Washington Square News

Washington Square News

Washington Square News

All content by Afnan Abbassi
A large crowd of protestors at Washington Square Park holding up signs and Iranian flags. Some of the signs read “WOMAN LIFE FREEDOM,” “FREE IRAN,” and “IRAN 2022 REVOLUTION NO ISLAMIC! TO REPUBLIC!”

Opinion: Islam didn’t start the Iranian protests

While there has been widespread support for Iranian women’s rights, the media has misinterpreted the true intentions of these protests.
Nov 21, 2022

Following the murder of Mahsa Amini, protests rapidly spread across the globe from Washington Square Park to London. The attention that Iranian women have received in the media...

Two boys play with a soccer ball. On the left is a boy wearing a blue jersey and jeans on a bicycle. He is looking at the other boy, who is wearing a gray T-shirt and pants while reaching for the ball with his head.

Middle East Archive uses photography to break dehumanizing depictions

Middle East Archive offers candid portraits of Middle Eastern life and culture. 
Nov 9, 2022

Middle East Archive is an online record of photographs depicting everyday life in the Middle East. None of the images in the archive are staged; no one is forced to wear a turban...

Four large pieces of art on display in an exhibition venue lit up with red light. A large white art installation on display in an exhibition venue with purple walls and white ceiling.

Review: Artistic power in Kapwani Kiwanga’s ‘Off-Grid’ and Doreen Lynette Garner’s ‘REVOLTED’

The New Museum exhibits, “Off-Grid” and “REVOLTED,” employ unconventional approaches to exposing the abuse of higher authority.
Oct 17, 2022

Two of the New Museum’s most recent exhibits, Kapwani Kiwanga’s “Off-Grid” and Doreen Lynette Garner’s “REVOLTED,” are beautifully intriguing, raw representations...

The entrance of N.Y.U’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, with glass windows, and plants on the street outside.

Opinion: NYU doesn’t need to offer a Lana Del Rey course

Lana Del Rey’s influence on music and culture doesn’t necessarily make her worthy of a course at NYU.
Oct 14, 2022

NYU just announced a new course covering the life and work of Lana Del Rey, and I couldn’t be more confused. Lana Del Rey is a great artist; her music has been in my “On Repeat”...