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Governors Ball 2018

Governors Ball 2018

By Pamela Jew and Veronica Liow

June 16, 2018


Filed under Arts

Comprised of city slickers, suburban dreamers and teenage music lovers from all over, Governors Ball rang in its eighth year on Randall's Island. Governors Ball, more lovingly known as Gov Ball, kicks off and sets the bar for the festival season in New York City with headliners like Jack White, Travis...

Brooklyn Kids Festival Tackles Adversity, Bullies and Trump, Too

Brooklyn Kids Festival Tackles Adversity, Bullies and Trump, Too

By Ryan Mikel, Arts Editor

June 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

The Brooklyn International Film Festival held its kidsfilmfest this past weekend, where 15 films tackled prevalent themes in today's political landscape.

Tribeca 2018: ‘Bobby Kennedy for President:’ A Glossy Tribute

Tribeca 2018: ‘Bobby Kennedy for President:’ A Glossy Tribute

By Lily Dolin, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

The Netflix docuseries “Bobby Kennedy for President" explores the life of the New York Senator before his tragic assassination in 1968.

Tribeca 2018: ‘Maine’ Lacks a Main Event

Tribeca 2018: ‘Maine’ Lacks a Main Event

By Matthew Holman, Entertainment Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

Matthew Brown's "Maine" is a film lost in the wilderness.

Tribeca 2018: A Complex Examination of Grief in ‘To Dust’

Tribeca 2018: A Complex Examination of Grief in ‘To Dust’

By Alex Cullina, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

"To Dust" follows Shmuel, a Hasidic Jew, and the grief surrounding his wife's death. It won the audience award at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.

Tribeca 2018: ‘Jellyfish’ Is a Valiant First Effort for James Gardner

Tribeca 2018: ‘Jellyfish’ Is a Valiant First Effort for James Gardner

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

If one were to judge James Gardner’s film “Jellyfish” on its synopsis, their initial assumptions may deceive them.

Tribeca 2018: Comedy and Trauma and ‘All About Nina’

Tribeca 2018: Comedy and Trauma and ‘All About Nina’

By Natalie Whalen, Film Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

NYU alumna Eva Vives’ newest film “All About Nina" blends comedy, drama and romance, but if you came just for the laughs, be warned...

Tribeca 2018: ‘The Night Eats the World’ Is A Great Zombie Movie

Tribeca 2018: ‘The Night Eats the World’ Is A Great Zombie Movie

By Alex Cullina, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

“The Night Eats the World" follows one man's journey after an outbreak of flesh-eating zombies.

Staff Recs: Intelligent Horror Films

Staff Recs: Intelligent Horror Films

By Ryan Mikel, Guru Ramanathan, Anubhuti Kumar, Tyler Crews, Alex Cullina, and Alejandro Villa Vásquez

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

In honor of "A Quiet Place" getting a sequel and "Get Out" winning an Oscar, WSN has compiled a list of the most intelligent horror films for your viewing pleasure.

Hillary Clinton Speaks Candidly at PEN World Voices

Hillary Clinton Speaks Candidly at PEN World Voices

By Emily Fagel, Theater and Books Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts, Books

Hillary Clinton sat down with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ("Americanah") at PEN World Voices Festival on Sunday to discuss the importance of free speech and free press.

Tribeca 2018: Swedish Film ‘Amateurs’ Is a Little Amateur

Tribeca 2018: Swedish Film ‘Amateurs’ Is a Little Amateur

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

"Amateurs" tap into the heart of what makes filmmaking so special, as well as the struggles of the craft itself.

A Slew of Student Singles for Your Summer Playlist

A Slew of Student Singles for Your Summer Playlist

By Connor Gatesman, Music Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music

2018 has boded well for NYU, with students and alumni dropping a slew of enticing singles that cover a wide berth of styles and topics.

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