Hump Day Update 12/5/17

By Rachel A.G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome back to Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news. AMC’s “The Walking Dead” might be a hit show,…

The Stumbling Block of Shared Universes

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer Of the three major attempted ‘cinematic universes’ in modern film making—Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, Warner Bros DC Extended Universe, and Universals The Dark Universe—the only critically and financially successful endeavor has been Marvel’s. The DCEU has found itself in a crisis with the underperforming “Justice League” while Universal seems to…

Soccer Mommy, Emily Yacina, and Yohuna Glow at Baby’s All Right

By Sara Nuta, Contributing Writer For a Tuesday night, Baby’s All Right was packed on Nov. 14 in anticipation of New York-based artists, Soccer Mommy, Emily Yacina, and Yohuna. The stage, which is so often claimed by indie rock outfits (read: mediocre dude-bands) was to be taken by a refreshingly all-female bill, and the atmosphere…

Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia in concert at 92Y

By Devanshi Khetarpal, Staff Writer On Nov 16, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia performed in the Kaufmann Concert Hall at 92nd Street Y. He was accompanied by Pandit Subhankar Banerjee on the tabla and Jay Gandhi on the bansuri. The event was presented by the World Music Institute, whose very first concert, The Festival of India, was…

Bleachers End “Gone Now” Tour with a Bang

By Julia Fields, Contributing Writer On Monday, Bleachers played a sold out show at Terminal 5 on their Gone Now Tour, promoting their latest album release. This was the second to last show of the tour. The band showed their intense gratitude and joy to be playing there in the city where many of the…

Alex Lahey Thrills Brooklyn

By Jillian Harrington, Contributing Writer Australian artist Alex Lahey flew halfway around the world for the American leg of her tour “I Love You Like a Brother,” playing The Music Hall of Williamsburg last Thursday. Her fast-paced punk-indie rock invited the entire crowd to dance and sing along, providing for an effortlessly captivating night. Openers…

Hump Day Update 11/29/17

By Rachel A.G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome back to Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news.   Rumors spread this week that Miley Cyrus was…

“Thor: Ragnarok” bold but constant on being inconsistent

By Jihoon Yang, Contributing Writer Ragnarok, the end of the world in Norse mythology. Essentially the apocalypse and the rebirth of the world, it sounds like pretty dark stuff. But it’s hard to get that impression with the overindulgence of humor in Thor: Ragnarok. The film is still great fun to watch and definitely bold,…

Nashville Rocker J. Marco on His Experience as an on the Rise Artist

By Amelia Reardon, Staff Writer Marco is an up-and-coming rock artist from Nashville. Before his first public New York show, he sat down with WSN to discuss his music and what it’s like to be a solo artist. Marco recently made the move from Massachusetts to Nashville for his music.   “I went [to Nashville]…

Dayton Peace Prize 2017

By Ahsem Anwar Kabir, Contributing Writer This past weekend, writer and NYU alumni Patricia Engel (CAS 99’) received the prestigious Dayton Literary Peace Prize award in best fiction, for her newest work, Veins of the Ocean. Published last year, Veins is the story of Reina Castillo, whose brother is sentenced to death for throwing a baby…

The Horror in ‘Daguerrotype’ Proves Lackluster

By Woojung Kim, Staff Writer Renowned Japanese director Kiyo Kurosawa’s “Daguerrotype” is his first film shot abroad, his first film in another language and his first film with a European crew. A daguerreotype is a photography form invented in the 1830s that captures images on a silver plate and requires the subject to be completely…