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‘The Portal:’ A Movie on the Stage

‘The Portal:’ A Movie on the Stage

December 5, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater

"The Portal" takes too much advantage of multimedia tools and comes off more like a bad party than a thought-provoking theater piece.

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Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Theater

Before the West Village was bougie, it was the kingdom of the queens.

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NYU Dancer Tests Her Limits

NYU Dancer Tests Her Limits

Natalie Whalen, Staff Writer
December 5, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Entertainment

NYU alumna Sayer Mansfield has graduated from the university and found her niche in Pilobolus, where she gets to combine dancing and acting for an art all its own.

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“Here I Am” Is Here and Now

“Here I Am” Is Here and Now

Alexandra Pierson, Theater and Books Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Books

Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Jonathan Safran Foer brought his energy and unorthodoxy to his reading of his new novel "Here I Am" last week.

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Kevin Devine Talks ‘Instigator,’ Social Justice and Musical Growth

Kevin Devine Talks ‘Instigator,’ Social Justice and Musical Growth

Bobby Wagner, Managing Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music

In an exclusive interview with WSN, indie artist Kevin Devine gives the details behind his new album "Instigator" and the tricks to his trade.

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A Film That Gives More Than We Asked

A Film That Gives More Than We Asked

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Film

Ken Loach's "I, Daniel Blake" gives its audience more than it bargained for with parallels to the populist sentiments that drove Brexit and the working-class frustration riddling America.

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Staff Recs: Best Worst Band Names

Staff Recs: Best Worst Band Names

WSN Staff
December 2, 2016
Filed under ARTS

We all know there are some band names that shouldn't be band names — here's WSN staff's favorites.

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PREMIERE: Clive Davis’ Murielle Drops ‘Walking Out That Door’

PREMIERE: Clive Davis’ Murielle Drops ‘Walking Out That Door’

Lexi Riesenberg, Contributing Writer
December 2, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music, TOP STORIES

NYU's latest rising star Murielle is premiering her new single "Walk Out That Door" today, and it's a mix of afro-beats and R&B that you won't want to miss.

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Alum’s Film Induces Anxiety From Start to Finish

Alum’s Film Induces Anxiety From Start to Finish

Thomas Price, Deputy Opinion Editor
December 1, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Film, TOP STORIES

"The Eyes of My Mother" is what horror movie fans have been waiting for — a breath of fresh fear in a tepid genre lost to jump-scares.

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Anthology Honors the Legacy of Dennis Hopper

Anthology Honors the Legacy of Dennis Hopper

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer
November 30, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Film

In a well-deserved honoring of actor David Hopper, Film Anthology Archives will be screening his films for just over a week - including the iconic "Blue Velvet."

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Pilobolus Bends Bodies, Minds

Pilobolus Bends Bodies, Minds

Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor
November 28, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Entertainment

NYU Skirball is currently hosting the mind- and body-bending dance company Pilobolus, featuring everything from OK Go to Vivaldi in their inventive dancing.

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When Reporters Become Their Own Stories

When Reporters Become Their Own Stories

Khrysgiana Pineda, Staff Writer
November 28, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Books

Washington Post journalist and reporter Wesley Lowery's new novel recounts the stunning reality of injustice surrounding protests focused on racial injustice — especially the Black Lives Matter protests.

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