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

Washington Square News

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Q&A: Filmmaker Neo Sora on capturing Ryuichi Sakamoto’s final performance

WSN spoke with director Neo Sora about his latest film “Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus,” the late musical icon’s last recorded concert.
Mick Gaw, Film & TV Editor March 15, 2024

Based in both New York and Tokyo, Japanese American filmmaker Neo Sora is a relative newcomer to the world of cinema. Named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by...

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Q&A: Brazilian filmmaker Kleber Mendonça Filho on the changing tides of cinema

WSN spoke with Mendonça about his latest project, “Pictures of Ghosts,” a documentary that captures film culture in flux.
Mick Gaw, Film & TV Editor January 26, 2024

Kleber Mendonça Filho often uses his camera to spotlight the displaced and the forgotten. Whether it was in his critically acclaimed debut feature “Neighboring Sounds,” or...

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Q&A: Dance-pop duo LaLonde reminisce on sibling bond and music influences

The band takes inspiration from their Indian and Arabic cultural backgrounds and visits to their grandparents' house.
Yuna Baek, Contributing Writer December 5, 2022

LaLonde is an Orange County, California-based brother duo consisting of Aden and Deven LaLonde under the artist management company Eterna Music Group. Aden is a junior in the University...

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Q&A: New Rules discuss TikTok fame and their boy band identity

WSN sat down with the U.K. and Irish boy band to talk about their new song, music tastes and favorite type of pasta.
Julia Diorio, Contributing Writer November 21, 2022

Not to be confused with the Dua Lipa song, New Rules is everything you’d want from a United Kingdom-based boy band. Alec McGarry, Nathan Lambert and Ryan Meaney first broke...

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Q&A: Designer Andrew Kwon on fashion and the internet

Evening and bridal wear designer Andrew Kwon spoke to WSN about his design process, his time at the Parsons School of Design and the influx of influencers in fashion.
Olivia Liu, Beauty & Style Editor November 18, 2022

Andrew Kwon oozes intimacy. The Korean American designer recently launched his newest bridal collection, Rarefied, which was held in a private suite in the Peninsula Hotel on Fifth...

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Q&A: American auteur Andrew Bujalski explores the faith we put in films

WSN spoke with independent filmmaker Andrew Bujalski about mumblecore, Hollywood filmmaking and his time at Harvard University with Chantal Akerman and Dušan Makavejev.
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor November 16, 2022

Andrew Bujalski is a mainstay in contemporary American independent film. His directorial debut, “Funny Ha Ha” (2002), sent a rippling effect across the festival scene with...

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New dean Wendy Suzuki wants to maximize brain power at CAS

In a Q&A with WSN, Wendy Suzuki shares how her passion for neuroscience will impact her new role as dean of NYU’s College of Arts & Science.
Bruna Horvath, Contributing Writer September 19, 2022

Wendy Suzuki, a professor of neuroscience and psychology at NYU’s Center for Neural Science, started as dean of the College of Arts & Science this month after 24 years as...

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EDM superproducer Pauline Herr discusses collaborations and long distance relationships

WSN spoke to Electric Zoo Main Stage act Pauline Herr about relationships, musical inspirations, artistic collaborations and the future of electronic music.
Michelle Zhou, Contributing Writer September 14, 2022

Pauline Herr is an all-around breakout star who has been an unstoppable force since she stepped into the electronic music scene. From her solo work to collaborations with talents...

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Electronic producer Rome in Silver on drawing out stories in music making

WSN spoke with Rome in Silver about his musical inspirations, recent collaborations and the kindred electronic producers he admires.
Michelle Zhou, Contributing Writer September 14, 2022

Rome in Silver (Vinny Pisciotta) is a constantly evolving musician and trailblazer who doesn’t shy away from experimentation. His distinctive style and sound never fail to breathe...

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How Vivien Goldman became NYU’s Punk Professor

What do Bob Marley and the Slits have in common? NYU professor Vivien Goldman, for one.
Clara Scholl, Arts Editor September 6, 2022

Vivien Goldman, an adjunct reggae and punk professor at the Tisch School of the Arts, grew up surrounded by music in her London home, where she lived with her Jewish parents who...

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Director & star of A24’s ‘Funny Pages’ talk comics, subversive mentors & trusting your voice

WSN spoke with director Owen Kline and actor Daniel Zolghadri about their recent raunchy comedy. “Funny Games” is currently playing at Film at Lincoln Center and is available for rent on video on demand.
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor September 1, 2022

Spoiler warning: This article includes spoilers for “Funny Pages.” Several years in the making, Owen Kline’s directorial debut “Funny Pages” offers a laugh that’s...

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...