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Best of Summer Film

Best of Summer Film

By Guru Ramanathan, Film Editor

August 26, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

As summer winds down, relive some of the season's best and most memorable films.

What You Missed at SXSW

What You Missed at SXSW

By Ryan Mikel, Arts Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

Politics surrounding race, class and gender were at the center of this year’s South by Southwest Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas.

Kevin Wilson, Jr.: “My Nephew Emmett”

Kevin Wilson, Jr.: “My Nephew Emmett”

By Joel Lee, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

Tisch graduate student Kevin Wilson, Jr. is already nominated for an Academy Award for his short film “My Nephew Emmett.”

Essential New York Films to Appreciate New York

Essential New York Films to Appreciate New York

By Daniella Nichinson, Film Editor

September 5, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Many, many films have captured the essential essence of New York City -- here are our choices of the ones that did it best.

NYU’s Role in Gentrification

NYU’s Role in Gentrification

By WSN Editorial Board

February 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

While it is tempting to take a hard line for or against gentrification, it is important to acknowledge both the progressive changes and harmful effects in order to strike a balance that helps everyone.

Television a Conspicuous Absence in Tisch Pantheon

Television a Conspicuous Absence in Tisch Pantheon

By Tegan Joseph Mosugu, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A celebrity presence from television can undoubtedly be a great resource for current and future students, particularly when it comes to addressing issues of representation.

Hashtagging for a More Diverse Oscars

Hashtagging for a More Diverse Oscars

By Zach Martin, Arts Editor

January 25, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

The Oscars are facing are changing their membership rules after controversy over lack of diversity.

Vittorio’s Razor: Conversation on gentrification should fairly consider both sides

Vittorio’s Razor: Conversation on gentrification should fairly consider both sides

April 3, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Use of the word gentrification has become taboo in New York City. A more nuanced analysis of the effects of gentrification, however, reveals a less critical judgment of its merits. Gentrification, like all agents of change, does much good, most of which counteracts the harm done to a neighborhood’s or...

Spike Lee teaches ‘Oldboy’ new tricks with American remake

Spike Lee teaches ‘Oldboy’ new tricks with American remake

November 26, 2013


Filed under Arts

When Hollywood attempts to remake foreign classics, such projects often raise eyebrows among fans and critics alike. Filmmakers who sign on to these projects are stuck in a difficult position, as viewers will inevitably draw comparisons between the old and new versions. However, experienced direct...

Spike Lee receives Gish Prize for film, teaching

November 1, 2013


Filed under Features

“Would you believe that Lillian Gish starred in two of the most important films that impacted me while I was studying film at NYU?” film artist, Tisch alumnus and professor of directing strategies Spike Lee said. On Oct. 30 at the Museum of Modern Art, the esteemed Dorothy and Lillian Gish Priz...