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Kenny Spurrell and Tim Giorlando ride bikes to mimic Oliver and Elio from Call Me By Your Name. ILLUSTRATED AND PHOTO BY KAT PROCACCI

On-screen couples breaking stereotypes: a reenactment

Katherine Procacci and Maria Lynders March 26, 2023
Historically, on-screen romance hasn’t always represented real life. But in recent years, movies and TV shows have portrayed relationships that have broken social stereotypes, becoming a bit more realistic.
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The official poster for HBOs The Last of Us. Based on Naughty Dogs video game of the same name, actors Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey play leads as Joel and Ellie in the aftermath of a global pandemic. HBO

“The Last of Us” Review: More than the newest sci-fi craze

Anya Marquardt March 19, 2023
“The Last of Us”, an HBO adaption of the wildly popular 2013 video game, isn’t really about zombies; it’s more a philosophical look at human nature and what we are willing to resort to in order to survive.
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HBOs House of the Dragon is set about 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. The prequel depicts House Targaryen at the height of its power, ready to shred itself from within.  Public Domain

House of The Dragon Season 1 finale: The dance officially begins

Melanie Navarro October 25, 2022

Major spoilers and speculation ahead for HBO’s “House of The Dragon” (2022). After this season finale, die-hard fans will find it helpful to get themselves a Negroni Sbagliato, with Prosecco...

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Jay Leno. LUIS RUIZ DOMINGUEZ/STATESMAN FILE

The Staller Center for the Arts closes their doors through May 15

Melissa Azofeifa March 23, 2020
COVID-19 is disrupting life as we know it and Inkles wanted people to know that The Staller Center for the Arts is committed to doing their part for the common goal, which is keeping everyone safe and healthy.
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The official poster for Game of Thrones season eight. The season premiered on Sunday, April, 14. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“Game of Thrones” Season 8 Episode 1: Heartwarming reunions and the threat of the White Walkers

Alexander Bakirdan April 18, 2019
The beginning of the end has finally arrived for Game of Thrones, and it did not disappoint.
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Marley, Indiana and Lily sitting on a bench in the Student Activties Center. Cindy Crowell calls her dogs the Seawolf Pups. PHOTO CREDIT: STONY BROOK SEAWOLF PUPS

Seawolf Pups cheer up students at SBU

Noor Lone March 28, 2019
School days aren’t so rough when the Stony Brook Seawolf Pups are strutting around campus and brightening up students’ days.
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Emmys play like a ‘Saturday Night Live’ episode

Melissa Azofeifa September 20, 2018
If you have ever enjoyed “Saturday Night Live,” you most likely would have enjoyed this Monday's live broadcast of the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards.
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Gaming. LUKE HAYFIELD/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

The Onion Bagel: Curing our bloodlust caused by violent media

Kraig Klein April 8, 2018
Even games aimed at children, such as the “Super Mario” and “Sonic the Hedgehog” series, ooze with psychopathic material.
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Lena Headey play Cersei Lannister on the fantasy series Game of Thrones. DANNY HARRISON/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

Season review: Game of Thrones struggles as series nears end

Anamaria Salobo September 10, 2017
Season seven of Game of Thrones has ended and there is a lot to reflect on before the show returns for its final season in 2019.
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Jason Momoa speaking at Phoenix Comicon in May 2015. The Game of Thrones star plays--- on the netflix original series Frontier. GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Next on Netflix: ‘Frontier’ is a flawed yet fun watch

Ryan Williams January 29, 2017
Following his dynamic performance on “Game of Thrones,” and before his stint in the upcoming “Justice League,” Jason Momoa is headlining the new Netflix series “Frontier.”
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Review: “Westworld” offers unsettling look at artificial intelligence

Review: “Westworld” offers unsettling look at artificial intelligence

Ryan Williams October 5, 2016
In the absence of intense dramas like “Game of Thrones” or “The Leftovers,” HBO returns to stake its claim in the genre with “Westworld.”
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Quarry is a step in the right direction for Cinemax

‘Quarry’ is a step in the right direction for Cinemax

Ryan Williams September 20, 2016
Cinemax's latest endeavor, “Quarry,” promises both intense drama and unnerving action. The eight-episode season premiered Sept. 9 and airs Fridays at 10 p.m.
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