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The official movie poster for The Fall Guy. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“The Fall Guy” is a must-see for the avid action movie viewer

Sarah Chaudhry, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor June 5, 2024

Warning: This review contains spoilers. “The Fall Guy,” directed by “Bullet Train” and “Deadpool 2” filmmaker David Leitch, was released on May 3, starring Ryan Gosling as Colt Seavers,...

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At the entrance of the Jeonju Hanok Village is a rock sign with the engravings Jeonju Hanok Village in Korean, Chinese and English. JENNA ZAZA/THE STATESMAN

How to spend a perfect day in Jeonju, South Korea

Jenna Zaza, Managing Editor June 5, 2024

This new feature in The Statesman will be written by our writers currently in Stony Brook University’s study abroad programs. It will feature their experiences and tips for studying and traveling...

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Stephen Dunbar-Johnson speaking at a podium on stage in an Ewha Womans University lecture hall.

New York Times President, International highlights importance of free press in sustaining democracy

Jenna Zaza, Managing Editor May 31, 2024

“Neither a free press nor democracy can survive without the other,” said the President, International of The New York Times Company Stephen Dunbar-Johnson. “A free press is not a given. It is...

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The restaurant sign for Grandmothers Recipe lights up at night. Grandmothers Recipe is a homey Korean eatery that features the love woven into Korean cooking. JENNA ZAZA/THE STATESMAN

Four noteworthy pescatarian restaurants in Seoul

Jenna Zaza, Arts and Culture Editor April 10, 2024
To make your travel planning easier, here are some noteworthy pescatarian Seoul restaurants, some of which also have vegetarian dishes. 
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A photo of Oedaemun Gate, a historical landmark in central Seoul. Adapting to daily life in Seoul is much harder than a New Yorker would expect. JENNA ZAZA/THE STATESMAN

Adapting to life in Seoul after living in New York City

Jenna Zaza, Arts and Culture Editor April 9, 2024
As an exchange student from such a chaotic city, I was unprepared for the culture shocks of seemingly-minute activities of everyday life in South Korea. 
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The promotional poster for Netflixs show Heartstopper season three. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Lack of intersectional transgender experiences in “Heartstopper”

Jenna Zaza, Arts and Culture Editor April 4, 2024

Netflix will release the third season of its prideful series “Heartstopper” this upcoming October. As fans and critics eagerly wait to see their beloved cast on screen once more, let’s evaluate...

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Sinleedogas picturesque Hanok courtyard beckons visitors with its tranquil ambiance and timeless charm. This photo was taken Feb. 23. In the warmer months, the courtyard overflows with vibrant greenery. JENNA ZAZA/THE STATESMAN 

Top 5 must visit cafes in Seoul, Korea that might not show up in your social media feeds

Jenna Zaza, Arts and Culture Editor March 19, 2024

This new feature in The Statesman will be written by our writers currently in Stony Brook University’s study abroad programs. It will feature their experiences and tips for studying and traveling...

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Colby Kelly works in the wardrobe department in the film industry. His pervious role was truck costumer for CBS Equalizer season three. COURTESY OF COLBY KELLY

Film costumer Colby Kelly blends career aspirations with the quest for happiness

Jenna Zaza, Arts and Culture Editor March 3, 2024

Colby Kelly hopped on the Zoom call with a smile stretching from ear to ear. He is a truck costumer responsible for managing and organizing costumes on film sets, ensuring actors’ comfort and overseeing...

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Vita Kari, known as --- at Astor Place and Cooper Square in-- JENNA ZAZA/THE STATESMAN

Multimedia artist Vita Kari blends virality with authenticity in captivating art performance

Jenna Zaza, Arts and Culture Editor February 18, 2024
Cheap burger joints abound in Astor Place, mere steps away from one another. For most, these establishments are nothing more than quick bites, but for multimedia artist Vita Kari, it’s home to the beginnings of their artistic journey.
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NowHeres Classical Mutation exhibit featured experimental Godzilla of Reminiscence from Nakamuras Green Eyes. The piece focuses on the theme that nature watches human actions. CHRISTINA MARIE MARIANI/THE STATESMAN

New York City gallery NowHere’s “Classical Mutation” exhibit featured experimental Japanese ceramicists this winter

Christina Marie Mariani February 11, 2024
NowHere, located in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood, recently featured the artwork of two Japanese ceramicists in its exhibit “Classical Mutation,” which ran from Dec. 14, 2023 to Jan. 14, 2024. Designed to be an exhibition space for Japanese art and artists, NowHere hopes to establish itself as a hub for Japanese culture and creativity in NYC.  
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A simple and delightful dairy-free banana bread recipe

Justin Lee February 11, 2024
There’s nothing quite like a freshly baked loaf of banana bread. The sweet, nutty aroma wafting through the air combined with a toothsome chew of pillowy softness is divine. For those with dietary restrictions, this one-bowl recipe is perfect, as the ingredients can be substituted without compromising flavor. 
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Laughs and shivers collide in the dark comedic thrill ride that is “Sweeney Todd”

Jenna Zaza, Arts and Culture Editor February 10, 2024
As the dimly-lit stage comes to life with the haunting melodies of brass instruments and synthesizers, an eerie fog curls around the set of 19th-century London, casting a mesmerizing spell over the audience. “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” transports theatergoers to a world where the line between morality and madness blurs into a macabre dance.
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