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“Moe Fields” was published on May 8, 2021 (photo Courtesy of Amazon Books).

‘Moe Fields’ book review: The power of perseverance

“Moe Fields,” written by ‘72 alum Stuart Goldstein, is a biography about Morris “Murray” Goldman and the lives of his sons, Alan, Zachary and Gary. The novel charts Morris’ experiences through his adolescence during the Great Depression to his death in the 1970s and follows the lives of his children into the 1980s.

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‘Glass Onion’ unravels another brilliant Knives Out mystery

The original “Knives Out” movie is one of my favorite films ever, so when it was announced that director Rian Johnson would be back for a sequel on Netflix, I was over the moon. I was even more excited to learn that “Glass Onion” would be in theaters this week only for an early screening before it premieres on Netflix on Dec. 23. My expectations were high since this was a follow-up to a movie near and dear to my heart and Johnson is one of my favorite directors. Thankfully, those expectations were somehow exceeded as this film still blew me away.

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(Photo courtesy of Andrew Cislak/The College of New Jersey)

The unique Bassoon Ensemble at the College

Playing any instrument has its challenges. The bassoon, however, is particularly challenging. This contributes to the uniqueness of the instrument and simultaneously increases the opportunity for success. The College is home to an entire group of bassoonists.

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Disney’s ‘Andor’ is a breath of fresh air for ‘Star Wars’ fans

When it was announced during Disney Investor Day in late 2020 that Tony Guillory, who was the co-writer of 2015’s “Rogue One,” would be writing a series centered around Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), one of the lead characters from Disney's “Rogue One,” it certainly wasn’t a highlight for many fans. The show had struggled with getting off the ground and dealing with production issues due to the pandemic, especially with Guillory not being available to direct. Many fans thought this series wouldn’t even come into existence — let alone be anything astounding.

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Highlights from the 50th Annual American Music Awards

After a long year of notable music releases, tours and performances, the 50th Annual American Music Awards (AMA) has come to an end. The show aired live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. to share a love for music and to celebrate this year’s musical accomplishments. Winners were decided by fans who voted online. 

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'Falling for Christmas' Review: A Christmas Catastrophe

“Christmas is the time for miracles,” says child actress Olivia Perez in Netflix’s new film “Falling for Christmas.” Unfortunately, it’s not Christmas, and there are no miracles that could have saved the film. “Falling for Christmas” also stars “Mean Girls” actress Lindsay Lohan, Chord Overstreet and George Young. While Netflix released the rom-com on Nov. 10, the film did not kindle any joy for the upcoming holiday season and only created nonsensical cliches, cringe-worthy subplots and terrible acting. 

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Director’s Cut: Wes Craven

Wes Craven was an American film director, producer, editor, screenwriter and actor. He directed nearly 30 films and TV shows throughout his career, but he is best known for the “Scream” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street” franchises. He has been revered for his contributions to the world of horror spanning across his 45 year long career.

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(Photo courtesy of Ravi Grandhe)

KOHESION hosts SPOOKHESION — their debut showcase as a recognized organization

KOHESION, a student-run Korean pop (K-pop) dance team at the College, hosted their debut showcase SPOOKHESION on Oct. 29 in the Brower Student Center with the support of various cosponsors, including Asian American Association (AAA), Barkada, Chinese Students Association (CSA), Indian Student Association (ISA), Japanese Student Association (JSA), Korean Student Association (KSA), Mexican Student Association (MEXSA), Taekwondo, Unified Greek Council (UGC), Union Latina (UL) and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. 

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