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Richie Havens’ awe-inspiring legacy

Richie Havens’ awe-inspiring legacy

April 24, 2013
Filed under ARTS

  On Monday, folk legend Richie Havens died of a heart attack in his New Jersey home. He was 72 years old. Havens was best known as Woodstock’s opening act. As the very first musician to play in the legendary 1969 festival, which included acts like Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Janis Jopl... Read more »

Songwriter’s Portrait: Craig Finn

Songwriter’s Portrait: Craig Finn

April 9, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Editor's Picks

  Craig Finn, best known as the frontman for the Hold Steady, doesn’t really sing. Rather, he talks, yells and spits his way through songs about getting high, the Mississippi River and getting high by the Mississippi River. Luckily, these songs contain lyrics that sound straight out of James Joyce... Read more »

‘Happy Endings’ marketing strategy insults fans

‘Happy Endings’ marketing strategy insults fans

April 9, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Editor's Picks

When the critically adored but ratings-challenged comedy “Happy Endings” returned to ABC after a hiatus that began at the end of January, the show found itself not just in a new time slot but with a new slogan as well. Commercials promoting the return of the show implored viewers to “Save ‘Ha... Read more »

Jenny Lewis revives Rilo Kiley sound in ‘rKives’

Jenny Lewis revives Rilo Kiley sound in ‘rKives’

April 2, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Editor's Picks

  When L.A. indie-rock group Rilo Kiley officially announced in 2011 that they had broken up, the possibility of any new material effectively vanished. When combined with lead singer Jenny Lewis’ burgeoning solo career and guitarist Blake Sennett’s report of the band’s inner toxicity, Ril... Read more »

Third season of ‘Game of Thrones’ is coming

Third season of ‘Game of Thrones’ is coming

March 28, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Editor's Picks

The weather may be getting warmer in New York City, but make no mistake — winter is coming. “Game of Thrones,” HBO’s acclaimed fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin’s “Song of Ice and Fire” book series, will begin its third season this Sunday. The season premiere centers on the af... Read more »

The Highlighter

The Highlighter

March 14, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Exclude From Homepage List

When The Highlighter first started, it was used merely as a home for the overflow of content the WSN Arts desk was producing. A newspaper has a finite amount of space, and there just wasn’t enough room for reviews of the new Old 97’s album or weekly reviews of “Community” episodes, so th... Read more »

‘Journey’ returns gaming to its roots

‘Journey’ returns gaming to its roots

March 14, 2013
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  The main criticism against “Journey,” a PlayStation Network game created by the indie developer thatgamecompany, is that it is not really a game. Admittedly, “Journey” does not share many of the typical qualities one might find in a modern video game. An average play-through only takes... Read more »

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

March 14, 2013
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When I was a kid, I loved the Harry Potter books. This isn’t exactly a mind-blowing revelation, as that was an opinion shared by most of my peers. However, my middle school self was so anti-mainstream that I felt the need to express my adoration of the J.K. Rowling series in a way that was different... Read more »

Arts Issue 2013

Arts Issue 2013

March 14, 2013
Filed under ARTS, SPECIAL EDITIONS

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Oscars 2013: Best Picture

Oscars 2013: Best Picture

February 21, 2013
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  The lead-up to the 2013 Academy Awards has been one of the most suspenseful, intriguing and unpredictable races in recent memory. The confusion started when Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow were snubbed for Best Director for their films “Argo” and “Zero Dark Thirty” respectively, seemingly eliminat... Read more »

Songwriter’s Portrait: John Darnielle

Songwriter’s Portrait: John Darnielle

February 6, 2013
Filed under ARTS

With today’s ever improving technology, it has become increasingly easy to make music with the click of a button. However, one thing that can’t yet be replaced by technology is the art of lyricism. Great lyricists are few and far between these days, so it’s important to recognize them before record... Read more »

Best concerts of 2012 show vibrancy of indie scene

Best concerts of 2012 show vibrancy of indie scene

December 11, 2012
Filed under ARTS

EMA Smashes the Lights Music Hall of Williamsburg, March 16 After a tremendous debut album in 2011 and a few headline-making CMJ Music Marathon shows, Erika M. Anderson, also known as EMA, took it up a notch with a hell-raising show at the MHOW earlier this year. During her rendition of the lyri... Read more »

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