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“Bohemian Rhapsody” Falls Short

By Quo Vadis December 5, 2018

By Mike Daniewicz Staff Writer “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a 2018 biopic film about the legendary band Queen that primarily focuses on the band’s lead singer, Freddie Mercury. Overall, the movie was okay. It was well-made and well-acted, but was overall mediocre, and perhaps for some, underwhelming.   A large part of this could come from the troubled production behind the scenes. Production  started as far back as 2011, with Sacha Baron Cohen set to play Mercury. However,...

Goldin’s “Ballad of Sexual Dependency” Captivates Readers

By Quo Vadis December 5, 2018

By Dana Lauria Staff Writer Photographer Nan Goldin’s photography book, “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency” (“Ballad”), is a visual diary of colored photographs taken between 1979 and 1986 of Goldin’s daily life. She had an obsession with documenting everything exactly how it was. She religiously photographed her friends getting high, having sex, in the midst of mental breakdowns, and in the aftermath of domestic violence. According to its inside cover, the collection “chronicles the struggle for intimacy...

VPMA Faculty Art Exhibit Inspires Students

By Quo Vadis December 5, 2018

By Dana Lauria Staff Writer The Visual, Performing and Media Arts (VPMA) department hosted the “On and Off the Wall” faculty and staff art exhibition from Oct. 9 to Nov. 21 in the Studio Theatre gallery. Denise Rompilla, VPMA professor, said, “The work on display reflects the vibrancy found in the creative practice of 23 members of the department. Encompassing a wide range of formats and media, this interdisciplinary exhibition parallels the richness that VPMA offers its...

New “Call of Duty” Game is Desirable to Some

By Quo Vadis November 28, 2018

By Felipe Marroquin Staff Writer The newest installment of the “Call of Duty” (“CoD”) franchise, “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4,” released on Friday, Oct. 12. With its release came praise and criticism. As an avid “CoD” fan, I played on day one. The multiplayer game has a total of 12 maps and 10 specialists – specific playable characters, with unique weapons and abilities. This version of “CoD” has changed some of the multiplayer move sets, and has...

Don Winslow’s Novels Thrill

By Quo Vadis November 28, 2018

By Mike Daniewicz Staff Writer Author Don Winslow wrote two novels about the War on Drugs. The first was “The Power of the Dog,” published in 2006. The second was “The Cartel,” published in 2015. Both novels follow numerous characters in a multi-perspective story. “The Power of the Dog” follows a young Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent named Arthur “Art” Keller, a Mexican-American Vietnam veteran who works for the CIA. As the story’s hero, he is determined....

VPMA Department Hosts “Saturday Night in the City”

By Quo Vadis November 28, 2018

By Alexander Salazar Staff Writer The Visual, Performing and Media Arts Department hosted “Saturday Night in the City,” a rock musical showcase, on Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18 in the Studio Theatre of the Performing Arts Center. Before the show started, audience members were invited to participate in a theater warm up exercise called “Zip, Zap, Zop.” Following the interactive warm up, audience members took their seats to enjoy the showcase, performed by some of...

“Fahrenheit 11/9” Does Not Disappoint

By Quo Vadis November 21, 2018

By Malcolm Rambert Staff Writer Since Nov. 8, 2016, I’ve been thinking about what our country represents and how it works. Like every other left-leaning individual, I assumed that the U.S. would be so repulsed by Donald Trump that they vote against him. Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of political podcasts that report on what goes on in this country. I would not say I have become politically active, but I have become more politically...

CW’s “Riverdale” Returns

By Quo Vadis November 21, 2018

By Chris Place Staff Writer After the massive cliffhanger at the end of season two, “Riverdale” finally made its return on Oct. 10 for the season three premiere. The end of season two really shaped the future of “Riverdale” and this review and recap will rely heavily on spoilers from the past seasons. The biggest mystery of the season was solved, as Hal Cooper (Lochlyn Munro) was revealed to be the Black Hood. Cheryl Blossom (Madeline Petsch)...

Stan Lee Dies at Age 95

By Quo Vadis November 21, 2018

By Matthew Thornton Staff Writer Stanley Martin Lieber, also known as Stan Lee, who is the creator of the most iconic superheroes in the Marvel universe, passed away on Nov. 12. According to TMZ, he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles early that morning. Reports say that Lee had been battling numerous illnesses over the past year and was starting to lose his vision, as well. Lee was truly an inspiration to many people....

FIDM Representative Visits MCC

By Quo Vadis November 21, 2018

By Binal Vaidya Staff Writer A representative from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) came to The College on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in College Center to inform students about transfer opportunities. FIDM’s representative, Audrey Weisberg, said, “With a degree from FIDM, students can expect careers in entertainment, fashion, digital cinema, digital design, digital media, social media, fashion design, interior design, marketing and business management. Most of the paths touch...