University dancers, alumni and faculty wowed crowds in the Fall Dance Concert commemorating the dance department’s silver anniversary. The concert ran performances from Thursday, November 19 to Sunday, November 22 in Adams’ Playhouse. Audiences were graced by the diverse talents of current members of the department as well as brilliant recent alumni who danced in and choreographed pieces for the performance.
Love it or hate it, the “Twilight” franchise is ubiquitous, permeating almost all facets of popular culture. Not since “Harry Potter” (the comparison ends here, I promise) has a fantasy book series oriented towards young adults inspired such passionate fervor among the masses. Whether one chooses to hop on the bandwagon, the “Twilight” series is simply something no one can ignore no matter how hard you try. With “New Moon,” the second installment in the wildly successful saga, director Chris Weitz (“About a Boy,” “Golden Compass”) propels the series into a new direction. Whereas the first movie did not quite know what it wanted to be, the filmmakers of “New Moon” stripped away all of the pretense, creating a movie that is both better than the first film and—gasp!—better than the book.
Tiny Animals, a band that describes themselves as being like 90’s alternative, has gotten a whole lot of airplay on Hofstra’s radio station, WRHU in the past year. On Thursday December 10, Tiny Animals will be playing a coffee house show at Hofstra.
Lady Gaga might possibly be taking over the planet. Her songs are all over the radio and internet, her videos are certified YouTube hits, and her fashion sense is all over the tabloids. Gaga has been churning out hit after hit ever since “Just Dance” was born almost two years ago.
On Friday, November 20, pandemonium struck the Roosevelt Field mall. Justin Bieber was scheduled to meet and greet fans outside the girls clothing store Justice. Fans had camped out from the night before in the parking garage to catch a glimpse; hopefuls were even expecting to leave with a picture and an autograph of the 15-year-old Canadian singing sensation.
Purses, clutches, satchels… no matter the size, texture, or color, all handbags have the power to define one’s outfit. Whether you’re looking to make a professional statement or just catch someone’s eye, the perfect bag can do the trick. Here are some of my favorites of the season that won’t require you to drop more than two Franklins:
MTVU’s Woodie Awards were part self-aggrandizing corporate product exhibition and part sincere séance of like-minded musicians and independent culture.
Sunday, November 22, North Carolina band Jonas Sees In Color headlined at the University. Opening were Long Island local band and University students Sweet Hollow Drive and New York trio Lights Resolve.
Conventional wisdom holds that Nicolas Cage is a talentless actor who got lucky once or twice but more often than not is rubbish. This isn’t strictly true although a recent wave of turkeys like “Knowing” and the laughable remake of “The Wicker Man” paint a different picture. The fact that he gives his best performance in seven years is a tribute to the legendary Werner Herzog, director of “The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans.”
Competing with the Discovery Channel has never been an easy challenge for any network on television.This past week, however, the National Geographic Channel, in an attempt to outdo all its competitors, featured a week-long event, aptly-titled “Expedition Week” that gives “Shark Week” a run for its money.