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A portrait of Emily Genova.

Emily Genova, Deputy Managing Editor

Emily Genova is a junior studying Media, Culture, and Communication at Steinhardt. She spends her free time reading, obsessing over pop artists, and speed walking around campus. You can find her on Instagram @emilygenova or email her @[email protected]

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Collage of four illustrated books: on the top left is an illustration of a book cover filled with oranges under a plastic film. The title “BLISS MONTAGE Stories” lies on top of the film. On the top right is an illustration of a black book cover titled “POVERTY, BY AMERICA” on a light green background. On the bottom left is an illustration of a book cover with a black, bold line across it. A bee is in the top right corner, along with the title “The Bee Sting” written between the lines. On the bottom right is an illustration of a dark green book cover with a pink box in the center, titled “THE VIRGIN SUICIDES.” There are five dark green flowers in the box and one of them has a missing petal. A pink petal is in the bottom left corner.

Books beyond Bobst: A modern classic, a short story collection and more

Books beyond Bobst is a book-rec column highlighting what NYU students are reading now, outside of their classes. If you’re in need of a new read, look no further.

“The Bee Sting” by Paul Murray — Emily Genova, Deputy Managing Editor  This nearly 700-page novel follows an Irish family as they reckon with a failing family-run...

Four girls occupy a dorm room kitchen with a coffee machine on the left, a dish rack next to it, a sink in the middle and an oven with food inside it on the right.

How a dorm kitchen brought me closer to my roommates

Emily Genova, Deputy Managing Editor March 31, 2024

A collage of four movie posters. The upper left is a headshot of a man with his head down and the word MAESTRO above. The upper right is two men and a dog with the words “THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN” above them. The bottom left is a man with a sword next to him under the words “VALHALLA RISING.” The bottom right is two women collaged above a road with palm trees along the sides with the words “MULHOLLAND DRIVE.”

Inside the Boxd: ‘Maestro,’ ‘The Banshees of Inisherin,’ ‘Valhalla Rising’ and ‘Mulholland Drive’

Inside the Boxd is a weekly column documenting WSN staffers’ recent film reviews on Letterboxd. Grab some popcorn and get that watchlist ready!

With roughly 10 million site-wide users in 2023, including the likes of NYU alumni Martin Scorsese and Ayo Edebiri, Letterboxd has become the premier social media platform for...

An image of a N.Y.U. flag, with the color purple edited into pink.

Off-Third: NYU changes branding to save misled patients

After failing to secure its right over the color purple in hospital advertising, NYU has decided to make magenta its trademark shade.
Emily Genova, Deputy Managing Editor March 6, 2024

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. On Tuesday, March 5, after failing to claim purple for itself in a lawsuit against another hospital, NYU announced it would drop its trademark...

A model walking down a runway with a red dress that has a blue protruding hand and cat.

Abstract constructions and sleek streetwear take on NYFW

The second day of shows at Global Fashion Collective presented worldwide innovation and high contrast in design.
Emily Genova and Dharma Niles February 13, 2024

A collage of four books: on the top left is a book titled “Daughter: A Novel” written by Claudia Dey, with an abstract pink, red, orange and yellow shape with white sparks on its black cover; on the top right is a book titled “My Husband” by Maud Ventura, with a face with blue eyes, blonde hair and red lipstick on its cover; on the lower left is a book titled “Know My Name: A Memoir” by Chanel Miller, with a dark turquoise cover with three yellow lines across corners; on the lower right is a book titled “Cleopatra and Frankenstein” by Coco Mellors with a close-up of a woman’s face on its cover.

Books beyond Bobst: A story about a father and daughter, a book narrated by an obsessive wife, and more

Books beyond Bobst is a monthly book-rec column highlighting what NYU students are reading now, outside of their classes. If you’re in need of a new read, look no further.
Alexa Donovan, Julia Diorio, Emily Genova and Alisha Goel January 29, 2024

“Daughter” by Claudia Dey  — Alexa Donovan, Deputy Arts Editor  I am absolutely certain about only a few things in life, but one thing I am sure of is this: when...

A pink book cover with a black and white illustration of a person turning to smoke on a blue background. The cover reads “SLOW DAYS, FAST COMPANY THE WORLD, THE FLESH, AND L.A.” above “EVE BABITZ” and “INTRODUCTION BY MATTHEW SPECKTOR.” An illustration of a book cover which reads “ELIZA CLARK PENANCE” featuring three people sitting on a dock with one of them scribbled over. The cover is on top of a light pink background. An illustration of a yellow book cover featuring a face covered with white and blue flowers with the text “IF I HAD YOUR FACE” and “FRANCHES CHA”. The cover is placed over a green background. An illustration of a book cover which reads “THE SECRET HISTORY” and “DONNA TARTT” over an illustration of a male sculpture’s face. The cover is placed over a brown background.

Books beyond Bobst: A fictionalized memoir, a true crime-inspired novel and more

Books beyond Bobst is a monthly book-rec column highlighting what NYU students are reading now, outside of their classes. If you’re in need of a new read, look no further.

“Penance” by Eliza Clark — Emily Genova, Copy Chief “Penance” is a dream read for those who love true crime podcasts. The novel centers around the night that...

A crowd of students in a large lobby.

Off-Third: NYU to use students as human fire extinguishers following policy change

Through combat, singing and the NYU spirit, there’s a new way to fight fires — Violet-style.
Emily Genova, Copy Chief November 2, 2023

On Nov. 1, NYU administrators announced a new fire evacuation policy at the Paulson Center: not evacuating at all. Instead, when a fire alarm sounds, every student in the building...

A woman with blond hair and a black shirt which reads “L.O.M.L W.Y.A. R.N. ?” stands on a stage with a microphone under green lights. In front of her below is a crowd of people holding up cell phones.

Review: Reneé Rapp’s ‘Snow Hard Feelings’ Tour

With one special guest, two openers and three pairs of pants, Rapp returned to New York to perform with her own sound.
Natalie Thomas, Anna Baird-Hassell and Emily Genova November 2, 2023

From Broadway to Max to touring her debut album, “Snow Angel,” actress and singer Reneé Rapp has had a successful past five years. She originally rose to fame with her performance...

Taylor Swift performs standing with a guitar in hand. Swift wears a pink mid-length dress with layered ruffles as she sings into a standing microphone.

Ranked: Taylor Swift’s vault tracks

From devastating heartbreak ballads to solo-dance-party anthems, there is a vault track for everybody.
Emily Genova and Natalie Thomas October 25, 2023

This Friday, Taylor Swift is releasing her latest re-recording, “1989 (Taylor’s Version),” which will include five previously unreleased songs from that era — her “From...

Fans sang, danced and cheered throughout the film. (Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)

Review: Taylor Swift brings the stage to the big screen in The Eras Tour concert film

In this cinematic cut, the Eras Tour “Hits Different.”

Since Taylor Swift last filled stadiums with her “Reputation” tour, she has released four new albums: “Lover,” “folklore,” “evermore” and "Midnights.” Due to...

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