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Washington Square News

A photograph of Director Benjamin Millepied in a gray t-shirt, against a blurred background of various buildings against the sky.

Q&A: Benjamin Millepied on bringing a classic love story into the 21st century

The French choreographer spoke with WSN to talk about his love of the original “Carmen” opera, his directorial debut in its new film adaptation and what he hopes audiences will take away from his interpretation.
Madeline Kane, Contributing Writer April 24, 2023

Born and raised in Bordeaux, France, Benjamin Millepied first started dancing at the age of 8 when his mother, a ballet dancer herself, became his first teacher. After spending...

An illustration of a permanent license of travel that shows artist Tyler the Creator wearing a light blue headwear and jacket.

Tyler, The Creator puts his alter ego to rest with ‘The Estate Sale’

The deluxe edition of “Call Me If You Get Lost” marks the end of an era for Tyler Baudelaire.
Tatyanna Gooden, Contributing Writer April 19, 2023

“Thank you to every ear that listened, bought a ticket,” Tyler, the Creator says at the start of his song “Everything Must Go.” After months of touring and winning Best...

An illustration of a Black woman in a green shirt and a white woman in a yellow shirt listening to music through wired headphones. The cord of the headphones spells out “Listen to This.”

Listen To This: The Jonas Brothers drop ‘Waffle House’

Listen to this week’s most notable singles from The Paper Kites, Arthur Russell and more.

From the talk-singing of Cheekface to the subdued vocals of Albert Hammond Jr., this past week saw a slew of exciting new singles to usher in the exquisite warm weather. Whether...

An illustration of Katie Gavin, Josette Maskin and Naomi McPherson posing for a photograph while sitting on a stage. McPherson, on the left, has brown curly hair, and wears yellow-tinted glasses, a yellow short-sleeved shirt, brown shorts, white socks, and brown lace-up shoes. Gavin, in the center, has red straight hair and wears a gray long-sleeved shirt, green pants with gray vertical stripes, and brown shoes with tied bows. Maskin, on the right, is wearing a white T-shirt, an orange long-sleeved shirt with brown stripes under the white shirt, gray-ish brown pants, and dark shoes.

Review: MUNA reimagines electropop on ‘Live At Electric Lady’

The queer band released the live EP amid their quasi-sold-out U.S. tour. “Live At Electric Lady” can be streamed exclusively on Spotify.
Yas Akdag, Music Editor October 31, 2022

MUNA is resilient and driven. The queer electropop band — comprised of Katie Gavin, Naomi McPherson and Josette Maskin — formed in 2013 after meeting at the University of Southern...

An M.T.A. bus with white and blue stripes driving down Broadway.

Opinion: I love the bus, and so should you

The subway can be scary, and ride-hailing services aren’t affordable. The best option is right in front of us.
Alexandra Cohen, Opinion Editor October 26, 2022

I moved to the best apartment in the world. It’s right by campus, it has an elevator, it’s affordable and, most importantly, the M8 bus stops right in front of it. I can travel...

A collage of three photos: on the left is a female wearing sunglasses and a black dress walking down a stone road; in the middle is a female wearing a black dress and boots leaning against a white wall; on the right is a female wearing a black dress turning her head back at the camera.

Gallatin student co-founds sustainable fashion brand

Katie Xue and Isabella Chan share their struggles with social pressures, fast fashion rip-offs and work-life balance.
Brooke Wasserman, Contributing Writer October 3, 2022

The story of Amoy New York, a mid-level luxury sustainable fashion brand started by Gallatin senior Katie Xue and Chapman University senior Isabella Chan, began during the COVID-19...

A room with three mannequins in the spotlight.

Revolve caters to a constantly online generation

Revolve Gallery curated a New York Fashion Week experience tailored for the new generation of consumers and influencers.
Lieko Dadaille, Contributing Writer September 13, 2022

It was the third and final day of Revolve Gallery at New York Fashion Week. With more than 20 rooms featuring several designers, the Los Angeles based retail company’s initial...

Lexie Alford, the youngest person ever to visit every country, holds up a sign that reads Country #111 in front of the The Forbidden City palace complex in Beijing, China.

Q&A: Guinness World Record holder Lexie Alford on traveling to every country

After studying away, we thought we were expert solo travelers — until we sat down with the youngest person ever to visit every single country.
Anthony Ferrara and Roshni Raj May 6, 2022

Last semester, we studied away at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU London, where we fully immersed ourselves in the local cultures. Over 40% of NYU students study away for at least one 16-week...

An illustration of a Black woman in a green shirt and a white woman in a yellow shirt listening to music through wired headphones. The cord of the headphones spells out “Listen to This.”

Listen to This: After countless breakup songs, Lauv is finally back in love

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Maggie Rogers, Noah Cyrus and more.
Yas Akdag, Paree Chopra and Candace Patrick April 14, 2022

It’s a pop week — that’s for sure — but the songs are all excellent, offering glimpses into artists’ forthcoming projects. We also feature two NYU artists this week:...

Katherine Fleming standing at a podium delivering a speech. She is wearing a red, black and cream cheetah-print blouse.

Provost Katherine Fleming to leave NYU for Getty Trust

Katherine Fleming, who has served as NYU’s chief academic officer since 2016, will preside over the J. Paul Getty Trust and its $9.2 billion endowment.
Arnav Binaykia and Abby Wilson April 6, 2022

NYU provost Katherine Fleming was selected by the J. Paul Getty Trust, a multi-billion dollar cultural and philanthropic organization based in California, to be its next president...

An illustration of three Grammy awards against a purple background. One is placed in the center and the other two are behind it. The Grammy Award is a gold record player with a black base underneath.

Jon Batiste and Olivia Rodrigo shine at the 64th Grammy Awards

NYU alums, former students and faculty also took home Grammys on April 3.
Yas Akdag, Music Editor April 4, 2022

Casinos. Fountain shows. A replica of the Eiffel Tower. That’s right — this year, Las Vegas hosted the Grammy Awards for the first time ever. The show, originally planned for...

Singer-songwriter Gracie Abrams’ latest album, “This Is What It Feels Like,” was released on Nov. 12. (Image courtesy of Interscope PR)

A conversation with Gracie Abrams, the next queen of bedroom pop

WSN spoke with Gracie Abrams as she prepared for her upcoming tour, “This Is What It Feels Like.” She’ll also be opening for Olivia Rodrigo on the “SOUR” tour.
Sarah John, Contributing Writer February 10, 2022

This Valentine’s Day, Gracie Abrams will be playing her first of two New York City shows. Her latest project, “This Is What It Feels Like,” dives into the woes and sorrows...