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5 Boroughs, 5 Minutes

5 Boroughs, 5 Minutes

Priyanka Gera, Assistant Culture Editor

December 5, 2018


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“Remember it’s a sin to kill a Mockingbird.” Harper Lee’s words have resonated with millions who have read her all-time classic novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird,” published in 1960. The novel’s characters are literary legends, and they can now be seen on the Broadway stage at Shubert The...

Curated Collections: Underrated Netflix Gems for Winter Break

Curated Collections: Underrated Netflix Gems for Winter Break

Asia Cureton, Contributing Writer

December 5, 2018


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When most people think of Netflix, they think of the shows and films with large cult followings like “Stranger Things,”  “Black Mirror” and “Orange is the New Black.” However, there are some more obscure films and TV shows that deserve just as much recognition and praise. "Wentwor...

This Season at the Met Opera: “La Bohème”

This Season at the Met Opera: “La Bohème”

Samantha DeNinno, Culture Editor

December 5, 2018


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This season’s Metropolitan Opera has brought “La Bohème” to the Lincoln Center stage. Originally composed by Giacomo Puccini with librettists Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, the opera is set in Paris, 1830, where French artists lived without support of mainstream society. Over the course of fou...

More Sugary Than Your Holiday Starbucks

More Sugary Than Your Holiday Starbucks

Cara Yesko, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


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Netflix has yet again whipped up a Christmas original movie and this time, it’s a sugary concoction that plays on the doppelgänger and princess themes that Hollywood loves so much. It’s called “The Princess Switch” and features the beloved former Disney star, Vanessa Hudgens, as the double ...

“Sundress” by A$AP Rocky

“Sundress” by A$AP Rocky

Jillian Ortiz, Assistant Copy Editor

December 5, 2018


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Nearly six months after the release of his latest studio album, “TESTING,” A$AP Rocky returns with a much anticipated single. The two-and-a-half-minute long track, which was released on Nov. 20, already has seven million plays on Spotify and its music video currently has an impressive eight ...

Hallmark Missed the Mark: Realism in Christmas Films

Hallmark Missed the Mark: Realism in Christmas Films

Cara Yesko, Contributing Writer

December 5, 2018


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December has just begun, but the Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” has  long since started. Every year from mid-October to January, the Hallmark Channel airs its holiday-themed feature films. They are sappy Christmas creations that portray one unrealistic plot line after the next. In 20...

“Rush” by Current NYU Student and Artist Eva Rose

“Rush” by Current NYU Student and Artist Eva Rose

Renee King, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


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Eva Rose is a powerhouse. She recently recorded and released her third single, “Rush,” and is planning on recording and premiering her debut EP within the next few months —  before she even graduates from college. A student at the Clive Davis Institute at New York University, Rose cites h...

“I Took a Walk Through this Beautiful World”

“I Took a Walk Through this Beautiful World”

Samantha DeNinno, Culture Editor

November 14, 2018


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Opening shot: B-roll of a Southern Italian woman singing in a crowded market. Historical footage of 1970s New York. A woman carrying produce in the fields of Hanoi. Insert narration if needed. Cut to opening credits. Before the title sequences began, chef and writer Anthony Bourdain was ab...

“Bohemian Rhapsody” In Theaters Now

“Bohemian Rhapsody” In Theaters Now

Rasheeda Campbell, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


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If you haven’t seen “Bohemian Rhapsody” yet, what are you waiting for? This film should be the next one on your list to see. It is a great biopic of the late Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the British rock band, Queen.   “Bohemian Rhapsody” follows Mercury (Rami Malek) as a young airline baggage ha...

“The Grinch” In Theaters Now

“The Grinch” In Theaters Now

Renee King, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


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From sarcastic posters lining subway stations to advertisements sponsored by the biotechnology company 23andMe, “The Grinch” is everywhere. It is especially hard to ignore when the Internet talks about the film, or is abuzz over the limited edition, hideously green pancakes now being served at IH...

Celebs Take Over the Podcast World

Celebs Take Over the Podcast World

Alexis Gaskin, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


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It seems like everyone has a podcast these days, including your favorite celebrities. Here are some of those that stand out especially from the mix.   "Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness"   You might know him from the Netflix series, “Queer Eye,” and if you don’t, y...

“Midnight Marauders:” 25 Years

“Midnight Marauders:” 25 Years

Jillian Ortiz, Assistant Copy Editor

November 14, 2018


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Twenty-five years ago on Nov. 9, 1993, hip-hop was changed forever. A Tribe Called Quest, Queens’ very own, released their third studio album, “Midnight Marauders.” It is arguably one of, if not, the group’s best work. It is also the only record that I choose to own on vinyl. ATCQ, comprise...

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