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Covergirl makes history

The iconic beauty brand just announced its first male spokesmodel For many years, CoverGirl’s spokespeople have been known to be role models and fearless boundary-breakers, constantly giving new definition to what it means to be beautiful. James Charles is no exception. Charles is the first male CoverGirl in the company’s nearly 60-year history, joining the…

Guest disappoints with Netflix’s new mockumentary Mascots
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Guest disappoints with Netflix’s new mockumentary Mascots

As television shows continue to leave the exclusivity of the set-top box, heading instead toward the internet, film has begun to join the movement. Beyond issues like the controversial start-up Screening Room, which would bring new movies into consumers’ homes while they would still be showing in theaters, some internet-based streaming services have begun creating…

Alter bridge releases highly anticipated album The Last Hero
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Alter bridge releases highly anticipated album The Last Hero

Alter Bridge, the commercially successful and critically acclaimed spiritual successor to Creed, has returned with a fifth studio album The Last Hero. The previous three years have seen the band members, namely lead guitarist Mark Tremonti and lead singer and guitarist Myles Kennedy, take part in various side projects that produced music that was noticeably…

Defiance chronicles largest armed resistance of Jews by Jews
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Defiance chronicles largest armed resistance of Jews by Jews

The Baruch Performing Arts Center kicked off the 2016-17 season with a special screening of the film Defiance, a vivid retelling of how four brothers rescued 1,200 Jews from Nazi execution during World War II. BPAC Managing Director Ted Altschuler first introduced the son of one of those brothers, Alan Bell, who graduated from Baruch…

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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…

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