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Washington Square News

A desaturated image depicting a light blue warehouse next to train tracks, with a black train approaching it. In front is a white sign with black text that reads “BAD AXE.” There is snow on the ground.

Q&A: David Siev’s American dream lives on in ‘Bad Axe’

Director David Siev spoke to WSN about his newest film, restaurant communities and the American identity. “Bad Axe” will play in select theaters on Nov. 18.
Caitlyn McConnell, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

David Siev’s feature directorial debut, “Bad Axe,” is a heartfelt documentary that follows his family as they struggle to run their restaurant, Rachel’s of Bad Axe, in...

Directed and co-written by Annie Silverstein, “Bull” centers around 14-year-old Kris who discovers a passion for bull riding with mentor Abe Turner. “Bull” was released last week and was meant to be screened at SXSW. (Photo courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films)

‘Bull’ Offers an Intimate Glimpse Into Rodeo Life

Annie Silverstein’s intimate narrative brings intense realism and powerful performances that make the film worth watching.
Kaylee DeFreitas, Arts Editor May 4, 2020

From the beginning of Annie Silverstein’s “Bull,” it is apparent that Kris (Amber Havard) has become resigned to her circumstances. The adults around her show her little...

Molly Shannon and Susan Ziegler in Wild Nights with Emily. The new biographical comedy-drama depicts the love affair between poet Emily Dickinson and her sister-in-law and muse Susan Huntington Dickinson with warmth and humor. (via P2 Films)

Tisch Alum’s Film Shines New Light on Emily Dickinson

Writer and director Madeleine Olnek’s new dramedy “Wild Nights with Emily” uses relatively recent insights into the poet’s private life.
Alex Cullina, Theater & Books Editor April 17, 2019

Everyone knows the story of the 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson: she was a spinster and a recluse, and she wrote her poems without intending for them to ever be published. “People...

Boyscott is an independent music band. (Courtesy of Behind the Curtains Media)

Indie Rock Group Boyscott Wants to Conquer Brooklyn

With over four million streams on Spotify, the Connecticut-based indie rock group is just getting started.
Nicole Rosenthal, Music Editor March 31, 2019

Indie rock minimalist group Boyscott played to a crowded room in Ridgewood, Queens March 24 in what was their most “intimidating” set yet. In fact, band members flew in their...

Poster for Nijla Mumin coming-of-age film Jinn, which explores black and Muslim identity in todays political landscape.

‘Jinn’ Brings Fire and Life to Teenage Crisis

Hailey Nuthals, Editor-at-Large March 28, 2018
Nijla Mu'min’s "Jinn" explores black and Muslim identity in today's political landscape through a girl's coming-of-age.
John Krasinskis “A Quiet Place” is a high-concept horror whose premise revolves around monsters who hunt through sound.

John Krasinski Tries Out Horror with ‘A Quiet Place’

Zuleyma Sanchez, Staff Writer March 26, 2018
After tackling comedy, action, and independent films, John Krasinski is shedding new light on his creative ability and the importance of genre films.
Porches frontman Aaron Maine performing at South by Southwest earlier this month.

Aaron Maine Talks Porches, Home and ‘The House’

Ryan Mikel, Arts Editor March 26, 2018
Porches returned to New York with "The House" tour on Friday night. WSN caught up with frontman Aaron Maine at SXSW earlier this month to talk home and "The House."
 Benjamin Dickey and Alia Shawkat in Blaze.

‘Blaze’ and the Unsung Country Legend

Natalie Whalen, Film Editor March 23, 2018
Ethan Hawke's "Blaze" follows the life of little-known country blues singer Blaze Foley. It recently competed at the South by Southwest Film Festival.
Toni Collette stars as the matriarch of the Graham family in A24s new horror film Hereditary.

‘Hereditary’ Scares On Two Levels at SXSW

Natalie Whalen, Film Editor March 21, 2018
A24's newest horror film “Hereditary” ditches jump scares for deeper, psychological anxieties that work together to recreate what nightmares are made of.
Superorganism performing at SXSW 2018.

SXSW 2018: (Some Of) The Best Artists You Missed

Natalie Whalen, Film Editor March 20, 2018
We’ve compiled a list of New York and NYU-based artists and bands from SXSW last week. Check it out!
Christopher Plummer as Jack and Vera Farmiga as Laura in a scene from “Boundaries,” directed by Shana Feste.

‘Boundaries’ Director Crosses Personal Thresholds

Natalie Whalen, Film Editor March 19, 2018
WSN sat down with "Boundaries" director Shana Feste and cast members Lewis MacDougall and Yahya Abdul-Mateen to discuss the film's premiere at SXSW.
Emma Seligman and Rachel Sennott talking on the set of Shiva Baby.

Tisch Alumna Talks Sugar Babies, Shivas and SXSW

Ryan Mikel, Arts Editor March 19, 2018
Emma Seligman's senior thesis "Shiva Baby" premiered at SXSW last week. WSN sat down with the student filmmaker to discuss shivas, sugar babies and the acclaimed Texas festival.