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Washington Square News

All content by Clara Scholl
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Q&A: Molly Neuman, from Bratmobile drummer to Riot grrrl legend & music business innovator

WSN spoke with Molly Neuman about Bratmobile, “riot grrrl” fanzine, diversity in the music scene and the current state of reproductive rights in America.
May 4, 2022

The story of riot grrrl would be incomplete without Molly Neuman and Bratmobile, an American punk band active in the ’90s. Not only did they pioneer the movement, but also...

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Q&A: Le Tigre’s Johanna Fateman on riot grrrl culture, past and present

WSN spoke with Johanna Fateman about the riot grrrl scene in the 1990s, North Carolina, and getting Le Tigre back together for an upcoming performance.
May 2, 2022

What do you get when you combine electronic rock, 1990s New York City and the riot grrrl movement? None other than Le Tigre, of course. The American electronic rock band was...

An illustration of David Copperfield.

An interview with David Copperfield

Encyclopedia entry at 12, NYU professor at 16, television star at 18: the early career of illusionist and performer David Copperfield.
March 7, 2022

Surely, if you walked into your first class of the semester and discovered your professor was 16 years old, you’d be surprised. NYU students in the late 1970s enrolled in “The...

NYU Divest members sit in on the 12th floor of Bobst Library waiting to confront university administrators in 2015. (Photo by Lexi Faunce)

Opinion: NYU investors must commit to sustainability

From divesting to uplifting clean energy initiatives, NYU’s board of trustees must increase the sustainability and transparency of their investment decisions.
February 2, 2022

In 2015, NYU’s student body led an “NYU Divest” campaign urging the administration and board of trustees to stop investing the university’s endowment in fossil fuels. Prompted...

Vasily Kandinskys artworks draw from the peculiarities of his environment for emotive value. (Photo by Clara Scholl)

Review: Guggenheim’s Kandinsky exhibition uncovers layers of the abstract artist’s evolution

Each step around the Guggenheim’s spiral ramp reveals a different layer of Vasily Kandinsky’s groundbreaking career. “Vasily Kandinsky: Around the Circle” is currently on view at the Guggenheim until September 2022.
January 31, 2022

As Vasily Kandinsky’s paintings turn further away from visual reality and deeper into the abstract, reflecting not only his artistic progression but also his politicization,...

Hovey Burgess is a former circus performer and recently retired NYU circus arts professor. Although he has retired, his life has been anything but boring. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

A former NYU circus professor’s lifelong juggling act

Hovey Burgess discusses retirement, showbiz and his upcoming movie about a foot-juggling polar bear.
November 8, 2021

Sitting at his permanently reserved table next to the stage at a Lower East Side neo-burlesque house, Hovey Burgess held a glass of milk — his beverage of choice — and fiddled...