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Taylor Swift stands on a black platform onstage with a microphone in hand, surrounded by smoke and red light. A white spotlight shines on her as she performs, wearing a black bodysuit with one pant leg and sleeve as well as black boots.

What to know before you go: The Eras Tour

Swifties, here's the ultimate survival guide to seeing Taylor Swift in all of her eras. “1, 2, 3, let’s go bitch!”
Natalie Thomas and Manasa Gudavalli May 26, 2023

A photo of Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer eating ramen against a bookshelf.

In favor of smallness

Four years of editing the Washington Square News’ arts coverage have convinced me my task was trifling, but meaningful.
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor May 5, 2023

Consider this my coda. I have edited the Washington Square News’ arts desk since early 2020 in varying capacities. At times distant, other times immersed, generally distracted,...

An interior space surrounded on all sides by bookshelves. In the middle are two red chairs. In the background, a person wearing a black shirt stands in front of a bookshelf.

Independent bookstores that are better than the Strand

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on April 29 with some of our favorite local stores.

With the rise of Booktok, interest in reading is at an all-time high among young adults. Whether you’re an avid reader already or are looking to start a new habit, buying books...

An illustration of a light blue Cooley jukebox and a box of vinyl records labeled “ten dollars each.”

The best NYC record stores participating in Record Store Day

On April 22, celebrate your favorite record stores and artists with over 300 exclusive vinyl releases.
Ashley Simons, Contributing Writer Apr 21, 2023

Mark your calendars for this Saturday, April 22 — this year's annual Record Store Day. This holiday promotes independently owned record stores around the country by giving fans...

The façade of Judson Memorial Church, which has columns made of red bricks, stained windows and a cross at the top.

Greenwich Village church that supported abortion access in the ’60s continues activism

Judson Memorial Church, which has historically provided women with reproductive health care referrals, remains vocal in a post-Roe v. Wade world.
Clara Scholl, Arts Editor Apr 18, 2023

Judson Memorial Church is a little-known historic landmark nestled among NYU’s cluster of buildings around Washington Square. Founded by Edward Judson in 1890, the Baptist church’s...

An illustration of three burritos with different packaging against a pink circle with a checkered, green-and-white background.

8 NYC burritos worthy of the West Coast 

The endless hunt for good burritos on the East Coast can be exhausting. Here are some spots around the city that might just stop your search, just in time for National Burrito Day.
Clara Spray, Staff Writer Apr 6, 2023

As a New Mexico native, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect burrito on the East Coast — one that might just live up to those I can find on the other side of the Mississippi....

Koda Fraga and Leo Koulish sit together on the grass in Washington Square Park with the sun shining on them. They are holding each other and smiling at the camera.

Love in a time of transphobia

Five T4T couples talk to WSN about what love looks like, what the Trans Day of Visibility means to them, and how they navigate a world that increasingly seeks their erasure.
Adrita Talukder and Sasha DuBose Mar 31, 2023

Two people walk past an entrance of an building used by N.Y.U’s Tandon School of Engineering.

Guest Essay: The demise of NYU’s sustainability major

Students in the Sustainable Urban Environments major have been left in the dark by administration, while professors are hard at work fighting to keep sustainability a part of the curriculum.
Elaine Ly Mar 10, 2023

Elaine Ly is a mechanical engineering student at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering. After almost a year of little to no communication, students in the Sustainable Urban Environments...

The Hall of Languages, Hall of Philosophy and Gould Memorial Library serve as the original neo-Classical complex completed by Stanford White.

‘More like college’: When NYU had a campus in the Bronx

NYU's expansion of its Washington Square campus prompts reflection from a ‘62 alum of NYU's first female class at its campus in the Bronx neighborhood of University Heights.
Derek Kamakanaaloha Soong, Identity & Equity Editor Feb 27, 2023

Alan Grossman is pictured, wearing jeans, a navy blue quarter-zip sweater, a blue-and-white button-up shirt and clear glasses. He is sitting on a brown leather couch and holding a map. Behind him is a window with a white curtain facing the street.

‘Where is Greenwich Village?’ A mapmaker’s mission to document a storied neighborhood

Take a trip through the home and life of Greenwich Village’s mapmaker.
Susan Behrends Valenzuela, Editor-at-Large Feb 23, 2023

A man with black hair winces in the dark.

The case against ‘Whiplash’

We made a huge mistake giving this guy an Oscar.
Andre Garcia, Contributing Writer Feb 20, 2023

Nowadays, film discourse exists in a precarious space. From the film discussion side of Twitter, to YouTube video essays, to Letterboxd discussions, people tend to get evangelical...

N.Y.U president-designate Linda Mills hugs a woman wearing a black suit.

NYU’s new president on the university’s future and affirmative action

On the day she was announced as NYU’s next president, Linda Mills met with administrators and students at two meet-and-greet events and spoke to WSN about her appointment.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor Feb 16, 2023

Greeted with hugs and congratulations from dozens of administrators, Linda Mills, NYU’s next president, made her debut as president-designate on Wednesday afternoon. After the...