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The indie scene consists of many different subgenres, from pop to emo.

The Indie Scene: Then and Now

Elizabeth Colón, Staff Reporter January 14, 2022

How has your favorite playlist changed over the past month? How about over the past year? Now, think back to the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic -- how has your playlist changed since March of 2020? Over...

Here is Tlaxihuiqui’s album cover. It is designed by Die Jim Crow Records founder Fury Young.

Tlaxihuiqui: The Most Important Album of the Year

Ryan Goldsmith, Staff Reporter January 14, 2022

The Colorado-based music group Territorial is far from your average band. The seven musicians that make up the group are diverse in age, versed in disparate styles, and come from decidedly different walks...

With the pressure to stay ‘trendy’ at its height, thrifting has taken on a new fervor never seen before.

Thrifting’s Transformation: From Tacky to Trendy to Gentrified

Pritika Patel, Staff Reporter January 13, 2022

From fashion to furniture, from books to boots, thrifting has overtaken our lives. And for good reason too. As Saara Ahmed ’25, a frequent thrifter explains, “It's cheaper, there are many special finds...

A sea of slanted rooftops form the skyline of Angoulême, France - depicted in Wes Andersons The French Dispatch as the town of Ennui-sur-Blasé.

‘The French Dispatch’: A Passionate But Hollow Love-Letter

Declan Hilfers, Staff Reporter January 13, 2022

“Certainly the loudest artist voice of his generation.”  These were the words of fictional writer JKL Berenson (played by Tilda Swinton), one of the leads in Wes Anderson’s newest film, The...

Despite their reliance on cheesy romances and tired tropes, Hallmark movies still draw a massive audience every year. “Even if the plots are predictable, they have funny and heartwarming moments that are entertaining to watch,” said Khado Tsephel ’23.

The Hallmark Movie Popularity Paradox

Katrina Tablang, Staff Reporter January 13, 2022

Hallmark has an iron grip on holiday entertainment. Since the company aired its first Christmas movie in 2000, the company’s collection of holiday-themed films has swelled to over 100 movies, with no...

A photo depicts a variety of paperback books.

How the Internet Revolutionized Independent Book Publishing

Nehla Chowdhury, Staff Reporter January 12, 2022

In 1436, the Gutenberg Press took the world by storm. Created by Johannes Gutenberg, an exile from Germany, it revolutionized literature, making books more easily accessible. Literacy rates increased,...

“Literary gems like Faust bear witness to the universal truths of human nature and the world around us. We need to study the classics in order to understand present dilemmas and forge a better future,” said Sela Emery ‘23.

The Future of Humanity Lies in the Folklore and Fire of Faustian Bargains; Now, We Must Escape Them

Katia Anastas, Staff Reporter December 2, 2021

In the movie Midnight in Paris, Gil Pender, a dissatisfied Hollywood screenwriter, takes a trip to the city of love. Paris’s beauty, which lies in delicate fairy lights, honey-brown buildings, rain-soaked...

Gossip Girl stars Blake Lively and Leighton Meester and is now available to watch on HBO Max.

Why 2000s Teen Dramas Should Be Your Next Escapist Obsession

Kate Hankin, Staff Reporter December 2, 2021

If you’re anything like me, your teenage years have been a combination of scary politics, confusing social situations, and an ongoing pandemic. Any escape from this whirlwind is welcome, even if it’s...

Readers can see the #BookTook section as soon as they enter at their local Barnes & Noble bookstore, and they can choose their next top pick from the popular selections.

TikTok Revives the Reading Scene

Chanel Richardson, Staff Reporter December 2, 2021

What if you fell in love with a British prince, as the son of America's first female president? Or even better, what if you were an exiled prince yourself, following Achilles into war? As fascinating as...

Named for its sweet aroma, the titular Sweetgrass is a wild grass native to North America and Eurasia. It holds spiritual significance to indigenous peoples throughout the American continent, including members of the Potawatomi Nation.

Honoring a ‘Covenant Of Reciprocity’: A Review of Robin Wall Kimmerer’s ‘Braiding Sweetgrass’

Nora Sissenich, Staff Reporter December 2, 2021

I began reading Braiding Sweetgrass on a porch in upstate New York. My concentration was lacking, as I had failed to magically become an avid reader during the lockdown caused by the Coronavirus pandemic....

This mural, created by Mohuya Khan, depicting a South Asian man and women, often appears in social media posts for PYO Chai.

The Flavors From South Asia Are Featured in PYO Chai

Dhriti Mamtora, Staff Reporter December 2, 2021

Ever since it opened earlier this year in Stewart Manor, Long Island, the bubble tea shop PYO Chai has been gaining recognition for presenting such a unique fusion of cuisines. Using flavors from South...

The sneaker on the cover of the collection symbolizes Waheeds swift movements toward the future.

A Faceless Poet Releases a Multi-Faceted Poetry Collection: A Review of “preFICTION” by Nayyirah Waheed

Aissata Barry, Staff Reporter December 2, 2021

The revolutionary singer Nina Simone once said, “An artist’s duty is to reflect the times.” Such a description represents Nayyirah Waheed, except for that Waheed does not only honor the times. She...

Slowly but surely, people are returning to movie theaters for comfort, distraction, and company.

Movie Theaters and Mental Health: Is There a Correlation?

Hallel Abrams Gerber, Staff Reporter November 29, 2021

As moviegoers clutch their ticket receipts with delight, savoring the smell of buttered popcorn, sounds of Coca-Cola ads and never-ending previews, the reopening of movie theaters across the United States...

Here is the signature look of competitors in Squid Game, part of the shows aesthetic appeal.

The Allure of Squid Game

Fairuz Omar Raya, Staff Reporter November 29, 2021

Images of candy-colored staircases, giant playgrounds, and people in identical suits and masks have been circulating around social media platforms since the beginning of this fall. The words 'Squid Game'...

Lisa poses for a Vogue magazine fashion session.

Something New to Hit the Charts: ‘Money’ and ‘Lalisa’ by Lisa From BLACKPINK

Nusaiba Afra, Staff Reporter November 24, 2021

Lalisa, both a name and a record-breaking album, has been capturing the hearts of people worldwide. The debut solo by the BLACKPINK member, Lisa, includes the title track, 'Lalisa,' and the song 'Money,'...

Dune: Part One consistently employs fabulous direction and scoring. I watched the film at UA Midway 9 Theater in Forest Hills, NY.

Superb Cinematography Makes For a Strong Movie Viewing Experience: A Review of ‘Dune: Part One’

Victoria Diaz, Staff Reporter November 23, 2021

When I first watched a commercial for Dune: Part One, I was half asleep on the couch with my family. Despite feeling drowsy, I was immediately interested in the star-studded cast. The film stars Timothée...

TikTok is now available in 154 countries worldwide and in 75 different languages. With over 1 billion monthly active users, the platform is beneficial in helping people to find trending songs and with increasing the popularity of artists globally.

Beware Music Listeners: Tiktok is Now Dominating Your Playlists

Aaminah Bukhari, Staff Reporter November 23, 2021

“That song from TikTok is stuck in my head!” is a common phrase many of us have heard over the past few months. A recent, noticeable trend in the music industry is the use of TikTok as a marketing...

Here is the First Lutheran Church of Throggs Neck, which hosted punk rock nights for local teenagers.

Outer Borough Punk Culture in New York City

Johannah Doyle, Staff Reporter November 23, 2021

Punk is typically associated with Manhattan, specifically Lower Manhattan neighborhoods like Greenwich Village. But the outer boroughs of New York City — Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island...

Here is a location shot taken in Spain, one that the friends in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara drove by, during the trip that transformed their lives.

One Hundred Fifty Minutes of an Emotional Road Trip: A Review of the Bollywood Movie ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’

Niha Roy, Staff Reporter November 22, 2021

Two hours and thirty-three minutes. That’s how long it takes to watch the Bollywood movie 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara,' and to see the story of Imraan, Kabir, and Arjun. Within that time, the director...

Ryan Yang 23 occasionally wears rings as a part of his overall style.

The Rise in Jewelry For Men

Eddie Jiang , Staff Reporter November 22, 2021

A gaze means to "look steadily and intently, especially in admiration, surprise, or thought." The person doing the gazing can change how subject themselves view themselves. Social constructs such as masculinity...

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