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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

Karina Rower

Karina Rower, Deputy Copy Chief

Karina Rower is a Gallatin first-year planning to concentrate in journalism, fashion and computer science. She accredits her love of nitro cold brew and '90s music to her hometown of Portland, Oregon. You can find her on Instagram @karinar0wer and also on Letterboxd @karinarower.

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In the background is the Letterboxd website window, which shows three films in the “Popular Films This Week” category: “Dune: Part Two” “La La Land,” and “Spirited Away.” To the lower right, there is a phone screen showing the overview for the film “The First Omen.”

Inside the Boxd: ‘Monkey Man,’ ‘Dune: Part Two,’ ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ and more

Inside the Boxd is a 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...

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Review: ‘High & Low: John Galliano’ captures a fashion icon falling apart at the seams

The documentary chronicles fashion designer John Galliano’s career in full, but falters in redeeming his character following incidents of antisemitism.
Karina Rower, Deputy Copy Chief April 2, 2024

In the early aughts, John Galliano’s creative direction led fashion houses Givenchy, Dior and Maison Margiela to widespread success. With a flair for the outlandish and avant-garde,...

A man in a blue sweatshirt and a baseball cap with a bee on it is reading a newspaper. Behind him are shelves with magazines and a stand surrounded by candy with a register on it.

Print is not dead: 5 local magazine shops to support

Explore the wide variety of magazine literature beyond the grocery store checkout line selections with these Manhattan small businesses.
Karina Rower, Contributing Writer November 20, 2023

Whether you opt for the newest edition of Vogue, or are seeking interior design inspiration from Architectural Digest, magazines can provide a niche and concise source of information,...

A somber-looking man with graying hair in an orange shirt leans his face against the back of a taller man, who is wrapped in a towel.

NYFF 61 Review: ‘Strange Way of Life’ is Almodóvar’s spin on the Wild West

A new queer Western romance starring Pedro Pascal and Ethan Hawke, “Strange Way of Life” made its triumphant North American premiere at NYFF, and it is now showing in select theaters in New York City.
Karina Rower, Contributing Writer October 4, 2023

Eighteen years after “Brokeback Mountain” was released, famed director Pedro Almodóvar’s new short film “Strange Way of Life” gives fans of the modern Western...

NYU sophomore Andie Mackenzie showcases lyrical pop at its best in ‘Afterthought’

Released on Sept. 8, the artist’s five-track debut EP demonstrates strong lyricism.
Karina Rower, Contributing Writer September 18, 2023

If you’ve exhausted the tracks on Spotify’s suggested playlists like “Chill Vibes” and “Lorem,” and still want more, look no further than Andie Mackenzie’s newly...