The Gamester’ was a lucky gamble

By Sonia Aguije Love and lady luck are the main contenders in Freyda Thomas’s “The Gamester’. Based on ‘Le Jouer’, play by Jean Fancois Regnard and directed by Dennis Turney, a professor at Kean. The University department of theater presented ‘The Gamester’ and it played a lucky hand in this production. It ran at Wilkins Theater, November 30 through December […]

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One of cinema’s finest talents takes a bow

With his upcoming television project, “Behind the Candelabra” and current release, “Side Effects,” audiences are receiving their final glimpses into the filmography of Steven Soderbergh. Originally cited by Roger Ebert as “the poster boy of the Sundance generation,” he has remained one of cinema’s most interesting figures within current Hollywood, which makes his impending retirement all the more curious. Born on January 14th, 1963, […]

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Playstation All-Star Battle Royale review

By Kyle Lawrence Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale is a fighting game for the PS Vita and Playstation 3 featuring many prominent Playstation console stars such as Sly Cooper, Nathan Drake, and Parappa the Rappa. This formula gave Nintendo the highly successful Super Smash Bros. series, but leaves Sony with a game that has mediocre sales and reviews. So what went […]

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The mid-season finale of “The Walking Dead” leaves audience wanting more

By Sonia Aquije   The mid-series finale of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” left its audience with a suspenseful cliff hanger. The series plot grew in complexity with both the foreshadowing of the group’s fate and the reunion between Daryl and Merle. Fans tuned in on Sunday, Dec. 2 for a mid-season finale that would be anything but disappointing. According to Lesley […]

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James Bond: A fifty year retrospective

By Bryan C. Kuriawa   In early February 1952, former British intelligence officer Ian Fleming, attempting to distract himself from his upcoming wedding, began composing a spy novel, inspired by personal experience and his own imagination. Within two years, the novel, “Casino Royale” had proved to be a bestseller, and CBS had adapted the piece to television with Barry Nelson […]

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Thanksgiving spirit comes to Kean

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By Dominique Vinas   Family, friends and education are all essential to a fun healthy life and the students and professors here at Kean are so thankful to be fortunate enough to have these necessities. October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Center for Leadership and Service at Kean organized events and fundraisers for Kean alumni to donate, while […]

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“Red” by Taylor Swift

By Darian Maduruh   Now, as a twenty-something African American dude from urban New Jersey, I’m sure I’m not the target demographic for Taylor Swift’s music. I mean, let’s be honest: the 22-year-old multi-Grammy winner (including an “Album of the Year” win in 2010 for her second album, “Fearless”) mainly appeals to teenage girls or women who still act like […]

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