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The World According to Rachel: On the Real Deal

The World According to Rachel: On the Real Deal

Rachel Ruecker, Senior Editor

April 20, 2017


Filed under COLUMNS

Senior Editor Rachel Ruecker discusses how capitalism has grown from a free-market theory into a complicated and occasionally depressing paradox, but it's hard to see its complexities from inside the bubble.

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Artists Responding to Election on Display at Kimmel

Artists Responding to Election on Display at Kimmel

Anastasiya Shelest, Contributing Writer

March 6, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Entertainment, TOP STORIES

The Kimmel Galleries are currently home to one of the biggest exhibits they've ever hosted, both in terms of sheer size and scope. "Unnatural Election: Artists Respond to the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election” is exactly what it sounds like on a scale that will astound.

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Politics Play Out at Sundance

Politics Play Out at Sundance

Laura Tucciarone, Contributing Writer

January 23, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Film

Amidst the politically divisive days of late, Sundance Film Festival faces its own controversies, from its founders to its participants.

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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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VIDEO: A Trump Presidency in the Eyes of New Yorkers

VIDEO: A Trump Presidency in the Eyes of New Yorkers

November 13, 2016


Filed under 2016 Election, Featured On Homepage, Featured Video, Multimedia Featured On Homepage, NEWS

NYU Journalism students interviewed New Yorkers on the streets in the wake of the election. Here are some of the things they had to say about his impending presidency.

New York Reacts: Trump Elected President

Anna Letson, Multimedia Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under 2016 Election, Featured Multimedia, Featured On Homepage, Featured Video, MULTIMEDIA, Multimedia Featured On Homepage, NEWS

NYU Journalism students went around New York today and asked people about their feelings surrounding the election results. This is what they had to say.

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‘Bulworth’ Relevant 20 Years Later

‘Bulworth’ Relevant 20 Years Later

Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under ARTS, Film

"Bulworth" might have been released in 1998, but its political satire seems eerily familiar in the context of today's presidential race.

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Bad Theater Festival: Better Than It Sounds

Bad Theater Festival: Better Than It Sounds

Michael Landes, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under ARTS, Theater

The Bad Theater Festival is an undeniably necessary part of theater today, preserving and giving due homage to the fringe tradition.

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Pop is Putting the ‘Polis’ Back in ‘Politics’

Pop is Putting the ‘Polis’ Back in ‘Politics’

Emily Fong, Opinion Editor

October 25, 2016


Filed under ARTS, Music, TOP STORIES

The "30 Days, 30 Songs" initiative does what politics is supposed to do: make the officials that run our country and the processes surrounding their election back into a matter of public interest.

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NYFF Week 4: Toiling Along

NYFF Week 4: Toiling Along

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor

October 18, 2016


Filed under ARTS, Film, TOP STORIES

The New York Film Festival drew to a close with a week of films that ranged from shocking depictions of recovery from violence to British explorations in the Amazon forest in the early 1900s.

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NYFF Week 3: Comedies Within Dramas

NYFF Week 3: Comedies Within Dramas

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor

October 11, 2016


Filed under ARTS, Film, TOP STORIES

WSN's wrap-up of the third week of the New York Film Festival covers figures from Iggy Pop to the iconic Chilean poet Pablo Neruda whose narratives are told with comedic artistry within their own dramatic tales.

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NYFF Week 2: The Contrasting Reasons for Sadness in Daily Life

NYFF Week 2: The Contrasting Reasons for Sadness in Daily Life

Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor

October 4, 2016


Filed under ARTS, Film, TOP STORIES

Between Ava DuVernay's "13th" and Kenneth Lonergan's "Manchester By the Sea," this week's films at New York Film Festival exhibited the varying flavors of sorrow.

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