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An illustration of a roasted turkey served on a lemon platter. It is covered in leafy greens and is in the foreground a red background.

Off-Third: What to do when you’re stuck in the US for Thanksgiving

Not going home for the holiday? Here is a list of things to do in the city while you wait for your American friends to come back to campus.
Aksha Mittapalli, Contributing Writer November 23, 2022

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. Alone in the city this Thanksgiving, thousands of miles away from your family? Here’s a great plan of fantastic things you can do to fill...

Promotional poster of Don Quixote. (Courtesy of Falco Ink)

‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Is a Lackluster Comedy Adaptation

The story of how Terry Gilliam’s adventure comedy made it to the big screen is more interesting than the film itself.
Fareid El Gafy, Staff Writer March 31, 2019

Nearly two decades of development hell would defeat most ordinary filmmakers, but Terry Gilliam of Monty Python fame is not deterred so easily. “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote”...

NYU President Andy Hamiltons podcast: Conversations with Andy Hamilton. (via NYU)

The Power Dynamic in Hamilton’s ‘Conversations’ Podcast

President Hamilton speaks with Scholar-in-Residence Rubén Blades in the first episode of his new podcast.
Leah Block, Contributing Writer March 25, 2019

In my left ear is Andrew Hamilton, the president of NYU, a man who made over a million dollars last year and lives in a penthouse apartment on Washington Square. In my right ear...

A scene from the 6 hour play Analogy Trilogy.

A Jewish Nurse, a Gay Man and a Wealthy Heir Walk into Skirball

Claire Fishman, Contributing Writer September 26, 2018
Dramatist Bill T. Jones six-hour "Analogy Trilogy" took place at NYU’s Skirball Center last Saturday, consisting of scenes that included a psychiatric ward, a Jewish internment camp, and an American prison.
“Future ‘38” is an ironic homage to the films of Jack’s time, transitioning from black-and-white to color as he enters the future, openly winking at “The Wizard of Oz.”

The Timing and Timeliness of ‘Future ’38’

Tristen Calderon, Staff Writer December 5, 2017
“Future ’38” is a subtle satire that follows American Secret Agent Jack Essex hi-jinks and adventures as he tries to recover a secret weapon that could prevent World War II.
Pay Attention to Foreign Affairs

Pay Attention to Foreign Affairs

Paola Nagovitch, Deputy Opinion Editor November 27, 2017
While it is understandable to only follow the international coverage that explicitly correlates to American news, we cannot simply rely on blissful ignorance of world affairs.
The U.S. flag has appeared on clothing as an icon or a print for decades, but is now being banned from appearing on apparel.

Tomi Lahren’s Star-Spangled Fashion

Kate Holland, Staff Writer November 20, 2017
When Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren wore a flag-like garment for Halloween, she received some backlash. But people seem to have less of a problem with the use of the flag as clothing than the fact that the flag has come to represent exclusionary ideals in the U.S.
Emmy Award-winning performer John Leguizamo’s one-man show, “Latin History for Morons,” opened on March 27 at The Public’s Anspacher Theater. It’s playing at The Publics Anspacher Theater at 425 Lafayette St. through April 23.

History Reclaimed, Identity Redefined in ‘Latin History for Morons’

Annaluz Cabrera, Staff Writer April 6, 2017
John Leguizamo's play "Latin History for Morons" takes a stab at making U.S. history a little less colonial, and a little more colorful.
Activists from NYC Stands with Standing Rock marched through the Museum of Natural History in what they called “Decolonize This Museum” as a performative protest against the South Dakota pipeline.

Decolonization on the Lower East Side

Michael Landes, Contributing Writer October 17, 2016
A different sort of exhibition took place at the Museum of Natural History last Monday as the members of several different human rights' groups gathered together to bring attention to the demeaning ways the Museum dealt with the history of America's indigenous peoples.
Estimates have found that more than 6,000 languages spoken around the world will disappear by the end of the century.

Prague: American Guilt in Speaking English

Gabby Brooks, Contributing Writer April 28, 2016
What do we do when the few languages that are coming to dominate the world are slowing pushing out the culture in various countries?