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The official movie poster for A Haunting in Venice. PUBLIC DOMAIN

A “Haunting in Venice” leaves viewers more tilted than thrilled

Joshua Lee October 1, 2023
Only a year after Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical film “Belfast” landed him an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, the 62-year-old actor-director returned for his third Agatha Christie book-to-film adaptation, “A Haunting in Venice.”
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Students walking outside of Stony Brook Universitys Student Activities Center (SAC).SARA RUBERG/ STATESMAN FILE

Jarvis Watson leaves Stony Brook University after 14 years of working closely with students

Maya Brown December 2, 2020
Dr. Jarvis Watson, the assistant dean for multicultural affairs, sat in his almost cleared-out office in the Student Activities Center and reflected on his 14-year professional career at Stony Brook University. 
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The official poster for Da 5 Bloods directed by Spike Lee.

Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods” couldn’t have come at a better time

Lajiere Blake June 29, 2020
Black fatherhood, mental health, racism and familial trauma are just a few of the topics discussed in the film. There is no one size fits all mold for the Black experience, but “Da 5 Bloods” is able to speak to the universal fight for freedom. 
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Spike Lee speaks at the Black History Opening Ceremony on in the Staller Center on February 5. PHOTO CREDIT: JOHN GRIFFIN/STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Spike Lee delivers an authentic and timely lecture at opening of Black History Month

Maya Brown February 9, 2020
On Wednesday, Feb. 5, acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee joined a packed room of students, faculty and staff as part of the Presidential Lecture Series at the Staller Center. Lee owned his own narrative, was as authentic as can be and said what he wanted to say with no filter.
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“BlacKkKlansman:” How a black man infiltrated the KKK

Shelby Green September 24, 2018
The film, “BlacKkKlansman,” is buried in the story of a Ku Klux Klan infiltration in the 1970s and is a summary of modern-day race issues and a blatant call to action.
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Stony Brook Mens Basketball Head Coach Jeff Boals during a halftime interview. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

Jeff Boals adapting to new culture both on the court and off

Kunal Kohli February 26, 2017
Boals is a players’ coach. He uses his experience to help guide players as opposed to forcing a system onto them.
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Guest speaker candidates come from a wide variety of fields

Tejen Shah December 1, 2013
The list of possible guest speakers to come to Stony Brook University is out and the names are, to say the least, quite impressive. Among them are Dennis Rodman, NBA legend and “Diplomat to North Korea”; Michio Kaku, world-renowned theoretical physicist; Lil B, famous rapper; and Spike Lee, film director and producer. Each of these men will undoubtedly will share indispensable insight on topics ranging from politics to music to science, but nonetheless, to me, there are two that stand out for distinct reasons.
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