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Rioters push for change amid Spanish economic hardships

MADRID — Amid dire economic crisis and the passage of new austerity measures, Madrid has attracted global attention as a city of social activism.  Anti-government protests began Sept. 25, nicknamed “25-S” by organizers and proponents of the demonstrations. While several Eurozone nations such as Greece are suffering similar financial hardships, the protests and consequential police…

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We’re not in Kansas anymore … or are we?

About 3,407 miles away (or, should I say, 5,482 kilometers) from my family in Boston, 4,145 miles from the U, a few time zones ahead, I emerged from the metro to the gleaming sunshine of a Madrid mañana. The Spanish capital city, home to sangria, tapas, y … Starbucks? To my left, Dunkin’ Coffee. To my…

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Pizza: good or evil?

As a college student, I would say pizza is a staple food. Pizza places seem to be the only places open when you want it the most, which is the best coincidence when it comes to getting the munchies. When you finally get this pie you waited 15 whole minutes for, you open the box, breathe in…

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Adele, Foster the People shine during Grammy performances

I haven’t seen such incredible performances at the Grammys in a long time. Even Taylor Swift stepped up her game. Although Swift and Rihanna’s vocals weren’t the highlights of the night, Adele and Jennifer Hudson let us know there’s still major talent in the music industry. Hudson’s rendition of “I Will Always Love You” during…

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Grammys to air on Sunday, my thoughts on the nominations

While waiting for the Oscars to come around, I realized that the Grammys are coming up soon. I thought I’d share my predictions and thoughts on this year’s nominations. You can watch the Grammys on Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBS. To check out the rest of the nominations, visit grammy.com/nominees.   Record of the…

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Academy releases Oscar nominations

The 2012 Oscar nominations were released early Tuesday morning. “Hugo” and “The Artist” are dominating the awards with 11 and 10 nominations, respectively. Five of the nine films nominated for best motion picture were among the list of my predictions. Let’s see if I can do better with the winners.   Best Motion Picture of…

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Oscar nominations released this week, predictions for best picture

So the Oscars are approaching and the nominations will be announced this week. There were many talented actors who shined in great films in 2011: Ryan Gosling in “Ides of March,” Rooney Mara in “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy in “Bridesmaids,” Emma Stone in “The Help” and Jonah Hill…

Moneyball: A Whole New Ball Game
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Moneyball: A Whole New Ball Game

Going into Moneyball, I didn’t know what to expect. The buzz surrounding the film was good but the cloud of the baseball movie genre was hanging ominously over its head.  But luckily the combination of acting, writing and directorial choices helped the piece stray from the cheesy and the movie was an enjoyable way to…


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