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From left to right: Noelle Scaggs, Michael Fitzpatrick, John Wicks, Joe Karnes, Jeremy Ruzumna and James King all dressed in semi-casual outfits, posing in front of a colorfully patterned background.

Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums on his musical philosophy and upcoming tour

Michael Fitzpatrick discusses success within the music industry and the resurgence of “Out of My League” on TikTok. 
Jan 30, 2023

With over 400 million streams on “Out of My League” and 200 million on "HandClap,” Fitz and the Tantrums has everyone singing along, regardless of age. The band is composed...

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Barbershop by day, dance club by night: Astor Place Hairstylists

Astor Place Hairstylists, a New York City institution, recently broke into the party scene with help from NYU sophomore Quincy Davis.
Dec 12, 2022

I walk past Astor Place Hairstylists on my way to class every week, and I have always admired their sign: “We speak Italian, Russian, Greek, Spanish, French, Polish, Uzbek, Farsi,...

A road sign that reads “the letter E 22 Street” and “Third Avenue” is hung on a wall filled with Christmas decorations.

Rolf’s NYC: Christmas sleigh or neigh?

Relatively ignored during the off-season, Rolf’s is packed until closing from November to January. Do the reviews and social media exposure live up to they hype at this German bar?
Dec 5, 2022

Christmas in New York is famous for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular show, its Rockefeller Center decorations and window displays galore. As a born and raised New Yorker, even...

Greyson Chance wearing a black turtleneck sweater stands at a corner of a room. There are two shadows of him on the two walls behind him. The photo is in black and white.

Q&A: Greyson Chance on his music comeback and prioritizing mental health

Singer-songwriter Greyson Chance gets candid about his new era of music and his most recent album. He is playing at Gramercy Theatre on Friday, Dec. 2.
Dec 1, 2022

If you didn’t see singer-songwriter Greyson Chance’s cover of “Paparazzi” back in 2010, you probably lived under a rock. His middle school talent show performance in Oklahoma...

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How to order an NYC bagel the right way

New York City is famous for its bagels. Here’s how to act like a pro at the counter.
Nov 30, 2022

New York City is famous for having the best bagels in the world. There’s nothing like a good bagel in the morning to jump-start that 8 a.m., but if you’re new to the city,...

An illustration of TikToker Caleb Simpson. He has brown hair and is wearing a navy Yankee hat and pink hoodie. Simpson is standing in front of two brownstone buildings.

How much is rent in New York City?

An interview with TikTok’s Caleb Simpson on the wealth disparity within New York City communities.
Nov 23, 2022

From left to right: A man with brown hair wearing a gray jacket with grid patterns and a white T-shirt. A man with dark hair wearing a blue T-shirt with an unintelligible logo, a black jacket and black pants. A man with dark hair wearing a white T-shirt, a green jacket and beige pants. They stand in front of a cyan-colored wall with a half-opened, white grid door.

Q&A: New Rules discuss TikTok fame and their boy band identity

WSN sat down with the U.K. and Irish boy band to talk about their new song, music tastes and favorite type of pasta.
Nov 21, 2022

Not to be confused with the Dua Lipa song, New Rules is everything you’d want from a United Kingdom-based boy band. Alec McGarry, Nathan Lambert and Ryan Meaney first broke...

An illustration of a vinyl record on which the image of a man with a beard and long black hair is imprinted. He is wearing black jeans, a dark green T-shirt, and a light gray long-sleeve button-up, and is standing in a grassy field with mountains in the background. A Great Dane sits next to him on the right.

Review: Noah Kahan encapsulates the beauty of heartbreak, healing and the New England fall on ‘Stick Season’

After Noah Kahan’s backyard video of his single “Stick Season” went viral on TikTok, fans waited with bated breath to see if the album would meet their expectations.
Nov 2, 2022

Indie artist Noah Kahan is a master of lyrical storytelling. Previously known for his popular collaboration with Julia Michaels in “Hurt Somebody,” Kahan can no longer be classified...

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Wolfgang Tillmans shares his fearless perspective of the world in new MoMA installation

Wolfgang Tillmans’ ‘To look without fear’ blurs the line between aesthetics and politics.
Sep 26, 2022

On Sept. 12, the line for The Museum of Modern Art went around the block, even before its 10:30 a.m. opening. Many of those waiting carried cameras, notebooks and laptops in order...

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NYC Versus American Suburbia: The Limitations of Self Expression

Moving from a small town to the big city, I had dreams of expressing my true self. However, I had not considered the realities of being a teenage girl in New York City. How can I express myself if I fear for my safety?
Sep 25, 2022

A crowd of concert attendees is lit by a purple light. A male screams into the camera.

NYU Mystery Concert: Loop pedals, mosh pits and ‘Happy Birthday’

Students met performers Ethel Cain, Skaiwater and Polo Perks with an outpouring of love.
Sep 23, 2022

There was a sense of contagious energy in the air as students excitedly chatted in anticipation of the three acts coming, eager to blow off steam from the beginning of the semester....