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Washington Square News

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

Washington Square News

Front of a bar with a black facade and orange signage that says “PEBBLE BAR.”

Cocktail chronicles: A guide to Midtown bars and nightclubs for every day of the week

Let’s go above 14th Street!
Liz Lindain and Leila Anderson April 24, 2024

By popular demand — literally no one asked — we are back with another rendition of cocktail chronicles, but this time we are going above 14th Street, specifically, to Midtown....

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Review: Taylor Swift is back, better and sooner than ever

Released two hours after the original album dropped, Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology,” proves her mastery in lyricism and a complete understanding of her sound.
Emily Genova, Deputy Managing Editor April 24, 2024

Taylor Swift fans dropped everything Thursday night to listen to the newly-released “The Tortured Poets Department,” a compilation of 65 minutes of heartbreak, angst and regret....

A front entrance with the text “Electric Lady Studios” written in a retro white font on two reflective walls.

‘An exploitative environment’: The interns behind Electric Lady Studios

Julia Diorio, Music Editor February 20, 2024
Student interns expecting to gain hands-on experience in the music industry told WSN they were made to do janitorial and administrative work at the renowned recording studio.
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Staff Recs: la fin.

Join WSN’s Arts Desk in celebrating some of this year’s artistic triumphs.

The final stretch of the year is both cherished and chaotic with its never-ending festivities. Before you gorge yourself on Christmas cookies or get tipsy on spiked eggnog, though,...

A recreation of the main stage of the “Saturday Night Live” set on display at a museum. There are three brown door-like frames against the back wall of the set. Musical instruments sit in the dark on the stage. On either side of the stage are television screens, both under an illuminated lamp attached to each side of the wall.

Live from New York: it’s your Saturday Night!

Whether you’re a longtime fan of the show or your favorite stars are hosting, here’s your best shot at making it into Studio 8H.
Dani Biondi, Contributing Writer November 7, 2023

If you’re tired of breaking the bank on a Saturday night out, or you found out that you missed Taylor Swift or Pedro Pascal hosting at NBC Studios the next day, try your hand...

A display of shelves showing Taylor Swift smiling with the words 1989 (Taylors Version) with multiple vinyls in the middle of a large room with other aisles of items on sale.

Review: ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ proves the album will never go out of style

Taylor Swift’s rerelease of “1989” is a dreamy rendition of her New York past that showcases her lyrical artistry.
Julia Diorio, Music Editor October 30, 2023

Red lips, smeared eyeliner, a blue dress on a boat, one lost Grammy and a suspected snowmobile crash with then-boyfriend Harry Styles — 2014 Taylor Swift had every bit of inspiration...

Taylor Swift performs standing with a guitar in hand. Swift wears a pink mid-length dress with layered ruffles as she sings into a standing microphone.

Ranked: Taylor Swift’s vault tracks

From devastating heartbreak ballads to solo-dance-party anthems, there is a vault track for everybody.
Emily Genova and Natalie Thomas October 25, 2023

This Friday, Taylor Swift is releasing her latest re-recording, “1989 (Taylor’s Version),” which will include five previously unreleased songs from that era — her “From...

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What to do this week: Latin American festival, pumpkin carving and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Oct. 23-29.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor October 22, 2023

Fans sang, danced and cheered throughout the film. (Manasa Gudavalli for WSN)

Review: Taylor Swift brings the stage to the big screen in The Eras Tour concert film

In this cinematic cut, the Eras Tour “Hits Different.”

Since Taylor Swift last filled stadiums with her “Reputation” tour, she has released four new albums: “Lover,” “folklore,” “evermore” and "Midnights.” Due to...

Taylor Swift stands on a black platform onstage with a microphone in hand, surrounded by smoke and red light. A white spotlight shines on her as she performs, wearing a black bodysuit with one pant leg and sleeve as well as black boots.

What to know before you go: The Eras Tour

Swifties, here's the ultimate survival guide to seeing Taylor Swift in all of her eras. “1, 2, 3, let’s go bitch!”
Natalie Thomas and Manasa Gudavalli May 26, 2023

An illustration of a light blue Cooley jukebox and a box of vinyl records labeled “ten dollars each.”

The best NYC record stores participating in Record Store Day

On April 22, celebrate your favorite record stores and artists with over 300 exclusive vinyl releases.
Ashley Simons, Contributing Writer April 21, 2023

Mark your calendars for this Saturday, April 22 — this year's annual Record Store Day. This holiday promotes independently owned record stores around the country by giving fans...

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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...