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Spring Breakers relies on sex to bring in an audience

Jon Winkler March 24, 2013
Let’s say you’re in a movie theatre and you see a posse of white kids walk in the door. They wear DGK, or Dirty Ghetto Kid, t-shirts, skinny jeans or maybe basketball shorts and Nike shoes that LeBron James may have endorsed. If those guys and the girls they walk in with, wearing something smaller but similar, look like they just woke up and seem a little dazed, tell them to see “Spring Breakers.”
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Starbucks wars: Roth Cafe vs the Stony Brook Union

Chelsea Katz March 24, 2013
No longer do students need to wait on long lines for their venti cinnamon dolces. Never again do coffee enthusiasts from Tabler Quad have to walk across campus for their tall chai lattes. Having a lounge to sit in and relax—that’s a different question.
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Anticipation begins for PlayStation 4s Holiday 2013 arrival

Anticipation begins for PlayStation 4’s Holiday 2013 arrival

Giselle Barkley March 10, 2013
With several months until the release of Sony’s new PlayStation 4, the countdown begins. According to PS4 Playstation4.com, the new console is scheduled for release in “Holiday 2013.” The PlayStation 4 will take gaming beyond the walls of the living room or an isolated pastime. Consumers will not only have the ability to stay connected to their games but also to their gaming community.
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Pixar combines creativity and math to make household films

Brandon Benarba March 10, 2013
From the zealous facial expressions in “The Incredibles” to the detailed environments of “Ratatouille,” and even the way light moves and sparkles under the ocean in “Finding Nemo,” all Pixar films are indebted to mathematical creativity.
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Wonder, innocence and the evolving legacy of Oz

Jon Winkler March 10, 2013
When did we start thinking that rainbows were the place we all want to be for happiness? Credit for that goes to L. Frank Baum, who wrote a heartfelt children’s story 113 years ago that has echoed throughout pop culture.
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The annual Staller Gala provides an evening of Broadway talent

Will Rhino March 3, 2013
The Staller Center for the Arts transformed into a Broadway stage on Saturday as two Tony award winners performed in the annual Gala. The evening was appropriately titled A Broadway Evening with Brian Stokes Mitchell and Laura Benanti.
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Atoms For Peace: a compilation album with different artists

Jon Winkler March 3, 2013
Unpredictability can interest people because you never know what can be done with the time, resources, friends and skills one has. One person who thrives in the unpredictable is Thom Yorke.
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The Curry Club is located on 25A near the train tracks, a convenient location for students. (KUNAL KAMANIA)

Curry Club offers a wide variety of authentic Indian food

Kunal Kamania February 24, 2013

As soon as you enter the restaurant, you are greeted by the big, warm smile of Mr. Kulwant Wadhwa—the owner of Curry Club. The entrance is adorned with several Hindu idols and has the ambience of...

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Laura Benanti is currently starring on NBCs Go On. (LAURA BENANTI)

The Staller Center’s annual Gala offers up Broadway talent

Will Rhino February 24, 2013
The time has come again for the Staller Center for the Arts to host its annual Gala. It is the biggest night of the season for Staller, and the talent to be showcased represents this attitude.
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CPO and CHOICE promote safe sex to prevent HIV

CPO and CHOICE promote safe sex to prevent HIV

Nicole Bansen February 17, 2013
Valentine’s Day might be over, but the last thing sexually active college students want to give their significant other is HIV or an STI. That’s why the Center for Prevention and Outreach (CPO), along with Choosing Healthy Options In a College Environment (CHOICE), will be doing what they can to make the importance of safe sex clear to the Stony Brook campus.
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BDSM. activities can involve bondage as a kink or fetish. (EZRA MARGONO)

Stony Brook S&M club teaches safe bondage to students

Chelsea Katz February 10, 2013
Stony Brook University’s The Next Generation chapter (SBUTNG) was sitting in the Union like any other meeting day. In walked a girl with a stack full of holy books. She asked what club this was. The students told her she was in the wrong room. Again, she questioned. “Is this the religious club?”
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The Statesman Editors’ hottest celeb picks of 2013

Will Rhino February 10, 2013
While there are countless A-list celebrities that deserve to be on the first The Statesman's Sexiest List, it is just not possible to include all of them. The arts & entertainment editors and the photo editor have teamed up to rank the sexiest celebrities based on sex appeal, success and personality.
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