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Brynn Cartelli performing at Brooklyn Steel on Feb. 10, 2023. (Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)

Q&A: Brynn Cartelli on her debut album, ‘OUT OF THE BLUE’

The pop star and Steinhardt student spoke to WSN about her powerhouse pop album, the color blue and artistic inspirations.
Eliana Brown, Contributing Writer February 27, 2024

American singer Brynn Cartelli is making a bold entrance into the pop scene with her debut album, “OUT OF THE BLUE,” which releases on March 1. Cartelli made a name for herself...

Rachel Zegler dressed as her character Lucy Gray Baird faces an area with rubble and a rooftop with a gaping hole in the middle.

Review: ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes’ soundtrack creates a world of haunting acoustics

The new prequel’s soundtrack features folk ballads that transport listeners straight to Panem.
Eliana Brown, Contributing Writer November 28, 2023

“The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes,” a new prequel film to “The Hunger Games” trilogy, features a soundtrack that enriches the storyline while matching...

Patrons browse the The New York Public Library gift shop. There are several tables filled with books.

The best NYC museum gift shops for the holiday season

Finding unique yet thoughtful presents can be difficult, but the city’s various museum gift shops might be the best hidden gems to solving this gift-giving conundrum.
Eliana Brown, Contributing Writer November 14, 2023

It’s no secret that New York City is home to incredible art museums. Most people have their favorite exhibits to visit on rainy weekends, but a much less talked about — yet...

A man with his head tilted back holding a microphone on a stage in front of a large crowd under red lights. Behind them is a man on a guitar.

Beyond NYU: Del Water Gap on exploring creative vulnerability

Since starting his music career in a student band at NYU, Samuel Holden Jaffe has ascended to indie stardom as Del Water Gap with hits like “Ode to a Conversation Stuck in Your Throat” and “High Tops.”
Eliana Brown, Contributing Writer October 26, 2023

Tisch alum Samuel Holden Jaffe dreamt of performing on national tours since he was 14. Now performing as Del Water Gap, Jaffe headlines shows around the country and performs alongside...

A man in a gray tank top stands looking out a white window with bars on the outside towards the street.

Review: Del Water Gap’s ‘I Miss You Already + I Haven’t Left Yet’ redefines longing

NYU alum Samuel Holden Jaffe’s newest album is a refreshingly honest exploration of the human psyche.
Eliana Brown, Contributing Writer October 11, 2023

Content warning: This article contains mentions of suicide and addiction. Del Water Gap’s sophomore album “I Miss You Already + I Haven’t Left Yet” makes vulnerability...

This is an illustration that features an open book page with scribbles and hearts drawn on it. To the right, there is one red book titled “The Book of Love,” and a green book on top of it titled, “POEMS.”

NYU’s creative writing program celebrates love with readings of admirable poems

NYU co-sponsored a love poetry reading at McNally Jackson Books’ new SoHo location, featuring work from Jericho Brown, Alex Dimitrov and Deborah Landau.
Eliana Brown, Contributing Writer October 2, 2023

On Sept. 20, in the children’s section of McNally Jackson Books’ new Prince Street location, a love poetry reading, co-sponsored by NYU’s creative writing program, was held....

Olivia Rodrigo wearing an all black outfit and rings that spell out ‘G.U.T.S.’

Review: Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘GUTS’ embodies the teenage girl experience

The pop star’s latest project is a mix of repetitive-yet-fiery anthems and powerful bedroom ballads.
Eliana Brown, Contributing Writer September 14, 2023

Olivia Rodrigo is back and more confident than ever on her second album “GUTS.” A little over two years after the release of her critically acclaimed debut album “SOUR”...

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