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The Three Penny Opera explores on the ills of capitalism

The Queens College Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance – along with the Aaron Copland School of Music – debuted their production of Bertolt Brecht’s “The Three Penny Opera” on March 13 at The Kupferberg Center for the Arts. As the audience filled in, the stage was already set with very industrial with rusty stairs looking like fire […]

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Sleep Now in the Fire

Watching “Big City Life” reminded me of Kelly Thomas, a schizophrenic homeless man killed by police officers in Fullerton, Calif. three years ago. Thomas had been looking at customers of a restaurant through a window when officers Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli were called by the owners. Both officers attempted to talk with Thomas, who […]

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CUNY living in “A Tale of Two Cities”

Mayor Bill de Blasio referenced “A Tale of Two Cities” at CUNY LaGuardia Community College for his State of the City address to describe the income inequality in New York City, this past February. Queens College is no stranger to the issue as it is situated in Queens County, which has a .44 Gini index […]

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