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Radio City hosts Yankovic

On the heels of his first ever number one album Mandatory Fun, “Weird Al” Yankovic is back on the road and recently finished his lengthy world tour with a stop in New York’s Radio City Music Hall. With his albums and music videos packed to the brim with absurd and exaggerated lyrics and imagery, fans…

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Hulu film explores The Beatles’ history

With many classic rock ‘n’ roll artists approaching the twilight years of their careers, a few are finally opting to tell their life stories either through autobiographies or full-blown documentaries on television and film. While several legendary bands, like Rush, the Eagles and Genesis, have released feature-length documentaries to massive fanfare from fans and critics,…

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Masterminds falls short on humor despite combined comedic talent

There is a joke popular among children that goes as follows: “Knock knock.” “Who’s there?” “Banana.” “Banana who?” “Knock knock.” The same lines get repeated again and again until the joke-teller replaces banana with orange. “Orange who?” “Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?” The joke is repetitive, irritating and when the punch-line lands, unfunny….

Rubyfruit Jungle expertly intertwines lesbianism and sexuality
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Rubyfruit Jungle expertly intertwines lesbianism and sexuality

Molly Bolt is the name of the fiery and uncontested protagonist in Rita Mae Brown’s celebrated coming-of-age novel Rubyfruit Jungle. Daughters Publishing Company printed Brown’s first novel in 1973, a radical time that consisted of rapid progression and essential movements that helped characterize the feminist revolution. Feminist political organizations and grassroots operations took hold in…

Remake of The Magnificent Seven references Seven Samurai
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Remake of The Magnificent Seven references Seven Samurai

A common observation about history is that it repeats itself— the only differences are the details. Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven repeats the story of the 1960 Western of the same name, which repeated the story of the 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai. It is a remake of a remake. The film tells the story…

AC/DC takes over Madison Square Garden with vocalist Axl Rose
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AC/DC takes over Madison Square Garden with vocalist Axl Rose

The last two years have not been kind to Australian hard rock heavyweight AC/DC. During that time span, the band has lost three long-running members, including founding member and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young and longtime drummer Phil Rudd. The second North American leg of their world tour came to an abrupt halt when doctors ordered…

Sidewalk becomes runway at Michael Kors’ 29Rooms space
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Sidewalk becomes runway at Michael Kors’ 29Rooms space

Twenty-nine interactive rooms were filled with music, color, lights, flowers, polaroids and smiles at 8 Ingraham Street from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11. Art met fashion at Refinery29’s interactive art installation that collaborated with over 20 different artists and brands in East Williamsburg during the New York Fashion Week. Refinery29 presented its second annual “29Rooms”…

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Sully shows heroic moments, aftermath of Hudson miracle

Hollywood has a trend of regularly producing content with which people already have a connection. The audience either knows the characters from pre-existing films or recognizes them from real life. This leads to the creation of biopics like The Walk, Steve Jobs, The Theory of Everything, The Imitation Game, the upcoming Snowden and the recently…

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