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While romantic comedies are generally known for lighthearted, humorous plotlines centered around romance, rom-com movies also have underrated soundtracks. Between rom-com’s wonderful plots, delightfully funny banter, and underrated but strong soundtracks, this movie genre deserves a little more respect. (Illustration by Chandler Littleford)

Celebrating ‘10 Things I Hate About You’ and other rom-com soundtracks

In honor of the 22nd anniversary of “10 Things I Hate About You,” here’s a list of romantic comedies with underrated soundtracks.
Maya Mehrara, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

Romantic comedies are often belittled, defined only as chick-flicks. Between their wonderful plots and delightfully funny banter, rom-coms deserve a little more respect — especially...

West 14th Theater Company presents Natalie Margolin’s new play, “The Party Hop.” The play ran twice in March and was written for digital performance. (Image courtesy of West 14th Theater Company)

NYU students tackle virtual theater with ‘The Party Hop’

West 14th Theater Company — an NYU student-created organization — presents Natalie Margolin’s “The Party Hop,” which couldn’t be more relevant today.
Jennifer Ren and Maya Mehrara Mar 31, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, theater fans had ample time to ponder what digital performances can offer over traditional in-person theater. For many virtual performances, the experience...

Justin Biebers has released a new album. Justice is Biebers sixth studio album and shows a unique vulnerability of the artist. (Staff Illustration by Debbie Alalade)

Justin Bieber demonstrates love and healing In ‘Justice’

In his sixth studio album, Justin Bieber is courageously vulnerable.
Maya Mehrara, Staff Writer Mar 31, 2021

Justin Bieber has finally found himself. “Justice,” Bieber’s newest album, acts as a vessel for the artist to express his idea of what love means — a theme that has followed...

The Ambassador Theater is located at 219 W. 49th St. Starting April 2, 2021, entertainment and arts venues that hold less than 10,000 people will open at 33% capacity, allowing select Broadway theaters to open their doors next month. (Photo by Sheridan Smith)

Bringing back Broadway

Exploring what the reopening of Broadway means for fans of theater in New York City.
Maya Mehrara, Staff Writer Mar 24, 2021

After more than a year of living through the COVID-19 pandemic, the spotlight at the end of the tunnel is finally visible. Yet, the spotlights in theaters across New York have...

Lizzo is a female singer, rapper, songwriter, and flutist, who highlights intersectional feminism, fights for the equality of all women, and specifically speaks to women of color. She promotes self-love and lifts up her audiences and encourages them to empower others in their lives. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Celebrating iconic women in music: Lizzo

In honor of Women’s History Month, WSN writers share their most influential female artists.
Maya Mehrara, Contributing Writer Mar 16, 2021

If you want to feel like a queen, without needing a crown, go ahead and blast Lizzo’s music.  Nobody represents or advocates for the modern woman quite like Lizzo. Lizzo’s...

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