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Adrita Talukder

Adrita Talukder, Deputy Culture Editor

Adrita Talukder is a first-year planning to major in Comparative Literature. Coming from Central Pennsylvania, Adrita unfortunately has a strong affinity for flannels and worn jeans. In her spare time, you'll find her planning her next photoshoot or adding movies to her Letterboxd watchlist that she'll never end up watching. You can find Adrita @adritasphotos or @adrjta on Instagram.

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A collage shows, from left to right: Ella Bowie, J. Yueqiao Ma and Phoebe Satterwhite sit in their respective studios and pose for photos.

Meet 3 tattoo artists shaking up NYC’s tattoo scene

These artists are pushing the envelope of tattooing, and they’re doing it on their own.
Adrita Talukder and Olivia Liu May 5, 2023

Tattoos have taken a turn for the avant-garde. Modern American tattoo culture is evolving — the predominance of the American traditional style is diminishing, and more personal...

Three people hold a banner that reads “Contract Faculty United.” One of them has his fist raised in the air.

Photo: NYU labor groups stage May Day protest

May 2, 2023

NYU labor groups commemorate May Day at a rally near Bobst Library. (Adrita Talukder for WSN)

A crowd of people in Schwartz Plaza gathered for the N.Y.U. Contract Faculty Union’s May Day rally. They are holding signs and cheering.

Photo: NYU labor groups stage May Day protest

May 2, 2023

(Adrita Talukder for WSN)

Tagua owner Daniel Neisa sits in his shop’s workspace, in front of a wall covered in various beaded pieces of jewelry. He smiles for a photo while holding a keychain he made.

Photo: How South American vegetable ivory jewelry ended up in Brooklyn

Apr 13, 2023

Daniel Neisa in his workspace, surrounded by his jewelry. (Adrita Talukder for WSN)

A picture of the L.E.D. Tagua sign inside the shop. Displayed below are owner Daniel Neisa’s jewelry creations.

Photo: How South American vegetable ivory jewelry ended up in Brooklyn

Apr 13, 2023

An LED display shines inside, sporting the store's logo (Adrita Talukder for WSN)

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

Colin Huggins wearing all black playing a grand piano in the middle of a park. The piano’s paint is worn off on the edges and text “this machine kills fascists” is etched onto the paint in all caps.

Washington Square Park piano man may leave NYC 

After 20 years of street performances, the Washington Square Park classical pianist, who became houseless earlier this year, faces uncertainty regarding his future in the city as winter approaches.
Adrita Talukder, Deputy Culture Editor Dec 1, 2022

While walking through Washington Square Park, you’ll be greeted with a symphony of sounds. The ubiquitous chatter of voices, the falling cascade of the fountain, and of course,...

The storefront of the H Mart on 39 third Avenue in Manhattan with a poster of fruits and vegetables and text “WE NOW DELIVER!” under the H Mart logo.

Culture’s cult choices: H Mart

The best items to buy at H Mart, according to the most refined taste buds at WSN.

Whether we’re on our way to the WSN office or grabbing dinner on the way home, H Mart is the go-to place for food for the culture desk. H Mart is a New York City staple grocery...