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

Washington Square News

Three men walking in an alley. Ronnie Wood, the man on the left, is holding a black guitar case. Mick Jagger is in the middle. Keith Richards, the man on the right, is holding a black guitar case and has black glasses on.

Review: The Rolling Stones resurrect rock and roll with ‘Hackney Diamonds’

With the band’s first new album since 2016, the Rolling Stones bring the soul of classic rock into the 21st century.
Camryn Loor, Contributing Writer October 26, 2023

I am generally against reboots. I have yet to witness a reboot of any of my all-time favorite shows that didn’t at least slightly disappoint me, and I have rarely listened to...

A girl with dark blonde hair and a black top is sitting in front of a piano, adjusting the sheet in front of her. It says, with gold letters, ‘Steinway and Sons,’ on the piano.

NYC pianists perform a piece 840 times in the Paulson Center

Through a 14-hour, 30-minute performance of the 130-year-old piano piece “Vexations,” local artists found a way to utilize the NYU building to bring together community members.
Zoe Singh, Contributing Writer September 21, 2023

Earlier this month, in the lobby of the Paulson Center, NYU faculty and local pianists collaborated to perform French composer Erik Satie’s famed “Vexations” — and they...

Olivia Rodrigo wearing an all black outfit and rings that spell out ‘G.U.T.S.’

Review: Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘GUTS’ embodies the teenage girl experience

The pop star’s latest project is a mix of repetitive-yet-fiery anthems and powerful bedroom ballads.
Eliana Brown, Contributing Writer September 14, 2023

Olivia Rodrigo is back and more confident than ever on her second album “GUTS.” A little over two years after the release of her critically acclaimed debut album “SOUR”...

Will O’Connor and Matt Connelly, both wearing sunglasses, sit on a stoop in front of wire fencing. Behind them in the distance are the benches and trees of a public park.

Q&A: How Wilmah went from writing music in a spare bedroom to headlining NYC shows

WSN spoke with Wilmah about the band’s backstory, writing techniques, and upcoming show at Baby’s All Right on May 4.
Katherine Manatos, Contributing Writer May 3, 2023

From the band’s beginning, Wilmah members Matt Connolly and Will O'Connor have maintained a signature sound by staying true to their personalities. Originally from Buffalo, New...

A replicate model of the cruise ship Titanic showcasing its internal structures. The model is placed in a transparent display case lit up by dim, blue lighting.

111 years later, the Titanic arrives in New York City

Experience the Titanic at the port it never reached. Immerse yourself in first class, touch an iceberg and view survivors' belongings.
Ashley Simons, Contributing Writer April 27, 2023

Everyone has heard of the RMS Titanic — or at least, they’ve watched the namesake 1997 movie. “Titanic. The Exhibition,” created by the Spanish entertainment company Musealia...

An illustration of four girls sitting on a bench with the text “girl’ overlaid on the image

Revisiting ‘Girls’: A story about friendship and deeply flawed people

Lena Dunham’s cringeworthy characters and dysfunctional friendships have found a new audience among Gen Z, 11 years after the show’s debut.
Natalia Palacino Camargo, Books & Theater Editor April 17, 2023

Premiering 11 years ago on April 15, 2012, the HBO show “Girls” — produced by Judd Apatow and controversial writer-director Lena Dunham — has cemented itself as a staple...

A collage of two photos of six mannequins wearing different fashion clothes. The mannequins are exhibited inside the Museum at F.I.T.

FIT’s new exhibit explores the intersection of fashion and interior design

Showcasing designer's work alongside their living spaces, ‘Designing Women: Fashion Creators and their Interiors’ is on view until May 14.
Alexa Donovan, Staff Writer April 13, 2023

The most recent exhibit at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology emphasizes the bridge between high fashion and interior design. Drawn from the museum’s permanent...

Actress Joely Mbundu standing next to actor Pablo Schils, holding a microphone. They are looking at each other and smiling. The image is from the film “Tori and Lokita.”

Review: The sobering reality of exile in ‘Tori and Lokita’

In their latest film, the Dardennes bring attention to the tragic reality of the European immigration crisis and its effects on a young generation of exiles fighting for a new life.
Mick Gaw, Staff Writer April 12, 2023

In Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s latest film, “Tori and Lokita,” the two award-winning directors turn their camera toward the unjust struggles faced by immigrants in contemporary...

An older woman sits next to a young boy on a bench and offers him food with her arm around his shoulder. A soccer ball rests beside them on the ground. The background is dark blue.

‘Offside’ comic divulges a personal reflection on Qatar’s dangerous labor conditions

Insider’s “Offside” comic exposes the realities behind preparing for the Qatar World Cup.
Afnan Abbassi, Staff Writer April 12, 2023

Digital comic “Offside” is not only a story about soccer, but a personal narrative about the sport in the context of the widespread labor and human rights violations reported...

An illustration of five figures drawn with yellow as the fill color and realistic red lips.

A love letter to ‘New Girl’ as it departs from Netflix

The iconic show is leaving the streaming service, and fans are not happy.
Julia Diorio, Contributing Writer April 5, 2023

Last month, Netflix announced that “New Girl,” the cult classic TV sitcom that follows a quirky schoolteacher and her three roommates, would be leaving the platform on April...

A group of people wearing black formalwear stands on an opera stage holding bouquets of flowers and clapping around a man wearing a blue suit with his hand over his heart looking up at the audience.

‘Furiosus’: NYU Casa Italiana opera tells a story of love, despair and madness

NYU’s Casa Italiana and its in-house composer, Roberto Scarcella Perino, present the daring opera “Furiosus.”
Samantha Burge, Contributing Writer April 5, 2023

Within the halls of the Kaufman Music Center, professors Flora Gagliardi and Roberto Scarcella Perino came together to present the North American premiere of a historic opera,...

A Playbill with an image of corn on the cover is placed on top of a fabric bag. A button is pictured, with an image of corn and the text, “I got shucked on Broadway!”

Review: ‘Shucked’: How Broadway’s newest comedy subverts theater tropes

The new musical comedy follows a woman investigating the abrupt disappearance of corn from a rural American town. When an entire audience cheers for a plant growing, you know you’re doing something right.
Gillian Blum, Deputy Managing Editor April 3, 2023

In an era of Broadway defined primarily by adaptations and revivals, any wholly original show is bound to stand out. Add to that originality a hilarious storyline and score, a...