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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.

Program Board Launches New YouTube Series

Program Board Launches New YouTube Series

By Anubhuti Kumar, Highlighter Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

NYU Program Board Lectures Chair Kavi Wijayaratne launches a new YouTube series. "NYU PB ASKS," digging into the entertainment interests of the NYU community.

Bill Hader and Alec Berg Talk ‘Barry’

Bill Hader and Alec Berg Talk ‘Barry’

By Anubhuti Kumar, Highlighter Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Hitman-actor is not an occupation you hear about every day, but that's exactly what HBO's newest show "Barry" explores.

Making Politics Pop: Social Commentary in Pop Art

Making Politics Pop: Social Commentary in Pop Art

By Anubhuti Kumar, Highlighter Editor

April 5, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

The affair between pop art and politics that began with Warhol’s foray into political commentary continues to bring heat to modern movements under a diverse array of of new crafters and ever adapting techniques.

Staff Recs: Best TV Friend Groups

Staff Recs: Best TV Friend Groups

By Ryan Mikel, Anubhuti Kumar, Alejandro Villa Vásquez, Natasha Roy, and Natalie Whelan

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

In light of Galentine’s Day recent passing, the WSN Staff compiled a list of our favorite friend groups on television.

Ronny Chieng Brings Comedy to Kimmel

Ronny Chieng Brings  Comedy to Kimmel

By Anubhuti Kumar, Highlighter Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

"The Daily Show" correspondent Ronny Chieng came to NYU Kimmel Center last Friday for some spooky comedy.

A History of Political TV

A History of Political TV

By Anubhuti Kumar, Highlighter Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

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

New Film ‘The Institute’ Satisfies With a Twist

New Film ‘The Institute’ Satisfies With a Twist

By Anubhuti Kumar, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

James Franco and Pamela Romanowsky’s latest directing venture "The Institute" is less of a thriller than the same-old psych ward mystery flick, though its twist ending keeps it from being a copycat work.

“Crashing” Departs from the Typical Comedy

“Crashing” Departs from the Typical Comedy

By Anubhuti Kumar, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

In a refreshing break from political satire and tiring cynicism, Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes' new HBO series "Crashing" takes a silly, candid look at the trials and tribulations of a comedian.

‘High Maintenance’ Raises the Bar

‘High Maintenance’ Raises the Bar

By Anubhuti Kumar, Staff Writer

October 3, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

The debut season of "High Maintenance" creates its story around a central protagonist (The Guy), giving lenses into the diverse lives of New Yorkers whose one common thread is their weed dealer.

Is Sundance No Longer Championing Indies?

Is Sundance No Longer Championing Indies?

By Anubhuti Kumar, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

The Sundance Film Festival began as a haven for independent film makers, but has since began supplying the Oscars with more and more commercialized, mainstream movies.

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