Day: November 18, 2014

News

Witnessing the end of apartheid through a former diplomat’s eyes

Former Greek ambassador Loucas Tsilas spoke at Godwin-Ternbach Museum in Klapper Hall on Nov. 12 to reflect on his time in South Africa during the end of apartheid. The lecture was a part of the Short Course on South Africa series, which coincides with the Year of South Africa at Queens College. Tsilas’ talk highlighted […]

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Arts & Entertainment

Author attends dramatic reading of his anthology recounting survival during the Holocaust

The Center for Jewish Studies and the Queens College Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance presented a dramatic reading of “Inmate #1818″ on Nov. 6 at the Rosenthal Library with Bernard Otterman, the author, in attendance to discuss the stories. Otterman and his family moved to the U.S. from Germany after living through the horrific […]

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Brooklyn Museum explores the art of high-heeled shoes

A shoe lover’s dream is brought to life at The Brooklyn Museum’s “Killer Heels” exhibition. From the high platform Chopines of 16th century Italy to the glamorous stilettos on today’s runways, the exhibition looks at the high-heeled shoe’s diverse history and its lasting place in popular culture. “Killer Heels” explores fashion’s most alluring accessory. Loved […]

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A marvelous time to be a comic book fan

Comic books have been around since the 1920s when many iconic characters were created such as Batman, Captain America and Spiderman. Hollywood continues to have a unique relationship with these characters through film and television. The two biggest comic book publishers, Marvel and DC, have been splitting fans for years. When live-action movies based on […]

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Club Spotlight: IAMTHATGIRL starts a new chapter at QC

IAMTHATGIRL, a national non-profit organization, was founded in 2008 by Alexis Jones and co-founder Emily Greener to address the growing need for community amongst girls and young women by helping to build self-esteem and realize their full potential. This semester Queens College students started their own chapter of IATG. President Monica Roman, a junior studying English and political […]

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Arts & Entertainment

QC alum self-publishes science fiction novel

Personal Disaster Assistant, or PDA, by Queens College alum Chris Ferraro, is a story about a man named Doug Macklin who has to deal with futuristic contact lenses, talking chairs, alien-worshipping terrorists…and camels. After being ejected from an airplane, Doug is forced to journey through the desert where he has several misadventures and is almost killed a few […]

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Christopher Nolan’s Insterstellar contemplates bleak future for Earth

Christopher Nolan, director and producer of The Dark Knight trilogy, added another notch to his blockbuster belt with the thought provoking film “Interstellar” this month. Written by Nolan and his brother Johnathan Nolan, “Interstellar” presents Earth in its final stages of complete disintegration. In the film, the planet lost the majority of its resources due to a […]

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