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Natalia Palacino Camargo, Books & Theater Editor

Natalia Palacino Camargo is a senior double majoring in studio art and philosophy. She is interested in exploring the interesection of philosophy, critical theory, law and the visual arts. In her free time you can find her going to museums and galleries, roller blading, painting, cooking, reading and watching TV. If you need good recommendations of what to do in the city or are as obssesed with dogs as she is, you can contact her at [email protected] or @nataliapalacama on Instagram.

All content by Natalia Palacino Camargo
Three photographic prints hang on a green wall. To the left is a black-and-white photo with a car and two people standing next to it; in the center is a black-and-white photo of a person looking into a rearview mirror; on the right is a photo of a person smoking a cigarette with people sitting next to him.

‘Hip-Hop: Conscious, Unconscious’ showcases the influence of the genre

Celebrate the history of hip-hop and its global impact at this Fotografiska exhibit, open until May 20.
Natalia Palacino Camargo, Books & Theater Editor May 2, 2023

As one of the most prominent genres in the music world, hip-hop has had an extensive influence on fashion, art, photography and other forms of cultural expression. Rumored to have...

An interior space surrounded on all sides by bookshelves. In the middle are two red chairs. In the background, a person wearing a black shirt stands in front of a bookshelf.

Independent bookstores that are better than the Strand

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on April 29 with some of our favorite local stores.

With the rise of Booktok, interest in reading is at an all-time high among young adults. Whether you’re an avid reader already or are looking to start a new habit, buying books...

An illustration of four girls sitting on a bench with the text “girl’ overlaid on the image

Revisiting ‘Girls’: A story about friendship and deeply flawed people

Lena Dunham’s cringeworthy characters and dysfunctional friendships have found a new audience among Gen Z, 11 years after the show’s debut.
Natalia Palacino Camargo, Books & Theater Editor April 17, 2023

Premiering 11 years ago on April 15, 2012, the HBO show “Girls” — produced by Judd Apatow and controversial writer-director Lena Dunham — has cemented itself as a staple...

An exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art of a wooden electricity pole hung in the air.

Whitney exhibition shows why Puerto Rico is not an American paradise

Ending on April 23, “no existe un mundo poshuracán” highlights the talent of more than 15 Puerto Rican artists.
Natalia Palacino Camargo, Books & Theater Editor April 4, 2023

In the United States, we often forget to consider how our national history has not only been shaped by colonialism, but how it has shaped modern colonial projects. Modern colonialism...

A collage of three photos contains black texts on white background or white text on black background displayed in atrium of the Museum of Modern Art.

Photo: Review: ‘Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.’ is all too relevant in a post-Roe era

September 19, 2022

Barbara Kruger’s latest exhibition is on view from July 16, 2022, through Jan. 2, 2023. (Natalia Palacino Camargo for WSN; Max Mimaroglu for WSN)

A shot of silhouetted figures in front of a blue wall. The silhouettes are raising their arms up.

Review: ‘Quiet as It’s Kept,’ the 2022 Whitney Biennial, redefines the American experience

This year’s Whitney Biennial is an interdisciplinary showcase of contemporary American art that grapples with the social issues of a complex world.
Natalia Palacino Camargo, Contributing Writer April 25, 2022

The highly anticipated “Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet as It’s Kept” has finally debuted, and contrary to its title, it’s anything but quiet.  Held every two years since...

The green robes and crown of the Statue of Liberty adorn the body of a Black woman holding a naked Black child. In the background, a sea of blue water with pink foam is full of naked Black bodies with distressed expressions on their faces, some of whom are raising their arms.

Photo: Review: ‘Faith Ringgold: American People,’ is a triumphant rendition of Black America

Natalia Palacino, Contributing Writer April 4, 2022

“Echoes of Harlem” is a collaboration between Faith Ringgold and her mother that positions Harlem residents’ faces together in a collaged quilt. (Photo by Natalia Palacino...

Three bottles of fragrance on a blue background. From left to right: Bleu de Chanel, Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford and Sauvage by Dior

Photo: Up your scent game and empty your wallet with these 6 designer fragrances

February 25, 2022

From the cologne worn by wannabe-billionaire Sternies to Timothée Chalamet’s signature scent, WSN is here to help you decide what type of fragrance you should wear. (Illustration...

Sophie Taeuber-Arp. Circle Picture. 1933. Oil on canvas. 29 1/4 × 47 3/16″ (74.3 × 119.8 cm). Kunstmuseum Bern. Gift of Marguerite Arp-Hagenbach © Kunstmuseum Bern

Review: ‘Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction’ will transport you back to your childhood

MoMA’s current retrospective on the iconic Dadaist artist Sophie Taeubur-Arp inspires whimsy with her colorful aesthetic and vast array of disciplines.
Natalia Palacino Camargo, Contributing Writer February 15, 2022

“Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction” is a show that inspires a return to innocence as you discover Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s world of geometric abstraction. Her works read...

(Staff Illustration by Natalia Palacino Camargo)

Photo: From classmates to friends to lovers

February 14, 2022

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Photo: Valentine’s Day 2022

February 14, 2022

(Staff Illustration by Natalia Palacino Camargo)