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A Large Step for Womankind in ‘Mercury 13’

A Large Step for Womankind in ‘Mercury 13’

By Taylor Stout, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

Netflix’s new documentary “Mercury 13” tells the story of 13 woman pilots who took part in grueling medical testing in order to become astronauts, but were ultimately denied the position because of their gender.

‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ Remembers Mr. Rogers

‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ Remembers Mr. Rogers

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

"Won't You Be My Neighbor?" explores the man behind the long running children's show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."

The Ephemeral Life in ‘Leaning Into the Wind’

The Ephemeral Life in ‘Leaning Into the Wind’

By Joel Lee, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

“Leaning Into the Wind" poignantly examines the life of British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy through his various installations and sculptures of nature.

Josh Charow

Josh Charow

By Veronica Liow, Assistant Managing Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

On the rooftop of the Flatiron Building, with a camera in one hand and the city’s horizon within reach of the other, Josh Charow is on top of the world. Charow is a sophomore in the Tisch School of the Arts, currently making strides in the film and photo industries. His short experimental film, “A Strange Winter in New York City,” on Vimeo was ...

‘Hondros’ Depicts Life of Legendary Photojournalist

‘Hondros’ Depicts Life of Legendary Photojournalist

By Taylor Stout, Contributing Writer

March 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

Director Greg Campbell casts a nuanced portrait of a legendary photojournalist in award-winning documentary “Hondros”.

Now You Don’t Have to Wonder Who Fired the Gun

Now You Don’t Have to Wonder Who Fired the Gun

By Brooke LaMantia, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

Travis Wilkerson explores brutality and more specifically, brutality towards people of color in his new documentary, “Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?”

Exposure | A City Through Its People

Exposure | A City Through Its People

By Echo Chen, Multimedia Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Multimedia

People make up a city, and the people of Florence say a lot about the city's culture.

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.

Documentary Advocates to Let the ‘Sled Dogs’ Out

Documentary Advocates to Let the ‘Sled Dogs’ Out

By Tristen Calderon, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

NYU’s Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and the NYC Bar Animal Law Committee co-hosted a screening of the documentary “Sled Dogs,” Wednesday night, about the Iditarod dog race.

Avett Brothers Documentary Captures the Enigma

Avett Brothers Documentary Captures the Enigma

By Natalie Whalen, Film Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

The documentary, “May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers,” explores the intersections between music, family, love and heartbreak during a transitional time for the prolific group.

Most Creative

By Natasha Roy, Editor-at-Large

January 22, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study is known for its broad range of concentrations. WSN is showcasing 3 students with the most creative concentrations.

Tribeca 2017: ‘Elian’ Recounts the U.S.-Cuba Showdown Over a 5-Year-Old Boy

Tribeca 2017: ‘Elian’ Recounts the U.S.-Cuba Showdown Over a 5-Year-Old Boy

By Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor

May 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Tribeca Film Fest

Debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival, "Elian" depicts the international custody battle over 5-year-old Cuban Elian Gonzalez, which made for a showdown between the United States and Cuba.

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