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Washington Square News

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Review: ‘On Selfhood: Young Lesbians within the Margins’ creates an archive of lesbians today

The exhibition, created by NYU alum Olivia Newsome and co-curated by two recent NYU graduates, is showing at The Center through May 26.
Adrita Talukder, Contributing Writer February 14, 2024

Currently on view at The Center, a historic community center for LGBTQ+ New Yorkers, “On Selfhood: Young Lesbians Within the Margins” is an exhibition expanding the scope of...

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Impress your Valentine with these 5 intimate restaurants

Discover the perfect recipe for romance with our guide to the restaurants that guarantee to leave your date swooning.
Teresa Mettela, Contributing Writer February 13, 2024

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and if you're looking to boost your amorous evening dinner, we've got you covered. Whether you're seeking a dreamlike Thai dining experience...

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Off the Radar: Magic mushrooms, monkeys and melodrama in ‘Altered States’

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “Altered States” is currently available to stream on Swank.
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor April 21, 2023

In 1980, the enfant terrible of British cinema Ken Russell decided to venture out to the United States and adapt Paddy Chayefsky’s novel “Altered States.” The book follows...

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Opinion: NYC is the best place to get over heartbreak

Feeling sad at the end of a relationship? Don’t worry: the city streets have plenty to help you recover.
Aksha Mittapalli, Staff Writer April 20, 2023

You just got out of your first long-term relationship since starting at NYU, and you don’t feel any of the freedom or relief you thought you would. It’s not high school. You...

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Review: ‘Cleopatra and Frankenstein’ tackles love and loneliness

NYU alum Coco Mellors’ “Cleopatra and Frankenstein” is a complex narrative of love, loss, trauma and companionship.
Aarna Dixit, Contributing Writer March 27, 2023

The recently released "Cleopatra and Frankenstein" by NYU alum Coco Mellor has taken social media by storm, particularly TikTok, where a hashtag for the book has garnered more...

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Off the Radar: Jungles, love and phantoms in ‘Tropical Malady’

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “Tropical Malady” available to stream on Kanopy and NYU Stream.
Mick Gaw, Staff Writer February 24, 2023

A sweltering labyrinth of flora and fauna, the jungle has often symbolized the hostile unknown in modern cinema. In the last 50 years, films centered on the American experience...

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Staff Recs: Schmaltzy art that’s worth it

WSN’s arts editors spotlight schmaltzy arts-related content to cling to this Valentine’s Day.

What do we mean when we speak of schmaltz? Perhaps a little etymological digging might help answer our question. According to the Oxford English Dictionary (which you should use...

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Review: ‘Bones and All’: Unequivocally romantic, unconventionally cannibalistic

Luca Guadagnino’s latest release, “Bones and All,” starring Taylor Russell and Timothée Chalamet, is a deft fusion of the romance and horror genres. The film was released in select theaters in New York City on Nov. 18.
Stephanie Wong, Film & TV Editor November 22, 2022

Spoiler warning: The following article contains spoilers for “Bones and All.” Luca Guadagnino’s latest feature film, “Bones and All,” is a visceral, alchemic fusion...

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Listen To This: Sabrina Song just wants ‘To Know You’

Read about this week’s most notable singles by Arctic Monkeys, LCD Soundsystem and more.
Yas Akdag, Paree Chopra and Holden Lay October 6, 2022

This week, we have two alt-rock-leaning songs and two alt-pop-leaning songs. Take your pick! As an added bonus, the two pop songs are by former and current NYU students Sabrina...

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How to know if you’re going on a study date or a date-date

Here’s the not-so-scientific method of figuring out whether or not it’s time to love or grind.
Charles Roth-Douquet, Contributing Writer October 5, 2022

“Girl of My Dreams,” the debut album from pop singer FLETCHER, reflects on heartbreak and healing.

FLETCHER’s “Girl of my Dreams” takes listeners on a journey of self-love

Singer-songwriter FLETCHER’s debut album “Girl of my Dreams” is a collection of pop anthems that detail the artist’s journey from heartbreak to healing.
Lilia Gerstmyer, Contributing Writer October 4, 2022

If there is one thing to be said about FLETCHER, it’s that she doesn’t hold back.  Clive Davis alum and New Jersey native Cari Elise Fletcher, or — as you’re more likely...

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Review: Ari Lennox navigates relationships and self-love in ‘age/sex/location’

The singer’s sophomore album combines R&B and neo-soul influences to explore the complexity of love in today’s age.
Paree Chopra, Staff Writer September 21, 2022

On her sophomore album “age/sex/location,” Ari Lennox returns with a beautiful blend of R&B, soul and hip-hop elements that merge with her smooth and raspy vocals. This...