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Off the reel: indie film “Snow Cake” warms viewers’ hearts

Robert Cimino October 13, 2014
"Snow Cake" explores the unconventional relationship between an adult woman with autism, Linda Freeman (Sigourney Weaver) and a sour, quiet man named Alex Hughes (Alan Rickman).
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Off the reel: Irish drama “Calvary” shows the darkside of priesthood

Robert Cimino September 8, 2014
“Calvary,” an Irish drama film directed by John Michael McDonagh, begins by rending audiences’ hearts with an ominous twist.
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Stony Brook Film Festival brings foreign features to Long Island

Stony Brook Film Festival brings foreign features to Long Island

Robert Cimino July 17, 2014
For Stony Brook University, July means movies. July 17 marks the beginning of the 19th annual Stony Brook Film Festival at the Staller Center for the Arts.
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Women’s Rugby club’s Humbert putting in work on and off the field

Robert Cimino May 15, 2014
From a distance, Kaitlyn Humbert is just another devoted player in the Stony Brook Women’s Rugby Club.
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Staller Center shows live broadcast of opera “Cosi fan tutte”

Robert Cimino May 5, 2014
The audience is seated and the curtains are raised, but instead of the customary set with a smattering of actors and pit orchestra behind it, there hangs a large screen.
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Science playwriting competition brings winning works to the stage

Robert Cimino May 5, 2014
On Wednesday, April 30, the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics held a staged reading of the top four pieces selected in the 2014 SBU Science Playwriting Competition.
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Tobacco-buying age limit increases in Suffolk County

Tobacco-buying age limit increases in Suffolk County

Robert Cimino April 8, 2014
Suffolk County legislators voted 10 to 8 to raise the legal tobacco-purchasing age from 19 to 21. This change will begin on Jan. 1 next year. This follows New York City’s decision in November to change its tobacco-purchasing law from 18 to 21, which will take effect in May.
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Deadline—March 10, 2014

Deadline—March 10, 2014

The Statesman March 10, 2014
Deadline is The Statesman’s weekly podcast, bringing you the top stories from Stony Brook University in News, Arts & Entertainment and Sports every Monday.
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Campus Spotlight: piano professors strike a chord with students

Robert Cimino March 6, 2014
If Stony Brook University were a Steinway concert grand piano, professors Gilbert Kalish and Christina Dahl would be among the most resonant strings within it. Both professors of piano have seen prosperous careers as solo and ensemble performers and, after transitioning to teaching, have shared their years of musical wisdom with Stony Brook students.
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West Side Dining, formerly Kelly Dining, opened this semester to a mix of student response. (BASIL JOHN / THE STATESMAN).

Students react to new West Side Dining

Robert Cimino September 2, 2013
The $23 million renovation to Kelly Dining Center, known as West Side Dining, or “New Kelly” as many students are calling it, was met with a mix of modest praise and sharp criticism after its fall 2013 debut.
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Sequels to old video games revived for newer technology

Robert Cimino April 4, 2013
The months of March and April will spring a number of revered franchises back onto gamers’ radars. “Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon,” “Bioshock Infinite” and “Injustice: Gods Among Us,” a new IP, are among the most notable.
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Stony Brook student writes book of poems based on death

Robert Cimino March 24, 2013
Death By Active Movement: The Certainty of Life through Poetry,” a collection of poems about death, explores the many facets of an inevitable phenomenon in order to “display its beauty”.
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