of Chloé," currently on display at The Jewish Museum, chronicles the iconic brand’s different eras, from its 1952 creation to the present day.
Alexa Donovan, Deputy Arts Editor Nov 13, 2023

With banana hands holding up boobs, shrimp-printed jeans, dress-patterned dresses and hand-painted gowns, “Mood of the moment: Gaby Aghion and the house of Chloé” is the museum...

A white wall in a corridor with the words “Sanford Biggers Meet Me on the Equinox” printed on it. The corridor leads to an exhibition space.

Sanford Biggers’ ‘Meet Me on the Equinox’ reclaims repatriation

The Marianne Boesky Gallery will feature artist Sanford Biggers’ exhibition through Oct. 14.
Giuliana Brida, Contributing Writer Oct 5, 2023

Chelsea’s art aficionados gathered for an evening brimming with artistic enchantment on Sept. 7 at the opening of artist Sanford Biggers’ new solo installation “Meet Me on...

A still from the video game Return to Monkey Island depicts a locksmith wearing a pair of black goggles, standing behind the counter of a workshop. The workshop is decorated with various keys.

Review: ‘Return to Monkey Island’ is a nostalgic pirate adventure game

The latest revamp in the “Monkey Island” series recovers the glory of the patient point-and-click. “Return to Monkey Island” is available on Nintendo Switch, macOS and Windows.
Ferris Elaraby, Contributing Writer Oct 21, 2022

Point-and-click video games were particularly popular in the ‘90s. As the name suggests, players point and click on different elements of the games’ environments in order to...

An illustration of a man holding a gun and wearing a khaki trench coat. Behind him there is a mill, and to the left there is text: “Call of Duty Vanguard Warzone Season Two.”

‘Call of Duty’ brings subtle yet impactful changes with new season

With season two’s arrival comes a plethora of updates to “Warzone” and “Vanguard” that add innovative content, alter gameplay, and fix old glitches (but not without adding some new ones).
Brian Savino, Contributing Writer Mar 31, 2022

“Call of Duty: Vanguard," and “Call of Duty: Warzone" are the two active installments in the “Call of Duty” first-person shooter franchise. But not much has changed since...

Developed by 343 Industries, “Halo Infinite” is the newest installment in the “Halo” franchise. The game has successfully blended familiar aspects of “Halo” with modern first-person shooter elements. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

‘Halo Infinite’ multiplayer: the revival of a franchise

After years of anticipation, “Halo Infinite” multiplayer has been released with a fun factor that masterfully combines series traditions with novel first-person shooter elements.
Brian Savino, Contributing Writer Dec 8, 2021

There has been immense pressure for the Halo franchise to return to its roots after fans experienced years of disappointment from developers. The newest installment’s multiplayer...

“Call of Duty: Vanguard,” the newest installment in the “Call of Duty” series, will be released on Nov. 5. The multiplayer beta, which allowed players to try the game’s multiplayer mode before release, proves to be promising despite a few issues. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Review: ‘Call of Duty: Vanguard’ beta revives the first-person shooter

Although the “Vanguard” beta had its problems, it shows promise for the series as long as the developer makes some necessary changes.
Brian Savino, Contributing Writer Oct 18, 2021

It’s mind-blowing that developers have churned out a new “Call of Duty” game almost every year since 2003. As November approaches, fans are dutifully preparing for the latest...

Though historical revisionism is an issue in video games, taking liberties with the details can enhance the game play experience. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

‘Call of Duty: Vanguard’ demands historical distortion

Brian Savino, Contributing Writer Sep 20, 2021

The spread of misinformation is as rampant as ever, and video games are no exception to this. Despite the need for historical accuracy in both scientific and political fields revolving...

Video games depend on delivery on many different fronts. Stars Wars: Battlefront II is close to that but not quite. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ lacks gameplay balance

Video game success is dependent upon numerous factors, and “Star Wars Battlefront II” delivers on all fronts — except gameplay balance.
Brian Savino, Contributing Writer Sep 15, 2021

As the technology behind video games advances, developers are eager to incorporate the best graphics, audio and cosmetics into their games. But these aspects are not the only things...

Former Bethesda lead artist Nathan Purkeypile spoke to WSN on working on “Skyrim” and the “Fallout” series. With over 14 years of experience, Purkeypile has a long established a name for himself. (Image courtesy of Nathan Purkeypile)

Former Bethesda lead artist discusses working on ‘Skyrim’ and the ‘Fallout’ series

Having worked at the studio for over 14 years, Nate Purkeypile reflects on his time designing some of the most beloved RPGs of all time.
Nathan Chizen, Video Games Editor Apr 29, 2021
Having worked at the studio for over 14 years, Nate Purkeypile reflects on his time designing some of the most beloved RPGs of all time.
Before Your Eyes features a unique gameplay set in the afterlife guided by a ferryman. Players move through the story with blinking tracked by webcam. (Staff Illustration by Debbie Alalade)

‘Before Your Eyes’ encourages its players to be more present

“Before Your Eyes” uses our real-time blinks to control the outcome of its story.
Nathan Hughes, Contributing Writer Apr 23, 2021

I wouldn’t consider myself to be a gamer. In fact, I had not played an entire video game in years, before sitting down this week to play Will Hellwarth and Skybound Games’...

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