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Washington Square News

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

Washington Square News

A purple wall, divided in the middle with a diagonal white line. On the left of the wall it says, “MANET,” and on the right it says, “DEGAS.” There is a gold-framed painting under each name. There is a person looking at the paintings.

Review: ‘Manet/Degas’ compares and contextualizes the painters’ journeys

The exhibition offers an expansive view of its two artists’ works, their tumultuous relationship and their mark on 19th-century art.
Kaleo Zhu, Contributing Writer December 14, 2023

There is no shortage of feuds between prominent figures of the art world — Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin or Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. A new exhibit at the Metropolitan...

An illustration of actor Tom Cruise operating a fighter jet. He wears a green suit and a blue helmet.

The case for ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

Industry insiders and fans alike have been wowed by the sleek blockbuster, and it's just been nominated for best picture.
Holden Lay, Staff Writer March 9, 2023

In 2009, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences changed the manner for how the best picture Oscar was selected. Hot off the heels of excellent back-to-back winners “The...

An illustration of a person with a blank face, wearing a black turtleneck sweater against a yellow background. There is a red question mark on the person’s face and text “hanksy” next to it. Several abstract patterns are drawn around the person.

The unexpected connection between Adam Himebauch, Adam Lucas and Hanksy

The mysterious Adam Lucas Himebauch might seem like a 1970s visionary and prolific artist from the early ’70s, but he turns out to be much more.
Alia Arafeh, Contributing Writer December 12, 2022

Within the lower level of the Essex Market, there is a display of photographs of Adam Himebauch that explain his history as a prolific artist who lived and worked in the 1970s....

An illustration of the Washington Square Arch. Behind the arch sits gray and brown alternating high-rises. On the top right are the words “The Daybook” in an arched shape.

What to do this week: Union Square block party and canine comedy

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Nov. 7-13.
Lauren Ashe, Deputy News Editor November 6, 2022

An evening with American songwriter Sam Hollander 8 p.m. at 133 MacDougal St. Sam Hollander — a songwriter who has worked with Panic! At The Disco, One Direction, Weezer,...

Five people standing in shallow water in the East River, with midtown Manhattan skyline in the background. From the left: a person with short blonde hair wearing a red coat; a person wearing a black coat; a person with a hat, a red shirt with white dots and a black skirt; a person wearing white hat, blue jersey and beige shorts; a person with black t-shirt and beige shorts.

Performance art in New York waters raises awareness about rising sea levels

Sarah Cameron Sunde’s “36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea” is a contemplative observation of climate change.
Polina Belova, Contributing Writer September 26, 2022

One of the goals of performance arts has always been to communicate truths through direct interaction with the audience. However, when it comes to ecological topics, a performer...

A crowd of concert attendees stands in the foreground with a stage and a male performer singing on stage in the background.

The pop-punk revival: Not so simply planned

Just as people thought punk was dead, we entered three years of turmoil which brought it back to life.
Clara Scholl, Arts Editor September 12, 2022

After three years of social and political upheaval, it’s no wonder that our popular music has a bit more angst in it. Artists such as Olivia Rodrigo, Willow Smith and Hayley...

A dark room with art on the walls and seats in the middle.

Review: Must-see ‘Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure’ puts Basquiat back in context

Organized and curated by the late artist’s family, “Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure” offers a new perspective on Basquiat’s life and art.
Elle Liu, Contributing Writer May 3, 2022

Who is Jean-Michel Basquiat? Most of the world associates him with the New York arts scene of the early 1980s. Since his untimely death in 1988, his work has catapulted in value...