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Basic bitches no more

Basic bitches no more

By Grace Dixon, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2015


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Rejoice and be glad in basicness, bitches; your wardrobe needs it.

WSN Arts Desk’s Best of 2013

WSN Arts Desk’s Best of 2013

January 6, 2014


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With each year, the arts writers face the challenge of limiting the best in entertainment to a near impossible 10 rankings. 2013 was a particularly broad and diverse year for entertainment — whether it be mainstream or independent, comedy or drama, 2013 was explosive in the quality and range of its...

Christmas album comes with Grande promise

Christmas album comes with Grande promise

December 10, 2013


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‘Tis the season for Christmas albums. Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige and Jewel are just a few to release their spins on seasonal songs this year, but, unexpectedly, 20-year-old Ariana Grande seems to be receiving the most hype for her EP, “Christmas Kisses,” scheduled for release on Dec. 24. What is it that makes ...

Spike Jonze astounds audiences with visual, aural masterpiece ‘Her’

Spike Jonze astounds audiences with visual, aural masterpiece ‘Her’

December 10, 2013


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To put it simply, “Her” is the best film of the year. Spike Jonze’s not-so-futuristic tale of the love between a lonely man and his computer’s operating system is one of the most genuine and authentic romances ever made. Joaquin Phoenix plays Theodore Twombly, a writer at a company specializing...

Documentary examines effects of nuclear impact

Documentary examines  effects of nuclear impact

December 10, 2013


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  The Atomic Age was launched into existence with the twin strikes at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which makes it ironic because today Japan is one of the leading users of nuclear power. The tiny island has the third largest number of reactors in the world. Despite the trauma nuclear weapons wrought upon the nation, the la...

Four-actor production brings ‘Hamlet’ to profound success

Four-actor production brings ‘Hamlet’ to profound success

December 3, 2013


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“Hamlet” is not an easy show to perform. From the little old lady in the front row reciting “to be or not to be” along with the actor, to the more general problem of the audience knowing exactly what will occur by the end of the show, “Hamlet” is fraught with challenges. With at least 3...

Britney Spears struggles to find emotional balance on ‘Britney Jean’

Britney Spears struggles to find emotional balance on ‘Britney Jean’

December 3, 2013


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“Britney Jean” is an album divided. Whereas Britney Spears’ last several LPs (“Femme Fatale,” “Circus,” “Blackout”) felt like cohesive works with overarching ideas, “Britney Jean” feels like a collection of clashing ideas in search of a singular product. In promotional interviews...

Students, faculty decide What Matters Most in 2013

Students, faculty decide What Matters Most in 2013

November 22, 2013


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Students gathered to hear their peers and faculty debate at the third annual What Matters Most 2013 panel held Nov. 21 in Brittany residence hall. The chosen topics, submitted by NYU students before the event, were separated into three categories — Politics, Culture and Entertainment, and Technology...

‘Narco’ fails to fully explore Mexican Drug War impact

‘Narco’ fails to fully explore Mexican Drug War impact

November 20, 2013


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  While eating dinner in his hometown of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, Richi Soto’s family members urge him to leave his job. Worlds away in Los Angeles, Eugene Quintero hands his wife a wad of cash and simply says, “Savings.” Shaul Schwarz juxtaposes the lives of Soto and Quintero in h...

Vince Vaughn, director Ken Scott cannot deliver laughs in remake

Vince Vaughn, director Ken Scott cannot deliver laughs in remake

November 20, 2013


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Ken Scott’s “Starbuck” used an intriguing, if not exactly believable, circumstance and transformed it into a decently entertaining and heartwarming fable. But “Delivery Man,” Scott’s own remake of “Starbuck,” is more of a mistake than anything else. The outlandish premise is fails t...

Chris Lilley discusses revival of fan-favorite character

Chris Lilley discusses revival of fan-favorite character

November 20, 2013


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“I like weird shows,” Chris Lilley said. “I like things to be a bit unusual.” There’s no one else in the entertainment world quite like Lilley — certainly not on American television. Perhaps that’s why the Australian comedian has garnered millions of fans across geographic borders eve...

Jake Bugg’s ‘Shangri La’ shows no sophomore slump

Jake Bugg’s ‘Shangri La’ shows no sophomore slump

November 19, 2013


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Removed from the English Midlands and now stationed in glamorous Malibu, Calif., Jake Bugg has cleaned up his sound while still maintaining his street cred. With Rick Rubin as his producer and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith as his drummer, Bugg’s sophomore album “Shangri La” is an impressiv...

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