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Professor Launches Global Film Series

Professor Launches Global Film Series

Isabella Bruni, Co-News Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

There’s no doubt that St. John’s is made up of a culturally diverse study body, so it only makes sense to implement a movie watching experience on campus that allows students to view foreign films from all over the globe. The Global Film Series was dreamt up over the summer by Professor Douglas ...

New in Music: ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ by Taylor Swift

New in Music: ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ by Taylor Swift

Alessia Pisciotta, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Taylor Swift has once again become a topic of interest with the release of her newest single “Look What You Made Me Do.” It is currently #2 on the iTunes charts, after being #1 for almost two weeks. This is the first single off of her new album, “Reputation,” which will be released Nov. 10. Sh...

Season Premiere: Bojack Horseman

Season Premiere: Bojack Horseman

Yves Nguyen, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017


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“Bojack Horseman” season 4 confronted its characters’ humanities head on and gave us one of the most honest portrayals of depression, anxiety and finding one’s identity on T.V. to date. As always “Bojack Horseman” pokes fun at celebrity culture and news media, but this season satirizes the...

TV Premieres: Nuts and Bolts

Andreina Rodriguez, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017


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In Viceland's new documented film, “Nuts and Bolts,” rapper and producer, Tyler the Creator, meets up with the makers of his favorite products to figure out how they're made. He then goes on to recreate his own version of these works in his own vision with help from the actual product experts. ...

What’s Poppin’: Movies That’ll Shake You Up

What’s Poppin’: Movies That’ll Shake You Up

Michael Ambrosino, Entertainment Editor

September 13, 2017


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There’s a whole lot of craziness happening at the movies. From bank robbers and child-eating clowns to creepy social media stalkers, the cinema is popping and exploding with quality entertainment of many different kinds. The standout films currently playing are the ones intended to shake you up...

Country singer Kara Zack warms up Java Johnnies

Yves Nguyen, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Once again, the Resident Student Association (RSA) hosted a fun community event at Java Johnnies in the D’Angelo Center (DAC), on Friday, Sept. 8. Friday’s event offered complimentary food and drinks, Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, hot chocolate, Baskin Robbins ice cream sandwiches decorated with...

TV Premieres: “Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.”

Andreina Rodriguez, Contributing Writer

September 13, 2017


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After 20 years since Biggie’s death, A&E takes to tribute the life of B.I.G. in Mark Ford’s directed documentary, “Biggie: The Notorious Life of B.I.G.” The 2-hour documentary takes us on a journey into the life of Christopher Wallace as a young Catholic schoolboy, born and raised in Brooklyn,...

TV Premieres: “American Horror Story: Cult”

Nina Stefanelli, Contributing Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Even though the season premiere of “American Horror Story: Cult” was filled with gruesome clowns, over-the-top creepiness and political satire, the thing that struck me the most was the mental health issues that flooded the episode. They targeted anxiety, depression, and agoraphobia all mental health...

New Flix on Netflix: “Little Evil”

Lauren Finegan, Photo Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

As Netflix continues to release new shows and movies, there are some that are not the success that they hoped. Little Evil is a horror-comedy flick that is supposed to put you in the mood for Halloween. The main plot of “Little Evil” is a newly-wedded man attempting to bond with his rather unusual...

New Flix on Netflix: “Death Note”

Yuchen Jin, Contributing Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Netflix’s “Death Note,” based on a popular Japanese manga and anime series, landed itself in hot water long before its release. It was widely criticized for whitewashing its cast, and given Hollywood’s abysmal track record with anime adaptations, such as Dragon Ball and Ghost in the Shell, it’s...

Things to do in Queens through August

Things to do in Queens through August

Michael Ambrosino, Entertainment Editor

August 6, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features

We’ve reached August. That flew, didn’t it? Between food markets, tours, events and relaxing walks through natural parks, here are some fun things to do in Queens while summer is still running strong: ALLEY POND PARK The second-largest natural park in Queens, Alley Park Park allows you to co...

Chairlift’s farewell tour hits Brooklyn

Chairlift’s farewell tour hits Brooklyn

Jon Manarang, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

With their final show at new venue Brooklyn Steel on April 22, indie pop duo Chairlift announced an intimate homecoming show at Baby’s All Right. While their Brooklyn Steel show features Kristin Kontrol (fka Dee Dee of the band Dum Dum Girls), the Baby’s show saw a bevy of the bands’ different...

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