• Arts & Entertainment

    You Oughta Know That This is Great

      Drug addiction. Sexual assault. Bisexual identity. Marriage issues. Being a woman of color adopted into a white family. If you’re thinking that these topics would fit into one Lifetime original movie with 90’s rock tunes, then think again. These issues are at the center of Jagged Little Pill, the bold, enriching and exciting new Broadway musical that’s just settled down at the Broadhurst Theatre for a hopeful long run. Inspired by Alanis Morissette’s album of the same name and featuring all of its songs and a few more from Morissette’s other past work and two new songs added for this production, this new work focuses on a picture-perfect family who,…

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    A break from reality

    The Netflix Original Series “Daybreak” is an American post-apocalyptic comedy-drama based on a graphic novel by Brian Ralph. The show stars Colin Ford as Josh Wheeler, a Canadian transfer student from Toronto who survived an epidemic alongside Angelica Green, a 10-year-old genius, and Wesley Frist, a high school jock who turned into a post-apocalyptic samurai.  The show begins with the introduction of Josandh Wheeler, an average C-student at Glendale High School who survived the apocalypse. Josh is not a perfect hero – he is often self-centered, hard to work with, and clumsy. However throughout the story he shows that when the situation gets tough, he will make the right decision.…

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    Macbeth Meets McDonald’s in New Musical

    Ever wondered what Shakespeare’s Macbeth (AKA “The Scottish Play”) would look like if it took place in the 1970s instead of the 11th century? Well, imagine no more, for there’s a new musical that’s playing off-Broadway that updates one of the Bard’s legendary plays in a tale that contains stoners, deer hunting and French fries. Based on the 2001 independent film, Scotland, PA (currently playing at the Laura Pels Theatre for a limited run until December 8th) is a weird, wild and engaging black musical comedy and a worthy cousin to two similar shows, Little Shop of Horrors and Bat Boy: The Musical.        Taking place in 1975 in the title…

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    QC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with New Art Exhibit

    On September 19,  Queens College held the opening reception of the New York Latin American Art Triennial exhibit. The art exhibition is located at the QC Art Center, on the sixth floor of the QC Rosenthal Library. The exhibition was put together by the Triennial director, Luis Stephenberg, and the Triennial chief curator, Alexis Mendoza. According to the QC Art Center website, “the New York Latin American Art Triennial celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with the participation of over 100 Latino artists, local as well as from the Caribbean, Central America and South America. The program includes over 7 art exhibitions throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens with the theme of ‘Progressive Transition’.” …

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    OP-ED: Streaming services, the future of television

    I am terrible at binge-watching because there’s too much to watch on television, but I still love to have options; the new streaming services rolling out over the next few years will only add to my inability to choose what to watch. With the dawn of a new era coming through streaming television and movies, the creation of new and more diverse television shows is exciting to me. I am most excited for Disney+, Disney’s new service mostly dedicated to creating new MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) content. Among the host of new shows, including The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, Loki, Hawkeye, the one I am most excited for is…