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Alexa Spieler

Alexa Spieler, Arts Editor

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The Cerny Brothers discuss artistic progress

April 30, 2015
The Cerny Brothers, the Americana quartet, will be releasing "Sleeping Giant" on May 12. Robert Cerny, Scott Cerny, Robert Anderson and Alby Hickman of The Cerny Brothers discussed the upcoming album and the recording process for it with WSN.
Kerslake’s film, “As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM” premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Director discusses DJ AM documentary

April 28, 2015
DJ AM appeared to have it all at the peak of his career, but behind his musical success resided frequent struggles with drug addiction. In the film “As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM,” director Kevin Kerslake addresses the challenges that AM faced, along with his altruistic goals.
HBO featured one of Jenks’ films while he was a sophomore at NYU.

Alumnus talks Tribeca, dropping out

April 22, 2015
Andrew Jenks, a former NYU student, currently has two films playing at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival — "dream/killer" and "All-American Family." Jenks spoke with WSN to discuss what he learned at NYU and how he hopes his two films will impact audiences.
Art-ivism Issue

Art-ivism Issue

April 9, 2015

  As progressive as today’s society appears to be, spaces about stigmatized issues like mental health, racial injustices, LGBTQ rights or the unequal representation...

New age feminism in ‘Gigi’

New age feminism in ‘Gigi’

April 8, 2015
Vanessa Hudgens empowers females in the Broadway production of "Gigi."
J. Cole speaks up for Ferguson

J. Cole speaks up for Ferguson

April 8, 2015
Following Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, J. Cole grew to be at the forefront of activism with his song "Be Free."
The show, presented by NYU’s Student Senator Council, marked the second day of Violet 100: The NYU Spirit Week.

Chance the Rapper takes on NYU

February 25, 2015
As a part of Violet 100, NYU's official spirit week, Chance the Rapper & The Social Experiment took over the off-campus venue, Webster Hall.
Kanye West’s rant takes center stage

Kanye West’s rant takes center stage

February 11, 2015
Kanye West's antics at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards demonstrate that the rapper fails to respect artistry, contrary to his words against supporting Beck.

Kanbar returns with first screening

January 29, 2015
The Kanbar Event Series will be hosting a screening of "Little Accidents" on Jan. 29, a film that was written and directed by NYU alumna, Sara Colangelo.

Pop trio creates female anthem

November 6, 2014
"Bang Bang" boasts confident female collaboration
Gavin DeGraw released his greatest hits album, Finest Hour: The Best of Gavin DeGraw.

Gavin DeGraw talks collaborations, songs

October 29, 2014
In honor of his new greatest hits album, Gavin DeGraw talks about collaborating with Harry Styles and more
Ryan Key plays during Yellowcards sixth Vans Warped Tour. Key sat down for a Q&A with WSN.

Yellowcard lead singer shares thoughts on band’s future

October 16, 2014
Yellowcard lead guitarist Ryan Key talks about "Lift a Sail"
Chris Brown releases sixth studio album

Chris Brown releases sixth studio album

September 16, 2014
"X" marks a comeback for Chris Brown
Artist, musician travels across America, explores tattoo culture

Artist, musician travels across America, explores tattoo culture

September 4, 2014
The rapper and tattoo artist discusses his "Inked in America" tour.
Houghton returns to New York

Houghton returns to New York

September 2, 2014
The pop singer talks about her brand of feminism and her Texas roots.
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Navigating the City

August 24, 2014

The characters on “How I Met Your Mother” once contemplated what constitutes being a New Yorker, arguing over whether you were once you have seen Woody Allen, stolen a...