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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: ‘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.

Min Jin Lee Talks Representation at ‘West 10th’ Launch

Min Jin Lee Talks Representation at ‘West 10th’ Launch

By Alex Cullina, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts, Books

Min Jin Lee, acclaimed author of the bestselling book “Pachinko,” spoke at the official launch of this year's issue of "West 10th," the official journal of NYU's undergraduate Creative Writing program.

The Rise of Queer Cinema

The Rise of Queer Cinema

By Alex Cullina, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

In the last few years, it seems like there has been an increase in the number of films both by and about queer people.

A Forgotten Queer History in ‘Speed Queen’

A Forgotten Queer History in ‘Speed Queen’

By Alex Cullina, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


Filed under Arts, Theater

“Speed Queen” is a one-woman show starring Phoebe Legere and directed by Lissa Moira. It ran at the Dixon Place through March 24.

The Politics of Joy in ‘RIOT’

The Politics of Joy in ‘RIOT’

By Alex Cullina, Contributing Writer

February 20, 2018


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

“RIOT,” Irish theater collective THISISPOPBABY’s multi-genre theater piece, is 100 minutes of spectacle –– both joyful and political –– being deadly serious and ridiculously fun.

Zadie Smith Talks New Book ‘Feel Free’

Zadie Smith Talks New Book ‘Feel Free’

By Alex Cullina, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under Arts, Books

Acclaimed novelist, essayist and short story writer Zadie Smith gave a talk at Barnes and Noble, where she covered a wide range of topics in her essays.

The Two Worlds of a ‘Cage Fighter’

The Two Worlds of a ‘Cage Fighter’

By Alex Cullina, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

Joe Carman has a secret. A retired mixed martial arts fighter and the subject of Jeff Unay’s new documentary “The Cage Fighter,” Joe has broken the promise he made to his family to stay out of the ring.

‘A New Brain’ Is a No Brainer

‘A New Brain’ Is a No Brainer

By Alex Cullina, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Theater

Drawn largely from creator William Finn’s own life, "A New Brain" follows a creatively blocked songwriter who is hospitalized with a mysterious brain condition.