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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

Fringe Fall 2021

Fringe Fall 2021

November 24, 2021

(Staff Photo by Brooke Nguyen)

Party stories that we’re legally allowed to talk about

November 24, 2021

Dylan Campana  I was a senior in high school, going to a party on a Friday night in the Lower East Side. The basement was packed, the music was blasting and the crowd was denser than a rush hour subway...

(Staff Photo by Taylor Knight)

The Factory, revived

By Ashley Wu, Editor in Chief November 24, 2021

When I was 17, I saw Nan Goldin’s “Ballad of Sexual Dependency” at the Museum of Modern Art. Goldin’s photographs flashed across the screen as the pastoral chords of “I’ll Be Your Mirror”...

(Staff Photo by Taylor Knight)

Gallatin prof Julian Cornell on ’70s and ’80s punk, feuding with rockers, depressive aesthetics

By Joey Hung, Beauty & Style Editor November 24, 2021

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  I was born in 1966, so the first time I ever went to a club I was 13 — that would have been ’79. I was familiar with this club because I...

The Decker Building at 33 Union Square West served as the Factorys location from 1968 to 1973. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

The parties, drugs and porn of 33 Union Square West

By Sabrina Choudhary, Culture Editor November 24, 2021

I know Andy Warhol from his pop art of Marilyn Monroe and Campbell’s Soup, which I saw at The Whitney Museum of American Art as a first-year. According to my unbearable class readings (@Fredric Jameson),...

(Staff Photo by Ryan Walker)

Model and NYU student Jaylen Taylor on the East Village in the 2010s and 2020s, creating personal aesthetics

By Joey Hung, Beauty & Style Editor November 24, 2021

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  When I was younger, I would spend hours listening to 98.7 FM in Mississippi and they would play the stuff from the ’80s, ’90s and today....

After seeing his first drag show in New York, Gary began performing in drag himself as a creative outlet. (Photo by Sofia Lopez Arredondo)

From the fringes to the spotlight: The art of NYC drag

By Vivian Stockley, Contributing Writer November 24, 2021

Drag queens were some of Andy Warhol’s favorite muses. According to him, drag queens used to be “on the fringes” of heteronormative American society, but when the sexual liberation movement gained...

Professor Misha Danilin singing with his band M.D. and The Healers. (Image courtesy of Misha Danilin)

NYU lecturer Misha Danilin on ’90s and 2000s concert culture, his own bands and the importance of shopping for music

By Joey Hung, Beauty & Style Editor November 24, 2021

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  I wasn’t in a band when I lived in the Soviet Union. I mean, I was 18 and wanted to be in a band, but it just hadn’t happened yet. I really...

As only a college student in her penultimate year of studies in Steinhardts Music Business program, Piper Page has already released four songs and a music video. (Photo by Anna E. Henderson)

Taking a ‘Risk’: Piper Page breaks into the music scene

By Sydney Barragan, UTA Managing Editor November 22, 2021

Piper Page emerges onscreen in a floor-length red dress that looks like it was plucked from a 1920s movie premiere. Her lips are painted a coordinated shade, her hair styled in finger waves and her forearms...

(Staff photo by Taylor Knight)

Pyrite

By Taylor Knight, Deputy Exposures Editor November 8, 2021

I prayed. I went to church. My family believed in God. I thought I did as well. It was only when I discovered Greek mythology through Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series that I realized there was a gaping...

With two very important roles to fulfill, student parents face a difficult balance to maintain.

Unseen, overworked, underpaid: Student parents at NYU

By Ava Emilione, Contributing Writer November 8, 2021

With cutout paper hearts taped to the wall and a couple of mischievous cats climbing on her furniture, Jessica York’s Zoom background reveals a full house and a busy schedule. A third-year doctoral student...

Arts Issue 2021

Arts Issue 2021

October 22, 2021