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Familiar faces and long lines greet BookCon fans

BookCon tries its best to lure avid readers to explore the fandoms of literary universes and connect them to pop culture, but year after year, the convention made for booklovers falls short and feels sparse for regular attendees. BookCon is only magical and exciting for first-time visitors. Over the years, BookCon seems to have shifted…

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Arts Briefs

Billboard Magazine announced that singer, songwriter, producer and dancer Janet Jackson would be the recipient of this year’s Icon Award at the annual Billboard Music Awards. Jackson is the youngest child of the Jackson family, a five-time Grammy winner who has sold more than 100 million records and a successful and influential American performer. Known…

Tribeca Film Festival 2018
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Tribeca Film Festival 2018

What is the Tribeca Film Festival? Every year since 2001, the Tribeca Film Festival returns to lower Manhattan, attempting to bring culture to the area. The festival was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff and seeks to provide the newest in film technology as well as highlight diverse voices in filmmaking….

Avengers: Infinity War makes references, but misses the point
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Avengers: Infinity War makes references, but misses the point

After 10 years and 18 movies, Marvel Studios released Avengers: Infinity War, a film built out of anticipation and letdowns and thoughts from viewers like, “Hey, I recognize that thing,” or “Something similar to this happened in another movie that I watched.” As part of a social media campaign, directors Joe and Anthony Russo attempted…

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Escape room in Midtown terrifies puzzle-solvers

For anyone who enjoys solving mysteries, puzzles or simply taking on challenges, Komnata Quest is the place to experience an unforgettable adventure in the form of escape rooms. With various locations throughout the city, the escape room venue in Midtown, Manhattan, has four different rooms. The horror escape room, “Cursed,” is the second largest room…

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