Arts & Entertainment

Contemporary Art Expresses Fantastical Reality

By Teresa Fanzo

A new exhibit at Lehman College Art Gallery, Castles in the Sky: Fantasy Architecture in Contemporary Art, features architecture with a twist, conjuring an imaginative reality. The show, which opened on October 13, 2018, highlights the work of […]

New Halloween Is The Goriest Yet

By Hector Bello

Four decades after its original release in 1978, “Halloween” leaves fans with mixed feelings. “Halloween” tells the story of sixty-year-old serial killer Michael Myers, who murdered his sister Judith in 1963 and was locked up until his […]

Malek Shines As Mercury In Queen Biopic

By Michael Omoruan

According to a report from Deadline, the biopic on the British rock band Queen was in its development stage for almost 10 years. Now the wait is finally over. The film, called “Bohemian Rhapsody” after one of the band’s most well-known […]

The Charmed Ones Return To Fight New Battles

By Kimberllee Mendez

The most powerful witches of all the magical realms, aka the Charmed Ones, are back and reimagined for 2018. A definite must-see, this reboot showcases the power of sisterhood with all the special effects a fantasy show […]

Gaga Wows Audiences In ‘A Star Is Born’ Remake

By Michael Omoruan

The film, “A Star is Born” tells a great, compelling story brought to life by its extraordinary cast and outstanding soundtrack. Released on Oct. 5, the movie was co-written, directed, and produced by Bradley Cooper, who also stars […]

Fifth Lil Wayne Album Marks Artist’s Victory Over Label Clout

By Matthew Mallary

New Orleans rapper and Young Money label head Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., a.k.a. Lil Wayne dropped “The Carter V” on Sept. 28, 2018. The fifth installment of the Carter series matters because it represents the end of a […]

First Nation Author Maps Her Path To Healing

By Mohammad T. Khan

Canadian author Terese Marie Mailhot’s memoir, “Heart Berries” explores intersecting themes of family dysfunction, mental illness, maternal and erotic love, healing, and identity. The book powerfully shows how devastating [...] 

‘A Quiet Place’ Makes Noise In The Box Office

By Francis Merencillo

“A Quiet Place” is truly an astounding film, and definitely a must watch on your Saturday night movie list. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic world infested by monsters that rely on sound to hunt their prey. A catchphrase [...]

Show Asks Whether Time Is Running Out

By Mohammad T. Khan

The exhibition “Tick Tock: Time in Contemporary Arts”, which opened at the Lehman College Art Gallery on Feb. 20, 2018, shows time from the perspective of different artists within multiple genres from the mid-nineteenth century [...]

Long Way Down Tops Reading List

By Leonel Henriquez

“Long Way Down,” a novel that examines life in urban areas from the perspective of William, a black teenage male, has soared to the top of the Young Adult Reader’s list. Released in October 2017, the novel is National Book Award [...]

‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ Fails To Live Up To Hype

By Juan Vasquez

Live action films based on anime have, more often than not, turned out to be awful. The American remakes of “Fist of the North Star,” “Dragon Ball: Evolution,” and “Ghost in the Shell” are all notoriously bad. The most recent addition [...]

‘President Luthor’ Provides An Entertaining Look Into Today’s Political State

By Juan Vasquez

Comic books have always been inherently political forms of media. The X-Men were originally used as an allegory for the Civil Rights movement, with Dr. Charles Xavier representing Dr. Martin Luther King and Magneto representing [...]

Ghost Of Hamlet Rocks Lehman

By Leonel Henriquez on 3/31/18

When audience members walked into Lehman’s Studio Theatre on March 17 to see a raised platform stage on steel girders, they could immediately sense that this would not be an ordinary presentation of Hamlet. “The stage was made [...]

Former Basketball Star Enlightens Students On Mental Illness

By Andrea Nieves on 3/31/18

Lehman hosted the 10th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival on March 12. The festival, which strives to bring Lehman students together to give a better understanding of disabilities, showcased the award-winning documentary [...]

Lehman Playwrights Festival Centers Student Realities

By Hector Bello on 3/31/18

The special effects produced in this semester’s New Student Playwrights Festival took spectators on a magical journey into diverse realities. Running from Mar. 1-3 at the Lovinger Theatre, this spring’s festival, which happens every semester, showcased [...]

Black Panther Has Reached The Top Of The Charts

By Zayna Palmer on 3/31/18

The first film in superhero history to ever have an all-black cast, Black Panther, is one of the most powerfully invigorating movies of all time. By giving the Marvel template a twist using African culture, director Ryan Coogler has created a [...]

‘Devilman Crybaby’ Delivers A Hellish Reincarnation Of A Classic Manga

By Juan Vasquez on 2/28/18

At its core, Netflix’s new “Devilman Crybaby” is a bloody, perverse, visceral masterpiece that appeals to the ear and eye. A 2018 reboot of the classic anime-nasty “Devilman,” originally released in 1972, this modernized [...]

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 [...]