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Political Symbols of the U.S. Two-Party System

In contemporary society, political symbols are often used to connote or represent a cause, a candidate, an ideology, a political organization, a regime style or a particular sovereign state, among other things. In the political realm, the use of symbols provides a simplification of what is inherently complex, associating a

Cinderella: More than a Glass Slipper and a Happily Ever-after

Young girls and women everywhere have cherished the Cinderella story for ages. What was once a tale of mere enchantment and happily ever-after has grown to carry more weight in today's society. Because the Cinderella tale is so well-known and popular and because people enjoy familiarity, it's easy to re-tell

How the “typical family” has changed

Family TV shows have always been popular, and, whether audiences have known it or not, they have always sent a message through their portrayal of the "typical family." Leave it to Beaver is a TV show set in the late 1950s that portrays a functional, white, middle class family. The shows

Concepts NYC

  Concepts NYC is an incredibly beautiful street wear and sneaker boutique on Hudson St. in New York City. Concepts was founded in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1996 by Tarek Hassan. This specific location in Tribeca has been a permanent brick and mortar store since November of 2015. This location didn’t open without

Aladdin: a magical, glittering Arabia

Aladdin was everything I expected my first Broadway show to be. From the very beginning, the show captured all of my attention. As a fashion enthusiast, one of my favorite aspects of this show was the costumes. In two of the most elaborate numbers, Friend Like Me and Prince Ali, there

Great Clips Girl Goes Lavish

While shopping on 5th Avenue, I was approached by a man selling promotional vouchers for Capelli D'Oro 5th Ave Salon. Normally, I am not the type to allow salespeople to persuade me into buying things I don't need. But, truth be told, a nice haircut was in order, and the

“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” lives up to its title…BEAUTIFUL!

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is exactly what it sounds like - a musical about Carole King's life and about her music. From hearing the countless familiar songs to seeing the flashy costumes from the 1960s and 70s, audiences laugh and cry watching King's heart-wrenching, yet beautiful, life story. Carole King may be a no-name to

Crepes & wine, minus the wine

Located on the corner of Lexington Avenue and 94th street in New York City, Bonjour Crepes and Wine offers a great option for all meals of the day. While they have more than just crepes, the crepes are what they are known for. In the last week alone, I have gone

Wicked: a hero’s journey

Many books and movies follow the same storyline template: the hero's journey. Broadway shows are no different. The same archetypes and themes found in ancient myths can be found in the Broadway show Wicked: the hero's journey of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. She lives a normal life, but is

Sunset Boulevard

22 years ago, Glenn Close glazed the stage with her glamorous and haunting performance as Norma Desmond in the play Sunset Boulevard. Her performance ultimately granted her a Tony Award and a long-standing role as a leading lady on Broadway. But just when you thought the show had come to a

Mormon Missionaries Can Be Heroes Too

In The Book of Mormon musical, the hero’s journey seems as unlikely as it is hysterical, in the form of an unexpected but endearing Mormon missionary, Elder Cunningham. The story begins when an overeager Elder Cunningham gets his mission call to serve in the dangerous foreign land of Northern Uganda.

A “Tale As Old As Time”

With the recent explosion of love for the newest adaption of "Beauty and The Beast", this classic story with its modern twist reveals significant archetypes, themes, and myths that build towards everyone's favorite love story. But, what really makes an audience fall in love with this story all over again?

The Itsy Bitsy Spider Went on a Hero’s Journey

With a release date set for the beginning of July, the world's favorite web slinging hero will swing his way back onto the big screen. Spider-Man: Homecoming will kick off the 3rd franchise of Spidey movies in the last 15 years. Three different Spider-Men with three slightly different story lines;