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‘The Birdcage’ and drag culture complexity

Mike Nichols will forever be remembered by the film community for his directorial work on the one-two punch of the Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton-starring “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” and “The Graduate,” featuring a young Dustin Hoffman. Somewhat less known is Nichols’ work on the 1996 film “The Birdcage,” a remake of the popular French comedy “La Cage Aux Folles.”

YouTuber brings a new face to the beauty world

If you are not familiar with the tagline “Hey sisters! James Charles here and welcome back to my YouTube channel,” then you are missing out on the next big beauty guru. However, you may have seen him on the front page of CoverGirl magazine as the first “CoverBoy.” Within less than two years, Charles has not only amassed over 3 million subscribers to his channel, but has also appeared on notable talk shows like “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” 

Shakespeare Festival celebrates 69th year

Each year, Hofstra’s Department of Drama and Dance presents highly anticipated celebrations of Shakespearean works in the annual Shakespeare Festival. The festival, now in its 69th year, features performances of the Renaissance master’s plays, as well as musicals, lesser known works and brief adaptations of longer works.

Stories and memories from the hearth

When you think of the word “home,” do you think of just a physical place where you live or do you see it more as a space of belonging and comfort, where memories are made and lives are shared? The event was centered around the recently published anthology “This Is the Place,” a collection of personal essays written by 30 strong, independent female writers exploring the theme of home through their neighbors, marriages, children, etc.