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The 2018 Oscars: The Year Diversity Won

The 2018 Oscars: The Year Diversity Won

By Alison Zimmerman, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Culture, Opinion

Abandoning their tradition of favoring white men, this year's Oscars finally acknowledged and awarded deserving individuals regardless of gender, race or sexuality.

The Awards Feature

The Awards Feature

By Ryan Mikel and Molly Dolan

March 5, 2018


Filed under READ THIS WEEK'S ISSUE, Special Editions, Special Issues, Top Story, Uncategorized, Under the Arch

Let’s face it: the Academy Awards is not the end-all, be-all for measuring aptitude and success in the film industry. Every year there are snubs. Every year there is controversy. However, the ceremony does succeed in furthering the narrative of art’s role in times of civil unrest. As we alrea...

Staff Recs: Who Should Win Best Picture

Staff Recs: Who Should Win Best Picture

By Ryan Mikel, Jordan Reynolds, Alejandro Villa Vásquez, Matthew Holman, and Sayer Devlin

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

The WSN Staff makes a case for which "Best Picture" nominees should take home the top prize at the 90th Academy Awards this Sunday.

Hidden Gems in Oscars’ Live Action Shorts

Hidden Gems in Oscars’ Live Action Shorts

By Joel Lee, Contributing Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

This year’s Oscar-Nominated Live Action Shorts are timely in tackling the nuances of social issues that we face today.

A Timeline of Celebrity Political Demonstrations on TV

A Timeline of Celebrity Political Demonstrations on TV

By Ryan Mikel, Entertainment Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

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.

Hollywood’s Turbulent Relationship with Asian-American Actors

Hollywood’s Turbulent Relationship with Asian-American Actors

By Abe Selby, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts

A passionate look at Hollywood's turbulent relationship with Asian-American actors.

Oscars Are Still Problematic

Oscars Are Still Problematic

By Drew Lederman, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

While the Oscars may be more diverse this year, the award still has an immensely white-washed past to counter it's current progress.

What We’re Listening To: Oscar Soundtrack Bests

What We’re Listening To: Oscar Soundtrack Bests

By Gilchrist Green, Music Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music

Prepare yourself for the emotional roller coaster that's sure to be this year's Academy Awards ceremony with our staff's picks for the best soundtrack songs from Oscar-nominated films!

Tisch to Manchester: Family, Grief and Writer’s Block

Tisch to Manchester: Family, Grief and Writer’s Block

By Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

Before he faces the nerves and excitement of finding out which of six Academy Award nominations he won this week, Kenneth Lonergan spoke with WSN about his latest film, "Manchester By the Sea," and what he feels when looking back at his time at Tisch.

Nominated for an Oscar, Banned from Ceremony

Nominated for an Oscar, Banned from Ceremony

By Bradley Alsop, Staff Writer

January 30, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

With the advent of President Trump's executive order halting arrivals of people from several Muslim-majority countries, Oscar-nominated director Asghar Farhadi is refusing to attend the Oscars ceremony, despite his film "The Salesman" being nominated for an award.

Oscars Preview: A Tale of Two Movies, but Not Really

Oscars Preview: A Tale of Two Movies, but Not Really

By Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor

January 24, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

"Moonlight" is an Oscars frontrunner, but "La La Land" is poised to sweep at the awards show.

‘Nice Fish’ Questions the Meaning of Life Through Ice Fishing

‘Nice Fish’ Questions the Meaning of Life Through Ice Fishing

By Joseph Myers, Theater & Books Editor

March 2, 2016


Filed under Arts, Theater, Uncategorized

"Nice Fish" starring recent Academy Award winner Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins, is a play about the existential ponderings of fishermen.

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