Arts & Entertainment

Marvel’s ‘The Punisher’ Aims High But Falters On Gun Control

By Jorel Lonesome on 1/31/18

The Las Vegas Shooting on the night of Oct. 1, 2017 left the upcoming Netflix series “The Punisher” at the center of much controversy. Following the shooting, which left 58 dead and at least 527 wounded, Netflix and Marvel canceled the preview panel [...]

What Tops At Anime NYC

By Juan Vasquez on 1/31/18

The first annual Anime convention hit New York City last Nov. 17-19. Held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, it featured some eye-opening participants who collectively made for a jubilant overall success. Here is what topped out [...]

Lehman Students Are Spellbound By Magic: The Gathering

By Juan Vasquez on 11/30/17

“I didn’t know what Magic was, I only ever heard about it in passing,” said Kat Anne Fornier, a novice player and Lehman student. “Then one day I watched a chaos match, which was really confusing and I wasn’t feeling it.” Though she felt [...]

Return Of ‘Stranger Things’ Lives Up To The Hype

By Zoe Fanzo on 11/30/17

Last summer’s finale of the hit Netflix show “Stranger Things” left audiences with many unanswered questions. Where did Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and the Demogorgon go after their final confrontation? What happened to [...]

On Their Comeback Album, The Cool Kids Live Up To Their Name

By Jorel Lonesome on 11/30/17

When Antoine “Sir Michael Rocks” Reed and Evan “Chuck Inglish” Ingersol announced their duo was splitting up shortly after releasing their hit album “When Fish Ride Bicycles” in July 2011, it seemed as though we might never hear [...]

‘Dark And Stormy Night’ Puts A Gothic Twist On Contemporary Art

By Deirdre Fanzo on 11/30/17

“Gothic sensibility sends shivers down the spine,” reads the text at the entrance to the latest exhibit at Lehman’s art gallery. “It is the essence of foreboding, never going out of style, just as it unveils the eternal moments of [...]

‘When January Feels Like Summer’ Debuts At Lehman

By Leonel Henriquez on 10/29/17

From Oct. 18-21, Lehman’s Studio Theatre showcased “When January Feels Like Summer” by award winning playwright Cori Thomas from Marymount Manhattan college. The play follows five characters as they evolve from the redundancy of [...]

‘Twin Peaks:’ Still A Damn Fine Cup Of Joe---And Hot

By Deirdre Fanzo on 10/29/17

“I’ll see you again in 25 years,” said Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) to Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) in a bizarre dream shared between the two characters. The ominous phrase kept fans of “Twin Peaks,” David Lynch and Mark Frost’s cult [...]

New ‘American Horror Story’ Season Spins 2016 Elections As The Real Horror Show

By Eileen Sepulveda on 10/29/17

Although its sixth season turned out to be a major flop, the seventh season of “American Horror Story,” entitled “Cult,” has so far proven to be one of the best seasons ever. Created and produced by Ryan Murphy and writer Brad Falchuk, the psychological [...]

The New ‘IT’ Will Give You Goosebumps

By Shaiann Frazier on 10/29/17

If you want to be scared and laugh at the same time, the latest adaptation of Stephen King’s 1986 bestselling novel, “IT” is the movie for you. Director Andres Muschietti does an excellent job of exposing the individuality of each character in [...]

The Four Best Role-Playing Games For Newbies That Are Not Dungeons And Dragons

By Juan Vasquez on 09/22/17

Role-playing games are perennial go-to for their fans because they let players contribute to the creation of a dynamic world of characters. That versatility is why Dungeons and Dragons has been around for over forty years and still remains a juggernaut in the [...]

Street Renamed To Honor Rap Pioneer Scott La Rock

By Leonel Henriquez on 09/22/17

On May 19, Jerome Avenue at the corner of Kingsbridge Road was renamed DJ Scott La Rock Boulevard in honor of the icon, Scott La Rock aka Scott Monroe Sterling. Sterling was the founder of the rap group Boogie Down Productions along with [...]

Bronxites’ Love-Hate Relationship With Cardi B

By Angel Mindanao on 09/22/17

With over 9.4 million Instagram followers, 24-year-old Cardi B, a Bronx native and rapper on the rise, released the single “Bodak Yellow” in June, which is currently No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on R&B/Hip Hop chart. A former stripper and cast member [...]

Gallery Director Aims To Bolster Lehman’s Contemporary Arts

By Abrian De Luna on 04/01/17

Bartholomew Bland, the new director of the Lehman College Art Gallery, plans to make it more accessible to the Lehman and Bronx communities by keeping it open in the summer---a first since its founding in 1984--- and by creating new events [...]

Bronx Native Addresses Nation With New Album

By  Eileen Sepulveda on 04/01/17

Born and raised in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx, Hurray for the Riff Raff’s lead singer Alynda Lee Segarra electrifies the ears with her Nuyorican poetic lyrics on the band’s eighth album. “The Navigator” explores the effects of the gentrification [...]