On Thursday, April 11, Stony Brook University hosted its annual Brookfest concert, which included performances from rappers Lil Skies, Aminè and A$AP Ferg. This year’s Brookfest was able to make up for the canceled Ashanti show because the Undergraduate Student Government brought big-name performers that drew crowds.
Being a younger kid between the late ‘90s and throughout most of the first decade of the 2000s, one of the things that’s stuck with me the most is the television. Yeah, the shows were great, but what I’m talking about in this case is what came between the shows and the commercials.
Some of the biggest competitive Esports scenes are typically raised by their parent company, with Riot Games creating the League of Legends scene, Blizzard creating the Overwatch League, etc. But one of the industry’s most popular series of all time, Super Smash Bros., had its competitive scene neglected since birth. So how did it end up so successful today without any support from the people who made the game?
Despite its namesake, the herbivore man (草食(系)男子, translated literally to “Herbivorous man”) is not a vegetarian grazing through Japanese rice fields. Sociologist Maki Fukasawa coined the term in 2006 to describe males who had next to no interest in marriage or romantic relationships, but who are not asexual either.
For some, the body is a vessel that allows us to perform many different activities and functions. For others, it can be a cage. As for me, I’ve always seen the body as a form of torture. I always saw my body as punishment from God. Or at least I used to.
In the time preceding her much-celebrated wedding to Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan Markle has charmed many. However, despite all the records she’s broken, all the history she has made and the love she’s received from her fans, the British tabloids revile her.
For commuters coming out of the Union Square subway station, the last thing they expected was to be greeted by volunteers in Buzzfeed-branded gloves and hats handing out newspapers. Buzzfeed went physical. From 5:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., “Buzzfeed Newsies” handed out almost 20,000 free copies of their 12-page newspaper.
“Neon Genesis Evangelion” is an anime television series spearheaded by Studio Gainax and infamous director Hideaki Anno. Throughout its broadcast from October 1995 to March 1996, Japanese audiences were treated to a show that can be best described as psychological torment, as the show delved deeper into heavy themes of existence, loneliness, and social connection — culminating in a brutally abstract ending that shocked glued viewers into submission with its harsh and difficult-to-understand content.
A collective of independent video game developers who build arcade cabinets, design video games and curate art installations known as Death By Audio Arcade is looking to change the landscape of the video gaming experience.