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Netflix’s exploited Marilyn Monroe in “Blonde”

Sydney Riddle October 1, 2022
There are many movies to watch this fall, but “Blonde” should not be one of them.
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Off the Record: Spotify versus Apple Music, and Hollywood Remakes

Off the Record: Spotify versus Apple Music, and Hollywood Remakes

Amaya McDonald and Melanie Navarro July 1, 2022
In Episode 2, hosts Amaya and Melanie discuss the timeless battle over Spotify and Apple Music. The hosts also get into a heated discussion over the Hollywood remake He's all That and Hollywood's infamous reputation of ruining classics. 
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Two women hold hands. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Tell someone you love that you love them

Steven Keehner November 25, 2020
#OPINION No string of words in the English language are more convoluted than “I love you.”
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Cancel culture needs to be canceled

Xenia Gonikberg December 2, 2019
Cancel culture has gone mainstream. When a person, famous or not, is called out on Twitter or other media platforms for mean or insensitive remarks they have made in the past, they get “canceled.”
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Sunset Boulevard: The Musical is back!

“Sunset Boulevard: The Musical” is back!

Kraig Klein October 16, 2019
"Sunset Boulevard: The Musical,” currently being revived at Northport’s John W. Engeman Theater, is a curious little show. It’s a musical adaptation of a 1950 film noir with music written by legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (as the playbill proudly boasts).
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Stony Brook announces new accessible Minor in Filmmaking

Stony Brook announces new accessible Minor in Filmmaking

Alek Lewis September 29, 2019
A 21-credit filmmaking minor will be available to Stony Brook students. The program will use iPhones to teach basic film skills.
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Actor Bryan Cranston at the 2018 Berlin Film Festival. MARTIN J KRAFT/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY SA 3.0

Questioning the appropriate definition of “disability”

Joshua Blake January 20, 2019
We can’t handle seeing a disabled actor in a lead role on screen in this country, because we don't understand what the word “disability” really means.
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Flags displayed during HispU.S. Army South proudly joins the rest of the nation in honoring Hispanic Heritage Month, which celebrates the rich cultural heritage of our largest linguistic and ethnic minority in a month-long tribute to Hispanic contributions. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Stop homogenizing the Hispanic community

Anna Correa September 30, 2018
Not all Hispanic people come from the same country, nor do we all share the same cultural traditions, but the over-stereotyping and fetishizing of Hispanic people has become a norm in American culture.
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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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People of different ages, gender, and race holding hands. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Of course diversity matters

Genie Ruzicka May 4, 2018
It is not realistic to have a New York City filled with only white people or to go to work and only interact with straight, cis people.
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Harvey Weinstein in 2015. The film producer has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women. THOMAS HAWK/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

Silence around sexual harassment pervades Hollywood

Thomas James October 29, 2017
In an industry that explores human nature through stories onscreen, it’s the offscreen actions by people with power in the entertainment industry that reveal its dark nature.
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What to expect at the Stony Brook Film Festival this year

Kayla McKiski June 14, 2016
The Stony Brook Film Festival, which will run July 21 through 30, is set to showcase independent international features for the 21st consecutive year.
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