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A Conversation with Kiki Layne — ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

A Conversation with Kiki Layne — ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

January 3, 2019

“If Beale Street Could Talk” stunningly depicts the beauty of black love. The film, directed by Bar...

Wayne ‘Juice’ Mackins Dubbed One of Broadway’s ‘Ones to Watch’

Wayne ‘Juice’ Mackins Dubbed One of Broadway’s ‘Ones to Watch’

January 3, 2019

The Ensemblist released its inaugural list of Broadway’s “Ones to Watch,” and on it is Fordham’s own Wayne “Juice” Mackins, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’19.

Top 10 Albums of 2018

Top 10 Albums of 2018

December 23, 2018

2018 was a great year for music, but there can only be 10 best albums of the year.

The Faim Takes the Stage at Gramercy Theatre

The Faim Takes the Stage at Gramercy Theatre

December 9, 2018

With songs written by Ashton Irwin of 5 Seconds of Summer, Josh Dun of twenty one pilots and Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, the cherry on top is that "Summer Is a Curse" was produced by the legendary John Feldmann.

Review:  Gilded in Glitter, How Much Jukebox Inferno Can ‘The Cher Show’ Take?

Review: Gilded in Glitter, How Much Jukebox Inferno Can ‘The Cher Show’ Take?

December 6, 2018

If the makers of “The Cher Show,” among whom the real Cher is a producer, thought the pure divadom of its subject, dressed in all the gloriously gay, sequined and campy stylings of our favorite dark lady, could save the bio-musical from itself, they were holdin’ out for love.

Harry Potter Couture

Harry Potter Couture

December 5, 2018

Harry Potter fans can show off their hours pride with these Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin-inspired winter looks.

The Finals Supper

The Finals Supper

December 5, 2018

Christmas dinner doesn’t need to be some fantastic feast for four (with two weeks of leftovers). All you need to celebrate Christmas dinner are a few friends and comfort food, which is exceedingly easy to make.

Hey LC, Welcome To My Crib

Hey LC, Welcome To My Crib

December 5, 2018

Did I grab power strips? What about a mattress topper? Is it Twin XL? When you enter Bed, Bath & ...

Your Christmas Movie Guide (Hot Cocoa Not Included)

Your Christmas Movie Guide (Hot Cocoa Not Included)

December 4, 2018

Get your hot cocoa and fuzzy socks because it’s Christmas movie season. Streaming services like Netflix and Hulu are filled with holiday cheer, so we’re sharing some of our favorites with you. Hold on to your Santa hat, grab a plate of Christmas cookies and have a Christmas movie marathon.

Review: ‘Kennedy: Bobby’s Last Crusade’ Is A Glimpse Into American Politics 50 Years Ago

Review: ‘Kennedy: Bobby’s Last Crusade’ Is A Glimpse Into American Politics 50 Years Ago

December 4, 2018

Though Kennedy was by no means perfect, the play presents us with the portrait of a citizen who has the passion and guts to help make our country just for everyone.

Review: Martin Moran’s ‘The Tricky Part’ Returns to Prove the Power of Testimony

Review: Martin Moran’s ‘The Tricky Part’ Returns to Prove the Power of Testimony

December 3, 2018

It’s not hard to guess why the Barrow Group may have asked Moran to again surface “The Tricky Part.” But to come to “The Tricky Part” expecting our contemporary social sentience to jolt this play into some electric consciousness is naive.

Review: In ‘The Making of King Kong,’ a Hallucinatory Descent into the American Imagination

Review: In ‘The Making of King Kong,’ a Hallucinatory Descent into the American Imagination

December 2, 2018

The satire at the heart of Lisa Clair’s “The Making of King Kong,” presented by Target Margin Theater, is not aimed at that famed monster himself. If anything, Kong is the most reasonable being in the room.

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