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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.

A Tale of Two Administrations

A Tale of Two Administrations

By Ryan Mikel, Arts Editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

The Golden Globe-nominated biopic "The Post" reveals unsettling parallels between the political administrations of then and now.

Greta Gerwig and the Indie That Could

Greta Gerwig and the Indie That Could

By Ryan Mikel, Entertainment Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Greta Gerwig, director of this year's smash hit "Lady Bird," spoke with college newspapers about mothers and daughters, women in film and coming of age.

Not My Nutcracker: An A-Z Guide

Not My Nutcracker: An A-Z Guide

By Ryan Mikel, Entertainment Editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

A guide to choosing which production of "The Nutcracker" is best for you and yours.

‘Lady Bird’ Is A Testament to Growing Up and Getting Out

‘Lady Bird’ Is A Testament to Growing Up and Getting Out

By Ryan Mikel, Entertainment Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Greta Gerwig's directorial debut "Lady Bird" is a beautiful homage to teenagers and their mothers.

Ai Weiwei Challenges Trump’s Wall, DACA Repeal

Ai Weiwei Challenges Trump’s Wall, DACA Repeal

By Ryan Mikel, Entertainment Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment, Top Stories

You might have noticed Ai Weiwei's installation underneath the Arch in WSP. "Good Fences Make Good Neighbors" was created in order to draw attention to the rising levels of nationalism and animosity towards immigrants around the world.

Behind the Scenes With Free Beer

Behind the Scenes With Free Beer

By Ryan Mikel, Entertainment Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Free Beer is an NYU sketch comedy group that uses its name as a ploy to get students to show up to their performances.

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.

Not Since “Tiffany’s:” The 10 Worst Whitewashing Incidents in Film

Not Since “Tiffany’s:” The 10 Worst Whitewashing Incidents in Film

By Ryan Mikel, Entertainment Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Whitewashing is a casting practice in film in which white actors are cast in historically non-white character roles. Explore WSN's picks for the Top 10, or in this case, Bottom 10 incidents of whitewashing in film.

Opening Night at City Ballet

Opening Night at City Ballet

By Ryan Mikel, Entertainment Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

The New York City Ballet kicked off its 17/18 Season with "Swan Lake," featuring reimagined and mesmerizing choreography by Ballet Master in Chief, Peter Martins. This revival brings new life to the classic ballet.

In Bed With Lady Gaga

In Bed With Lady Gaga

By Ryan Mikel, Entertainment Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Lady Gaga's new Netflix documentary "Gaga: Five Foot Two" gives an intimate look into the NYU alum's life.

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