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

Washington Square News

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Review: Netflix’s ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ is rough, buddy

The live-action adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” rarely ever excels as a shot-for-shot remake of the popular cartoon, ultimately frustrating longtime fans of the original.
Carmo Moniz and Yezen Saadah March 15, 2024

Warning: This review contains spoilers for “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” Two of your favorite WSN staffers offer their thoughts on one of the most anticipated shows of the...

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Off the Radar: Suits, swears and ‘Succession’ in ‘The Thick of It’

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films and shows available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “The Thick of It” is available to stream on Kanopy.
Elio Kaczmarek, Contributing Writer March 1, 2024

“Succession” gave us enlightened investigations of love, business and identity, while being a blisteringly funny television series. For fans of British programming, or anybody...

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Off the Radar: The surprising tenderness of Jacques Tati’s ‘Trafic’

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “Trafic” is available to stream on Kanopy.
Ethan Beck, Staff Writer February 23, 2024

Jacques Tati, the French filmmaker behind visually dazzling comedies like 1958’s  “Mon Oncle” and the 1967 “PlayTime,” began his career in entertainment as a mime, performing...

An illustration of the “Poor Things” protagonist, Bella Baxter, with a light purple film strip in the background. Bella is cut into pieces, with her brain outside of her body, and is running.

‘Poor Things’ argues to be human is to be monstrous

Subverting genre and reflecting the classics prior, “Poor Things” proposes what a modern monster movie should look like.
Liv Steinhardt, Contributing Writer February 16, 2024

In the popular discourse regarding “Poor Things,” audiences have repeatedly tried to categorize this label-rejecting film. A quick Google search finds “Poor Things” labeled...

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The lasting genius of ‘The Sopranos’ on its 25th anniversary

Even 25 years on, “waste management” has never been so entertaining.
Joseph Paladino, Staff Writer February 6, 2024

In January of 1999, America was introduced to a staple of Sunday night television for the next eight years as New Jersey mob boss — sorry, “waste management consultant” —...

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Review: ‘Scott Pilgrim Takes Off’ actually cuts deeper than the movie

The newest leg of the beloved “Scott Pilgrim” franchise has recast its story in the form of an animated series, which succeeds both without and in spite of its titular protagonist.
Eleanor Jacobs, Contributing Writer December 11, 2023

Nineteen years, three iterations and seven evil exes since its initial conception, the “Scott Pilgrim” franchise continues with “Scott Pilgrim Takes Off,” an eight-installment...

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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...

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‘Daisy Jones & the Six’: From the paperback to the small screen and beyond

Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novel was adapted into a new Amazon Prime drama that comes with a whole world of merchandise and music.
Olivia Olson, Contributing Writer April 18, 2023

Last month, the miniseries “Daisy Jones & the Six,” adapted from Taylor Jenkins Reid’s best-selling novel of the same title, graced the small screen via Amazon Prime....

Three characters, Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong), Roman Roy (Kieran Culkin) and Jess Jordan (Juliana Canfield) gather together in a living room.

Recap: ‘Succession’ S4E2: Not serious people

The rebel Roys, Connor and their dad come together on the eve of Waystar’s sale and a pivotal wedding.
Colleen Secaur, Contributing Writer April 4, 2023

As someone who admittedly wants to see Kendall, Shiv and Roman come out of “Succession” relatively unscathed, it is absolutely infuriating, if par for the course, to see them...

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Review: New doc on Sarah Lawrence cult tells the harrowing truth of survivors

The docuseries follows a group of nine students at Sarah Lawrence College who fell victim to manipulation. It serves as a harrowing realization that cults are not things of the past, but closer than we know.
Julia Diorio, Contributing Writer February 28, 2023

Content warning: This article contains descriptions of sexual assault. Sarah Lawrence College sits in the small village of Bronxville, New York, an affluent Westchester County...

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Hello, ‘You’: A fresh new season filled with love and murder

Season four shows a different side of Joe Goldberg as he acquaints himself with the British upper class.
Pritheva Zakaria, Contributing Writer February 27, 2023

Netflix dropped Part 1 of the fourth season of “You” on Feb. 9 to the delight of fans. The popular psychological thriller has had many hooked on Joe Goldberg and his cryptic...

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Opinion: NYU’s film production allotment isn’t enough

With rising production costs, NYU should financially support their student filmmakers to level the playing field and help them reach their greatest potential.
Sebastian Zufelt, Staff Writer February 20, 2023

The privilege of attending NYU’s Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television gives access to a greater pre-professional education than anywhere else. Students in Intermediate...