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Clio McConnell

Clio McConnell, Editor-at-Large

Clio McConnell is a senior in the College of Arts and Science, studying Dramatic Literature and Classics. When she's not reading plays or casually translating Latin, she's probably lamenting the Chicago Cubs' terrible record and baking cookies to remedy the disappointment. She has been at WSN since her first semester, never straying far from the Arts desk, which is a convenient excuse to geek out about superhero movies. She counts as one of her greatest accomplishments the fact that she can quote Ferris Bueller's Day Off in its entirety.

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[UPDATED] Play aims at stigma of disabled actors

April 29, 2015
The Off-Broadway troupe Theater Breaking Through Barriers aims to advance artists with disabilities. In "The Unexpected Guest," the theater successfully integrates disabled artists with more able-bodied ones.
Jules OConner

Jules O’Connor

December 11, 2014

Even after a long day of student government work, Jules O’Connor is all smiles on Dec. 4 as she leads the monthly University Committee on Student Life meeting, introducing speakers...

‘Signal Failure’ pleases as triumph of candor

‘Signal Failure’ pleases as triumph of candor

November 5, 2014
"Signal Failure" looks at missed connections and subway soulmates
Buzz follows the efforts of a pregnant woman and her playwright boyfriend to rid their apartment of the flies infesting the outside world. Funny and harrowing, its a fast-paced story of love and art in a time of global warming.

Play has audience heads buzzing

November 3, 2014
Benjamin Kunkel's new play is an irreverent exploration of how theater goes unappreciated by the masses.
The performers shine in the latest rendition of On the Town.

‘On the Town’ excites with helluva show

October 30, 2014
The latest rendition of "On the Town" shines because of its performers.
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Play examines abilities of brain

September 24, 2014
"Valley of Astonishment" is a remarkable look at synesthesia
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‘Man in the Moon’ lands between comedy and tragedy

September 17, 2014
"Man in the Moon's" bleak premise explores the value of life
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Tisch School of the Arts Commencement

May 23, 2014

Friday, May 23 11 a.m. Radio City Music Hall 1620 Avenue of the Americas 950 bachelor degree graduates The talent in the room was palpable at the Tisch School of the Arts...

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Unpublished works spark debate

April 23, 2014

When celebrated Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez passed away on April 17, his legacy included more than just his status as one of the most prominent magic realists. The...

Arts Issue: Letter from the editor

Arts Issue: Letter from the editor

April 10, 2014

With the rise of hipster culture, ever-present in New York in general and at NYU in particular, it has become fashionable to dislike something for being mainstream. Kids have always...

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Ives’ ‘Heir Apparent’ succeeds beyond obvious laughs

April 8, 2014

Most dramas on stage, as in life, can be traced back to love or money. When these themes are combined with both high and low comedy, as well as good acting and a gorgeous set,...

Captain America: Winter Soldier doubles as chilling political thriller

‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’ doubles as chilling political thriller

April 3, 2014

Superhero movies necessarily straddle the line between extravagance and realism. When that particular superhero is Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, who fought as a medically...

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Up-and-Comer | Catherine Geller

March 27, 2014

It might be old news at this point, but the entertainment business is tough to cope with. Expectations are high and tensions are higher, with everyone trying to fit a part...

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Pearl Theatre Company mounts faithful production of ‘No Exit’

March 11, 2014

Most people who believe in Hell agree that it is a place of constant suffering. But Jean-Paul Sartre’s classic play “No Exit” defies those who think a devil with horns...

Debating Allen: Separating art from artist

Debating Allen: Separating art from artist

February 5, 2014

Dylan Farrow recently published an open letter in The New York Times that calls attention to sexual assault allegations she had made against her adoptive father Woody Allen....

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Broadway inspired by varied source material

February 4, 2014

In the age of prolific publication, creating original products can be a challenge. This year, the Broadway community is lifting ideas from other media and retrofitting them...

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NYU community mourns alumnus Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 2, 2014

The Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died in his New York City apartment yesterday around 11:30 a.m. The cause of death appears to be a drug overdose as Hoffman,...

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ARTS ISSUE: Creators make ‘Sleepy Hollow’ laughable, annoying

December 5, 2013

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” Washington Irving’s 1820 short story, has been adapted numerous times. Tim Burton’s film is probably the most famous, but many minds...

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Greek tragedy Hercules adapted for modern audiences

April 16, 2013

  To many people, Greek tragedy may seem foreign and off-putting. But Peter Meineck, founder of the Aquila Theatre Company and professor of classics and ancient studies...

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Eran Creevy plays with film conventions in ‘Punch’

March 26, 2013

  Writer and director Eran Creevy’s “Welcome to the Punch” is not an unconventional action movie, but it carries out the conventions quite effectively. This...

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Gramercy Green residence hall

March 6, 2013

  Click on the image above to see more pictures of Gramercy Green residence hall.  Gramercy Green residence hall, sometimes called “Glamercy,” is known to most...

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Riveting performances steal the stage in ‘Vandal’

February 12, 2013

With “The Vandal,” new playwright Hamish Linklater, better known for his acting roles in plays like “Seminar” and television series like “The New Adventures of Old...

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Digital age must not abandon pen, paper

December 6, 2012

In this tech-savvy day and age, we might as well be living in the world described by last century’s science fiction novels. Our lives have been streamlined, automated and electrified....

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‘The Heiress’ fails to ascend to royal heights

November 6, 2012

This November, “The Heiress” transports theatergoers back to the mid-19th century. Moisés Kaufman directs a cast of talented, well-known actors in this revival, which is based...

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Michael Shannon, unique staging are saving graces

October 4, 2012

For a show with such a tame premise, “Grace,” a Broadway play ostensibly about Minnesotan religious followers, quickly becomes surreally vicious. The Minnesotans are Steve...