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

Washington Square News

An illustration of a silver and black laptop with an image of a prisoner wearing a mask in a dimly lit room.

Off the Radar: 6 minutes of masks and fascism in ‘The Fall’

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “The Fall” is available to stream on Kanopy.
Mick Gaw, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

Jonathan Glazer’s short film “The Fall” depicts a spiraling descent into a macabre dimension of human barbarism and fascistic mob violence. Released in 2019, six years after...

An illustration of a CD cover with Rina Sawayama in a white top and black dress against a magenta background.

Review: ‘Hold The Girl’ conveys vulnerability through an exhilarating electropop soundscape

Singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama’s sophomore studio album explores new emotional territory through upbeat dance tracks and compelling power ballads.
Candace Patrick, Staff Writer September 26, 2022

Japanese British singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama wastes no time before jumping into the depths of her emotional burdens — themes of love, acceptance, anger, growth and more —...

Tokyo Twilight, a Japanese drama film, was originally released in 1957. (Via Wikimedia)

‘Tokyo Twilight’: Ozu’s Metaphorical Landscape of Heartbreak and Change

Master Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu illustrates a complex narrative of transformation through the breaking of a family and the evolution of Tokyo.
Alexandra Bentzien, Contributing Writer October 28, 2019

Yasujiro Ozu’s “Tokyo Twilight” (1957), restored in 4K at Film Forum on Houston Street, documents the simultaneous evolution of the Sugiyama family and the eponymous Japanese...

MUJI sells high-quality stationery and school supplies. The closest branch to campus is in Cooper Square. (Photo by Jorene He)

Why NYU Students Are Obsessed With MUJI

MUJI is having a moment.
Jiachen Xu, Contributing Writer November 2, 2018
MUJI is having a moment.
The cover of Kero Kero Bonitos latest album Time n Place.

Kero Kero Bonito Evolves From Sugar Pop Into Indie Rock with New Album

Jun Sung, Contributing Writer October 17, 2018
Kero Kero Bonito’s incorporates experimental indie rock in their newest album "Time 'n' Place," signifying an evolution from their previous sugar pop style.

The omurice is a Japanese omelet covered with a number of unconventional toppings — it’s more than your typical salt and pepper.

The Exploding Omelet

Yasmin Gulec, Dining Editor September 5, 2017
Every month we find ourselves discovering a new dish whether it is an innovative take on something we already knew, or a traditional food from another country that we just hop on the bandwagon for. One dish that has been coming up around New York and on the internet is the exploding omelet, or omurice.
This documentary, directed by Steven Okazaki, follows the life and work of actor Toshiro Mifune.

Mifune Doc Details Legendary Career

Ali Hassan, Contributing Writer November 21, 2016
One of the greatest acting legends to have come out of Japan finally gets his time to shine in "Mifune: The Last Samurai."
A Noh theater Hawk costume, re-envisioned by Simon Starling, in the Japan Societys exhibition “At Twilight.”

‘At Twilight’ Brings Beauty From Complex Culture

Thomas Miritello, Contributing Writer October 19, 2016
In a delightfully intricate and curiosity-provoking new exhibit at the Japan Society, Simon Starling's "At Twilight" blends Japanese Noh theater with a variety of other cultural phenomena.
Kubo and the Two Strings is an animation that took a risk in diversifying Hollywood.

Risk-Taking ‘Kubo’ Pays Off

Dejarelle Gaines, Highlighter Editor September 6, 2016
"Kujo and the Two Strings" deals in risk and creativity in this season's most unique animated film.
Akira Kurosawas film Ran is being brought back to life in a 4K restoration.

Restoration Revives Resplendent ‘Ran’

Carter Glace, Staff Writer February 26, 2016
The new restoration of Akira Kurosawa's "Ran" at Film Forum reasserts the 1985 film's beauty.

LS freshman shares love of food

Benjamin Mok, Contributing Writer March 3, 2015
Student cooks up specialty recipe.
Lela Rose Spring/Summer 2015

Lela Rose Spring/Summer 2015

Katherine Shi, Contributing Writer September 8, 2014

Inspired by the fabrics, patterns and textures reminiscent of the transcending Japanese garment, Lela Rose’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection constructed a perfect symphony of romanticism...