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Hamilton: An All-Inclusive Musical

Broadway has been around for decades and is still a very prominent part of American entertainment today. Each year, shows on Broadway, located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, attract millions of people from all over the world, last year’s attendance reaching an all time high of over 13,270,343 people. Even with

Blogging: A Full-Time Job

  In today’s society, a new type of celebrity has risen. Whether they attained their fame through their beauty, fashion sense, or even their homemaking hacks, a new species of bloggers has taken main stage creating a sustainable life through their online posts. Because of evolving technology, blogging has taken on

African-American Women: Misrepresented to the Masses

Since its premiere on April 5, 2012 ABC’s Scandal has challenged the way mainstream American media stereotypes black women. If viewers were expecting another primetime drama featuring a sassy, promiscuous, and submissive African-American woman they were in for a wake up call. The shows protagonist, professional “fixer” and PR legend

What ABC’s Once Upon A Time Says About Society

When you hear the words “once upon a time” you are often filled with a sense of anticipation and excitement. Those words seem to promise the listener an adventure that they will remember for the rest of their lives. These stories are known as fairytales. They are the stories we

The Donald Trump Transition: Media Effects on American Politics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7_HgeMN_HQ Introduction: Few presidents of the United States have had similar social and cultural impacts on society than President Donald Trump. After unexpectedly announcing his presidential bid in 2015, and even more astonishingly defeating sixteen Republican opponents in the primary elections, Trump surprised the world with a definite and resounding win over

Through the Lens of Star Wars, Women Are No Longer the Sidekicks

Instead of just being a sidekick to a male lead role, the main female role of Rey in the newest Star Wars movie Episode VIII, is the main character. This portrays society’s focus on feminism, which has become increasingly popular, with many women in America participating in events such as the

Red state, blue state: Using color as a political symbol

Ask any Americans prior to the U.S. presidential election of 2000 what the colors red and blue mean and they would probably say that they are simply patriotic colors. Ask in late 2000 after the presidential election, however, and they would probably remark that the colors symbolize U.S. political party

Cats The Musical: Not Your Average Show

Cats the Musical has a reputation for being the “weird musical” that your grandmother made you watch on VHS - while that can be mostly true - Cats is a musical that brings a different flavor to Broadway. The musical stands out with it’s timeless soundtrack, funky costumes, incredible choreography,

Harry vs.Voldemort

Joanna Kathleen Rowling released her first book in the ever-famous series, Harry Potter, in September of 1998. Selling over 400 million copies, Rowling's "books have impacted popular culture in a massive way." (Literary Analysis) The series had everything and "[it] also gives kids a very deep sense of adventure and

Age of the social media celebrity

Over the last several decades, the American female celebrity has been a physical representation of the values and trends of popular culture. In recent years, movie stars and pop singers have given rise to a new kind of celebrity: the blogger, the beauty guru, or the fashion icon. Instead of

The Hidden Secret of American Politics: Satire

From gladiator battles in the Roman coliseum, to Shakespearean plays in the Globe theatre, humans have always been enthralled by entertainment. With the turn of the century, a new form of entertainment was on the rise. John Logie Baird invented the television in 1927, which brought visual entertainment into every home. Since

The Beyoncé Effect: The Millienial Face of Modern Feminism

Who Runs The World? Queen Bey! If music and pop culture entertainment domination was the conclusive test, then “ALL HAIL QUEEN B!” Beyoncé Knowles, at only thirty-five years old, has claimed the number one spot in the female music industry and is one of the most talented stars of her generation.

Rock-a-way to Rockaway Beach

Black Rabbit is a psychedelic rock band consisting of four Brooklyn raised dudes. Inspired by the Beatles, this band is going places with their funky tunes and individual New York hipster style. Never will you ever meet more relaxed guys who truly love performing and playing together for the love of music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfgNgxduAsA&feature=youtu.be  

A Haunted New York City

New York City is a popular tourist destination for all kinds of people. But what you probably don't realize is that every cool place has a dark secret and it might just be right under your feet.... BOO! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpcbDOppj_U&feature=youtu.be

A Beginner’s Guide to Midtown Manhattan

If it's your first time in NYC and you want to be efficient in your sightseeing, Midtown Manhattan is the best place to go. From Times Square to the Museum of Modern Art, the area is packed with iconic New York City sites. In this video, you'll learn about the

Why Do We Wear Retro Sneakers Not Meant For Us?

Footwear is a topic steeped with many years of history in innovation. And when I say history in innovation, I mean that with the history of footwear, as years go on, technology advances to solve some type of problem or help specific consumers. See, it has always been a trend

The Evolution of the Disney Villain: Maleficent

Modern society has been changing the role of villains in film. Villains in early cinema fulfilled the archetype of evil in order to oppose the archetypes of good, the heroes. However, villains in film have been changing drastically over the past century including Disney villains. Although Disney hosts a myriad

Tips & Tricks to Survive New York City

By Lauren McMullin and Sadie Anderson In order to have a successful trip as a tourist in the Big Apple one must be prepared. Watch this video to learn about the tips and tricks that will help you to survive and thrive in the city. You'll learn tips on public transportation,

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