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The Dark Consequences of Poverty in ‘Where Is Kyra?’

The Dark Consequences of Poverty in ‘Where Is Kyra?’

By Jillian Harrington, Staff Writer

April 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

The new film “Where Is Kyra?” shines a rare and harsh light into the face of modern-day poverty, with a career-defining performance from Michelle Pfeiffer.

‘Final Portrait’ Illustrates a Most Compelling Friendship

‘Final Portrait’ Illustrates a Most Compelling Friendship

By Jillian Harrington, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film, Uncategorized

"Final Portrait" follows the unconventional relationship between Swiss painter Alberto Giacometti and his subject James Lord.

‘Flower’ Wilts In Execution

‘Flower’ Wilts In Execution

By Jillian Harrington, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

Max Winkler's “Flower” blossoms with teenage angst and rebellious behavior but wilts in execution.

Rex Orange County Makes Lively US Debut

Rex Orange County Makes Lively US Debut

By Jillian Harrington, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music, Uncategorized

Rex Orange County, the English artist formally known as Alex O'Connor, made his U.S. concert debut at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday, Feb. 4.

Tisch Alumnus Pays Tribute to National Lampoon

Tisch Alumnus Pays Tribute to National Lampoon

By Jillian Harrington, Staff Writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

Tisch alum David Wain's new comedy "A Futile and Stupid Gesture" follows Doug Kenney and National Lampoon's rise and fall in the late-20th century.

The Professors Issue

The Professors Issue

By Connor Gatesman, Music Editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under READ THIS WEEK'S ISSUE, Special Editions, Special Issues, Top Story

NYU is well-known for it's wide range of talented professors. In the Professor Issue, WSN interviewed some of these individuals with the intent of learning how and why they do what they do.

New Tisch Major in Brooklyn

New Tisch Major in Brooklyn

By Jillian Harrington, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

NYU Tisch School of the Arts is adding a new major to the Brooklyn campus, Interactive Media Arts.

Don’t Judge a Film by its Rating

Don’t Judge a Film  by its Rating

By Jillian Harrington, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

NYU professor Pascal Wallisch conducted a study that concluded film ratings do not impact an individual's opinion on any particular film. WSN talked to Wallisch about his study.

Women’s Suffrage Brought to Life

Women’s Suffrage Brought to Life

By Jillian Harrington, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

"The Divine Order" chronicles the fight for women's suffrage in the 1970s of Switzerland.

The Role of Political Satire in the History of Film

The Role of Political Satire in the History of Film

By Jillian Harrington, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts

Political satire has been a way for filmmakers to hold society accountable for their actions through humor. With the current political atmosphere, satire has become the most formidable form of cinema.

‘Spielberg’ Documentary Captures Spirit of Filmmaker

‘Spielberg’ Documentary Captures Spirit of Filmmaker

By Jillian Harrington, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

HBO's new documentary on Steven Spielberg offers an inside look at many of his films that have become childhood staples.

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