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Washington Square News

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Review: Dove Cameron’s ‘Alchemical: Volume 1’ and the relationship between love and change

The singer-songwriter’s newest endeavor releases her from her past Disney persona, and redefines her as an emerging artist.
Eleanor Jacobs, Contributing Writer December 8, 2023

Dove Cameron has spent half of her life in the public eye. Starring in Disney Channel’s “Liv and Maddie” and “Descendants” franchise cemented her likeness into the childhood...

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‘The Little Mermaid’ will offer a window into a new world

How Halle Bailey’s portrayal of Ariel positively impacts Black girls and women.
Sydni Johnson, Contributing Writer May 5, 2023

The release of the new live-action “The Little Mermaid” on May 26 may not appeal to everyone, but it will definitely capture the eyes and hearts of many young girls who love...

An illustration of the fairytale character Pinocchio, with a long nose, and and the character Jiminy Cricket, a cricket, sitting on his arm.

Review: ‘Pinocchio’ on Disney+ is a new low for live-action remakes

Disney’s “Pinocchio” is yet another lifeless live-action remake of a classic animated film.
Ferris Elaraby, Contributing Writer October 5, 2022

Riding on the success of its first feature film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves,” Disney released “Pinocchio” in 1940. Now a highly respected and revered staple of animation...

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What to do this week: A bake sale for Ukraine and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: May 2-8.
The News Desk May 2, 2022

A bake sale in support of Ukraine 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the NYU Tandon MakerSpace, 6 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn $1.50 per cookie Take part in the Jewish Student Union’s...

An illustration of two characters from Disney’s “Turning Red” hugging one another. On the left, Mei Lee as a Red Panda and on the right Mei Lee as a human.

Review: More than fluff, ‘Turning Red’ is a soft look at growing up and generational struggles

Pixar’s “Turning Red” explores the delicate balance between Asian family legacy and discovering one’s own identity, especially when that journey doesn’t fit into traditional ideas of success.
Mayee Yeh, Identity & Equity Editor March 30, 2022

Spoiler warning: This article includes spoilers for “Turning Red.” From parental standards to the wonders of puberty, “Turning Red'” presents a relatable story about...

Actress Yara Shahidi and her mother Keri Shahidi discuss their efforts to support disenfranchised communities. (Image courtesy of NYU)

Yara and Keri Shahidi impart cycle of success for Black creatives with 7th Sun Production and educational endeavors at NYU talk

Yara and Keri Shahidi spoke with Lisa Coleman about how their desire to help create space for disenfranchised communities is rooted in their family values.
Alina Hollister and Sara Jordan Ruttert February 14, 2022

In celebration of NYU's 17th annual MLK Week, actress, activist, Harvard student and producer Yara Shahidi participated in a conversation with her mother, Keri Shahidi, and NYU’s...

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Ranked: Bad movies

Please take a moment of silence for Twilight. Gone from Netflix but never forgotten.
Sabrina Choudhary, Deputy Managing Editor January 29, 2022

Nothing brings me joy like bad movies. To be completely honest, I don’t think I watch them ironically at this point: Trashy movies genuinely make me happy. I even took a class...

Camila Cabello makes her acting debut as the titular character in the latest adaptation of the classic fairy tale “Cinderella.” Unlike previous incarnations, Cabello’s Cinderella is a career-driven independent woman. (Image courtesy of Amazon Studios)

Review: ‘Cinderella’ flounders in its lack of originality

The second live-action rendition of Cinderella in the past decade fails to justify why the story was worth remaking.
Sebastian Zufelt, Staff Writer September 29, 2021

“Cinderella,” the classic fairy tale best known from its 1950 animated Disney feature, is a story ripe for a live-action version. However, it has already been told in live...

Raya and the Last Dragon features Disneys newest princess and dragon sidekick based on vaguely Asian cultures. Disneys latest film presents another take on the empowered princess. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’: Disney’s Latest Attempt at the Empowered Princess

Disney’s newest animated feature offers a multicultural, yet modern peek into the future of the princess archetype.
Julia Gastone, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

Disney +’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” introduces Disney’s newest warrior princess, Raya (Kelly Marie Tran), and the mythical kingdom of Kumandra. In a melting pot of influential...

WandaVision, a miniseries recently released on Disney+, is the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The release of WandaVision and its highly anticipated finale has entertained Marvel fans and newcomers alike. (Illustration by Chandler Littleford)

How ‘WandaVision’ Became More Than Just a Show

As a wise android once said, “What is grief, if not love persevering?”
Elizabeth Winters, Contributing Writer March 8, 2021

Spoiler alert: this article mentions important scenes from the show.  My roommate and I were among the millions of Marvel enthusiasts who caused Disney+ to crash in anticipation...

Mulan, recently released on Disney+, is the companys newest live-action remake in 2020. Attracting worldwide controversy with the crews political stance as well as poor ratings, the movie remains a disappointing watch. (Staff Illustration by Chelsea Li)

‘Mulan’ Fails To Break Barriers Amidst Clouds of Controversy

Subject to negative reviews and organized counteraction, “Mulan” runs the risk of being forgotten in the annals of Disney+’s digital library.
Quan Zhang, Contributing Writer September 21, 2020

Several of the top eight reviews on “Mulan’s” Letterboxd are related to money, rather than the film itself, but the $30 Disney+ demands on top of its pricey subscription...

Onward is Pixars latest original project since 2017s Coco.  The film focuses on a family of elves: lanky and socially awkward Ian (Tom Holland), his overbearing, slacker older brother Barley (Chris Pratt) and their widowed mother Laurel (Julia Louis-Dreyfus). (Staff Photo by Alex Tran)

‘Onward’: an Almost Satisfying Journey

Pixar’s latest original fare since 2017’s “Coco” isn’t quite as magical as its premise suggests.
Isabella Armus, Staff Writer April 8, 2020

Even when armed with a magical roster of centaurs, unicorns, goblins and all of the other fascinating creatures that make up the fantasies of every child in the world, the Disney-Pixar...