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Peterson Toscano Uses Comedy to Tackle Societal Issues

Peterson Toscano Uses Comedy to Tackle Societal Issues

Amelia McBain, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2017


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Comedian Peterson Toscana speaks with WSN about his lecture and comedy routine at the Barasch Theater at NYU on Oct. 11.

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NYU Students Genderbend Shakespeare

NYU Students Genderbend Shakespeare

Joshua Jones, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2017


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NYU students performed a gender-swapped version of Shakespeare's classic in Washington Square Park last weekend.

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Talking With Dominique Fishback of HBO’s ‘The Deuce’

Talking With Dominique Fishback of HBO’s ‘The Deuce’

Sarah Marie Jackson, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2017


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Dominique Fishback of HBO's "The Deuce" recently sat down with WSN to discuss her show, knack for playwriting and playing a prostitute.

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Behind the Scenes With Free Beer

Behind the Scenes With Free Beer

Ryan Mikel, Entertainment Editor

October 10, 2017


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Free Beer is an NYU sketch comedy group that uses its name as a ploy to get students to show up to their performances.

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A Timeline of Celebrity Political Demonstrations on TV

A Timeline of Celebrity Political Demonstrations on TV

Ryan Mikel, Entertainment Editor

October 5, 2017


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From Meryl Streep fiery Golden Globes speech to Marlon Brando's 1973 Oscars boycott, WSN explores the lively, and mostly recent, history of celebrity political demonstrations made on television.

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Top 10 SNL Political Sketches

Top 10 SNL Political Sketches

Lily Dolin, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


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Staff Writer Lily Dolin shares her personal Top 10 political sketches from "Saturday Night Live."

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Not Since “Tiffany’s:” The 10 Worst Whitewashing Incidents in Film

Not Since “Tiffany’s:” The 10 Worst Whitewashing Incidents in Film

Ryan Mikel, Entertainment Editor

October 5, 2017


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Whitewashing is a casting practice in film in which white actors are cast in historically non-white character roles. Explore WSN's picks for the Top 10, or in this case, Bottom 10 incidents of whitewashing in film.

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A History of Political TV

A History of Political TV

Anubhuti Kumar, Highlighter Editor

October 5, 2017


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WSN explores TV political dramas throughout the years, focusing on how the ever-changing administrations and political climate affect these.

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‘Spielberg’ Documentary Captures Spirit of Filmmaker

‘Spielberg’ Documentary Captures Spirit of Filmmaker

Jillian Harrington, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2017


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HBO's new documentary on Steven Spielberg offers an inside look at many of his films that have become childhood staples.

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Three NYU Artists Redefine Childhood With ‘Tuck Me In’

Three NYU Artists Redefine Childhood With ‘Tuck Me In’

Julia Fields, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2017


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"Tuck Me In" showcases three NYU students' artistic representations of the innocence of childhood.

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Tisch Seniors Spill the ‘Tea’

Tisch Seniors Spill the ‘Tea’

Jessica Xing, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2017


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Tisch seniors Angie Jones and Ton Do-Nguyen host "Chamomile Tea," a podcast dealing with race, culture, life and love.

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‘In Search of Dinozord’ Tells The Story Of Dreams

‘In Search of Dinozord’ Tells The Story Of Dreams

Lily Dolin, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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Review of "In Search of Dinozord" Performance at the Skirball Center.

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