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A graphic showing The Little Mermaid movie poster in a theater. ILLUSTRATED BY BRITTNEY DIETZ

“The Little Mermaid” makes a splash in theaters around the world

Sydney Riddle June 22, 2023
The latest Disney live-action remake has been making waves throughout the world since it debuted on May 26. “The Little Mermaid,” directed by Rob Marshall, starring Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy and Javier Bardem is the best Disney live-action remake to have hit theaters in years
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“Legendary Club Scene” captured in Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame

Melanie Navarro December 4, 2022
What do Mariah Carey, Lou Reed, Blue Öyster Cult, Cyndi Lauper and Run-DMC have in common?  Besides numerous accolades and places in music iconography, they all have a spot in the new base of the Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall Of Fame here in Stony Brook.
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The Reboli Center, a quaint corner filled with tranquility and local art

Sydney Riddle December 2, 2022
As the winter break quickly approaches Stony Brook and the days get colder, there becomes increasingly little to do. However, The Reboli Center for Art and History, located right across the street from Stony Brook Village, is a perfect indoor activity for those staying on campus during this holiday season.
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Taylor Swifts Midnights lives up to the hype

Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” lives up to the hype

Sydney Riddle October 24, 2022
She has done it again. Taylor Swift's 10th studio album “Midnights” was released on Oct. 21, and it has left many fans awe-stricken.
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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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Tania Thomas sitting on a stool during the 2022 Sex and Relationships Photoshoot on Mar. 6. XENIA GONIKBERG/THE STATESMAN

His and hers: The perspective behind the camera

Sydney Riddle March 7, 2022
The male and female gaze are two concepts that have been circulating in the media thanks to TikTok. More people are exploring these concepts in modern cinema and media. But what exactly are they and how are they different?
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The official poster for The Tinder Swindler. PUBLIC DOMAIN

“The Tinder Swindler”: Netflix Review

Sydney Riddle February 28, 2022
Simon Leviev's Ponzi scheme, in which he pretended to be the son of a Russian-Israeli diamond mogul on the dating app Tinder, is exposed in "The Tinder Swindler."
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SBU Department of Music celebrates Earfest with Judy Dunaway

Sydney Riddle February 11, 2022
On Tuesday, Feb. 1, the Department of Music welcomed eccentric performer Judy Dunaway to “Earfest” at the recital hall in the Staller Center for the Arts.
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“History is curated” at the Zuccaire Gallery

Sydney Riddle December 8, 2021
The Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery debuted its latest exhibition, “Printing Solidarity: Tricontinental Graphics from Cuba” on Dec. 1
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“Eternals” was more like a sci-fi film than a superhero movie

Sydney Riddle November 15, 2021
The latest movie to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Eternals” was released on Nov. 5. This is Marvel’s most diverse cast featuring Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani, Angelina Jolie and many more.
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Alan Cummings and his crew at the end of his American Debut show on Oct. 23. The performance took place at the Staller Center and received a standing ovation from the audience. JUSTIN MISTLEMAKHER

“Spy Kids” actor Alan Cumming dazzles the Staller Center with his new cabaret show

Sydney Riddle October 29, 2021
On Saturday, Oct. 23, performer Alan Cumming came to SBU to debut his new show, “Alan Cumming is Not Acting His Age.” Cumming’s new cabaret show was full of witty anecdotes, emotional tell-alls and surprising revelations. 
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A photo of music notes inside of a pill bottle.  MICHAEL VILLEGAS /  VIA FLICKR CC BY-SA 3.0

Promoting healing and compassion through music

Sydney Riddle October 17, 2021
While many people turn to traditional western medicine when sick or struggling with mental health challenges, the integration of music has long proven to help convey compassion and empathy to many facing health problems.
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