One Mississippi: A Single State (of Mind)

By: Joshua Bergstein In recent years, many of the best shows on television have come not from television itself, but from the ever-burgeoning world of the Internet. Through its incredibly popular streaming service, Netflix has introduced the world to one amazing show after another, from prison drama Orange is the New Black to surreal animated…

The Importance of Dialogue

By: Ben Hollander One week, Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand for the national anthem, stating, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” The following week, Kaepernick chose to kneel, where he was joined by teammate Eric Reid and…

First Steps, First College

Brooklyn College student Frederic Aurelie shares his first week experiences as a young freshman in a new environment. By: Nathaniel Butler As a freshman, the first week can always feel like the hardest when it comes to settling in, but that didn’t seem too much as the case for eighteen-year-old Frederic Aurelien,  who had quite…

Cut the Comedy

By: Joshua Bergstein A man walks down the sidewalk, his nose buried in a newspaper. He reaches the curb, yet doesn’t notice the red light. On he walks, out into the middle of the intersection. Cars swerve all around him as he obliviously continues to stroll on, his eyes never wavering from the paper. A…

Captain America: Civil War

By Joseph Beinhorn If you haven’t seen this film, no worries, I’ll be avoiding spoilers and just focusing on what we know before the movie was released. In the new hit film Captain America: Civil War, the heroes are posed with a substantial moral dilemma. The world is still dealing with the ramifications of the previous…

Underground: A True Period Thriller

By: Joshua Bergstein When it comes to entertaining television, one would not necessarily expect “slavery” to be an appreciably worthy topic. Certainly, filmic adaptations like Roots and 12 Years a Slave have vividly highlighted the horrors and brutality of 19th-century enslavement, but they were also designed as close-ended stories. A film or miniseries provides the…

A Night to Remember

By: Joseph Pudel Every now and again, the basketball gods torture even their most devout observers. Wednesday, April 13th, marked one of the most excruciating zero-sum-game basketball decisions in recent memory. Dubbed as one of the most intriguing regular season nights in NBA history, observers were forced to choose between the Golden State Warriors’ pursuit…

Finding Neverland: The Broadway Musical

By: Keren Goldberger The first act of Finding Neverland opens as a twinkle of light flutters across the stage. The violins swell as J.M. Barrie, played by Mathew Morrison, catches the light with a flourish. “What are you doing here?” he asks it. “I didn’t create you yet.” He releases Tinker Bell and the scene…

Overheard in the Cafe

By: Rachel Aviva Stein Class lets out at 2:15, and I’m kind of hungry. My prof is a communist by the way. But he’s fantastic. Except that he’s a communist. But he’s great. And I’m really hungry. So, I walk to the cafe to grab a late lunch before my next class, and I’m standing…

Media Bias

By: Steven Gold On September 16, Aaron Alexis went on a shooting rampage, killing 12 people and injuring 3, in the Washington Navy Yard. This tragedy follows mass shootings in Tucson, Aurora, and Newton. Unlike the previous shootings however, the story evaporated from news cycle within two days. It turns out Alexis had not used…

Insidious 2: Horror or Comedy?

By: Washieka Torres Are you supposed to laugh at a horror film? I am going to be honest on two points: One, I laughed so hard at this movie, because it’s so campy, and two, I never saw the first Insidious. With that said, I did enjoy it, and if you ask me, you do…

Born in: September

By: Tzivia Kleinbart If you were to ask anyone over the age of 50 if they remember Ed Sullivan, chances are that they do. They probably watched him on TV every week, showcasing some of the day’s greatest talents. But, if you ask what made him so popular, many people will come up short. What…