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MFA First-Year Show Explores Art Traditions and Makes Statements

MFA First-Year Show Explores Art Traditions and Makes Statements

Maria Jose Lavandera, Contributing Writer
March 20
Filed under ARTS, Entertainment

Steinhardt's MFA Studio Art first-year students explored the poetics and aesthetics of a huge range of sensory input, creating art with everything from human hair to ladders.

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Staff Recs: Break Book Fantasies

Staff Recs: Break Book Fantasies

WSN Staff
March 9
Filed under ARTS, Books, TOP STORIES

As a small ray of light at the end of the midterm exam tunnel, WSN staff has gathered the books that we're looking forward to reading over spring break — outside of class assignments.

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Taste the Darker ‘Half’ of Relationships in New Film

Taste the Darker ‘Half’ of Relationships in New Film

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer
March 9
Filed under ARTS, Film

"The Other Half" is a memorable feature film debut for director Joey Klein — especially considering he tackled the complex and all-too-human story of a couple struggling to deal with trauma.

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Teen Drama ‘Before I Fall’ Flirts with High Art

Teen Drama ‘Before I Fall’ Flirts with High Art

Matthew Holman, Staff Writer
March 9
Filed under ARTS, Film, Uncategorized

Ry Russo-Young's film interpretation of the young adult hit "Before I Fall" isn't worth seeing just because it's well-done — it's worth it because it's one of the most well-done teen flicks made to date.

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Georgia O’Keeffe – A ‘Modern’ Woman

Georgia O’Keeffe – A ‘Modern’ Woman

Emily Conklin, Staff Writer
March 8
Filed under ARTS, Entertainment, TOP STORIES

The Brooklyn Museum's new exhibit shows a side of Georgia O'Keeffe few people past her lifetime have ever seen — her clothing and the way it defined who she was as an artist and a woman.

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New Film ‘The Institute’ Satisfies With a Twist

New Film ‘The Institute’ Satisfies With a Twist

Anubhuti Kumar, Staff Writer
March 8
Filed under ARTS, Film

James Franco and Pamela Romanowsky’s latest directing venture "The Institute" is less of a thriller than the same-old psych ward mystery flick, though its twist ending keeps it from being a copycat work.

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Alternate Americas at Reading with Kaitlyn Greenidge, David Means

Alternate Americas at Reading with Kaitlyn Greenidge, David Means

Michael Landes, Staff Writer
March 8
Filed under ARTS, Books, TOP STORIES

As much as the phrase "in today's political climate" has become as tired as a marathon runner after a race, there's something to be said for how crystal-clear a lens the alternate-reality novels of Kaitlyn Greenidge and David Means seemed to provide during their reading at the NYU Creative Writers' House last week.

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At Fusion Film Fest, HBO Encourages Confidence, Passion and Having a Voice

At Fusion Film Fest, HBO Encourages Confidence, Passion and Having a Voice

Kamila Daurenova, Contributing Writer
March 8
Filed under ARTS, Film, Film Festivals, NYU

As one of Fusion Film Fest's guests of honor, HBO's Head of Talent Development Kelly Edwards discussed overcoming shyness and her love for Black Ops 3 over brunch.

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Fusion Fest Holds Directing Masterclass with Alum Melina Matsoukas

Fusion Fest Holds Directing Masterclass with Alum Melina Matsoukas

Kyna McClenaghan, Contributing Writer
March 8
Filed under ARTS, Film, Film Festivals, NYU

At a masterclass hosted as a part of the annual NYU Fusion Film Festival, director and NYU alum Melina Matsoukas discussed directing and social justice.

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What We’re Listening To: Spring Break Playlist

What We’re Listening To: Spring Break Playlist

Gilchrist Green, Music Editor
March 8
Filed under ARTS, Music, TOP STORIES

If you’re as tired of class as we are, relax during spring break by listening to this shiny, happy playlist every day.

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‘Betting on Zero’ Details Herbalife’s Marketing Scheme

‘Betting on Zero’ Details Herbalife’s Marketing Scheme

Phyllis Lam, Contributing Writer
March 7
Filed under ARTS, Film

New documentary "Betting On Zero" vividly brings stock investor Bill Ackman's battle against Herbalife to life, allowing the people on the inside of the historic struggle to speak their truths.

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The Barber is Back on Barrow Street for ‘Sweeney Todd’ Revival

The Barber is Back on Barrow Street for ‘Sweeney Todd’ Revival

Annaluz Cabrera, Staff Writer
March 7
Filed under ARTS, Theater, TOP STORIES

Ever wondered what it would be like to step into the wild world of cannibalism in "Sweeney Todd?" Barrow Street Theater's revamped production gives audience members the chance to quite literally be a part of the classic musical's bloodthirsty action.

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