Benjamin Wallin

In the world of Cabaret, escapism delights and reality hurts
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In the world of Cabaret, escapism delights and reality hurts

The program for Cabaret, a Baruch College student musical produced by the Jewish studies center and the fine and performing arts department promises the exploration of “contemporary themes in another era,” as social and political issues similar to those of 2018 would be presented. This expectation, as set forth by directors Ruthie Ostrow and Zeynep…

Crimes of Grindelwald: more encyclopedia entry than story
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Crimes of Grindelwald: more encyclopedia entry than story

When J.K. Rowling announced that she was going to write a five-movie series within the world of her popular Harry Potter series, there was certainly a mixed response, as some scoffed and others clamored to give the acclaimed author a chance. This year sees the release of the second in Rowling’s movie franchise, Fantastic Beasts:…

Baruch student studies business, makes music
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Baruch student studies business, makes music

“I don’t know where I go, but I don’t lay low, no no no no no no.” Gabe Ayzenberg doesn’t want to be boxed in. His language is littered with the slang words of club songs, his hair tousled and eyes tired. A Baruch College sophomore currently majoring in business, Ayzenberg makes music in his…

The death of FilmStruck creates a void for all film enthusiasts
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The death of FilmStruck creates a void for all film enthusiasts

On Oct. 26, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. announced the shutdown of FilmStruck, a streaming service for classic, foreign, arthouse and other films, to occur on Nov. 29. The service has been active since November 2016, offering one-of-a-kind streaming access to films from the Criterion Collection, Turner Classic Movies archives and — as of this year…

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