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Matricide. NBD.

By | Oct 7, 2010

Last week, I saw “Electra,” the classic play by Euripides about a woman who plots to kill her own mother, performed by the Ithaca College theater department. Though I wasn’t totally blown away by the show, I did notice its acute intricacies and what was an overall powerful story. If you’re looking for something to…

Electra’s raw emotion shines in play

By | Oct 6, 2010

Before the lights go up on Ithaca College’s production of “Electra” by Euripides, the faint echo of a rock scratching against a dull blade reverberates through the theater. It sounds eerie, almost barbaric.

Tear me apart, why don’t you?

By | Oct 3, 2010

Two gigantic movie franchises based on popular novels will be released in the coming year. “Twilight” and “Harry Potter” will both close their sagas on their respective final books “Breaking Dawn” and “The Deathly Hallows.” But the question of capital gain versus artistic vision always comes to the forefront of every discussion about why producers…

College scores well among less selective schools

By | Sep 30, 2010

EqualApp, a virtual counseling service that provides tools for prospective college students, ranked Ithaca College as one of the 10 best U.S. colleges with acceptance rates of more than 70 percent. But EqualApp’s ranking comes after a year of over-enrollment problems that put the college at 25 percent over its target enrollment.

The ladies who lunch, and then some

By | Sep 30, 2010

Where else are you going to see Patti LuPone, Sherie Renee Scott, Laura Benanti and Justin Guarini on the same stage? Only in New York, my friend. And if you have some time and some spare cash, you could see it sooner than you think.

A blast from the past (in French)

By | Sep 28, 2010

“Quand il me prend dans ses bras, Il me parle tout bas, Je vois la vie en rose.” Sound familiar? Those are the lyrics to “La Vie En Rose,” the popular Edith Piaf classic that almost perfectly captures the very heart and soul of France. In the 1940s, that song graced concert halls across the…

Just be easy…

By | Sep 25, 2010

Nobody says “trollop” in real life. And the last time I checked, dress codes at most high schools prevented girls from showing up to class in stripper lingerie and laced tops. But apparently, the fictitious high school that the new film “Easy A” takes place in allows for this and so much more. In this…

IC20/20 draft outlines plan for the college’s future

By | Sep 23, 2010

President Tom Rochon and Interim Provost Greg Woodward released a full draft of IC20/20, the comprehensive 10-year strategic plan for Ithaca College’s future, to the campus community Tuesday.

Go on and take a bow

By | Sep 23, 2010

I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that now, every week, I get to sit in front of my computer at 2 a.m. on Thursdays to catch up on the latest episode of “Glee.” It’s back. It’s big. And I couldn’t be more excited. After watching the first episode of the second season…

The most adorable thing…

By | Sep 20, 2010

Broadway Buzz recently posted a photo gallery of NYC auditions for the ballet girls in “Billy Elliot: The Musical.” Looking through the little Broadway divas reminds me of some strange hybrid of “Toddlers and Tiaras” and “A Chorus Line.” That’d totally make a great documentary. Young people auditioning for Broadway shows. Don’t steal my idea,…

JGL does it up in NYC

By | Sep 18, 2010

Is there nothing Joseph Gordon-Levitt can’t do? He’s successfully performed Inception, tackled the complex dialogue of the film-noir homage “Brick” and even came face to face with death (or a really bad set of stitches) while riding a bike [graphic] in New York City. Now, just to top off all his recent success and acclaim,…

For Colored Girls

By | Sep 16, 2010

When I was 11 years old, I would peruse this tall bookshelf that sat in the living room of my mother’s apartment. The shelf was filled with plays. Plays by women. Plays by men. Plays by blacks, whites and everyone in between. Reading through the shows, I learned more and more about my mother who,…