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Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler

John Principio, Impact Staff
November 19, 2014
Filed under Anything That's Rock N' Roll, Movies and Television

Another movie review…   “Nightcrawler” is a blood-boiling, pulse-pounding, modern thriller that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. This film tells the story of a persistent yet struggling character named Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal). Gyllenhaal has been recognized for his...

#TMI: Social Media Is Not A Social Psychiatrist

#TMI: Social Media Is Not A Social Psychiatrist

Kristin McGovern, Impact staff
November 12, 2014
Filed under Leisure

Social media has become the most in-expensive therapy session, and several are taking advantage of this service. Whether you are going through a turmoil in your life, want to express your voice about politics, or just want to express how you feel about a conflict you’re having with someone, social...

Feasting On The Value Of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Feasting On The Value Of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

John Principio, Impact Staff
November 12, 2014
Filed under Featured Entertainment

It’s that time of year, leaves are beginning to crisp and fall, pumpkin spiced lattes are once again putting our local baristas in the weeds and everyone seems to be thinking of food. While much of this food hype comes from the approaching Thanksgiving holiday, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is also...

Closing Of Venues Bad News For Upcoming Musicians

John Principio, Impact Staff
November 4, 2014
Filed under Music

The seemingly futile dream of becoming a rock star is becoming more and more farfetched. It isn’t necessarily about the competition or the challenge of making something unique; rather, the ability to stomach the unsettling feeling that the music scene is dissipating into an abyss—crumbling—one...

Birdman

Birdman

John Principio, Impact Staff
October 28, 2014
Filed under Anything That's Rock N' Roll, Movies and Television

I’ve taken a step away from rock n roll this week, but not really because this movie rocks. Read More »...

”The One Where Fans Couldn’t BE Any More Excited’

”The One Where Fans Couldn’t BE Any More Excited’

Kristin McGovern, Impact Staff
October 6, 2014
Filed under Leisure

For 10 years, you spent holidays, birthdays and celebrations together. You attended weddings and the births of their first children, and there was always room for coffee. For the last 20 years, fans of the hit television show Friends have tuned in to new episodes and re-runs for a chance to have ...

Pack Life Hunts For Lyrical Success

Pack Life Hunts For Lyrical Success

Maritza Velasco, Impact Staff
September 25, 2014
Filed under Music

The round, dimly lit Rotunda isn’t packed, but filled with enough people to block the front of the stage and continue all the way towards the center of the room. A few bodies are making their way back and forth across the stage, but there is one body that remains centered. At the end of the performance...

A Literal Death by Audio

A Literal Death by Audio

John Principio, Impact Staff
September 16, 2014
Filed under Anything That's Rock N' Roll, Music

I remember the first time I walked into Death by Audio, I was 17 but my fake Maine ID said otherwise. Although my friends and I often wandered the streets in search of Rock N’ Roll, stumbling upon Death by Audio was no coincidence. The Turbo Fruits—a ruthless party band from Nashville—were in town...

From Bang Bang to the Big Bang in Luc Besson’s, ‘Lucy’

From Bang Bang to the Big Bang in Luc Besson’s, ‘Lucy’

Jessica Moran, Impact Staff
August 4, 2014
Filed under Movies and Television

It’s like the Scarecrow in Wizard of Oz said: “I could wile away the hours,conferrin’ with the flowers, consultin’ with the rain. And my head I’d be scratchin’, while my thoughts were busy hatchin’, if I only had a brain.” Luc Besson (La Femme Nikita, Leon: The Professional, The Fi...

Child Thief Lends New Take On Peter Pan Tale

Child Thief Lends New Take On Peter Pan Tale

Jessica Moran, Impact Staff
August 4, 2014
Filed under Leisure

In a small corner of Prospect Park, in the borough of Brooklyn, New York, a thief lay hidden in the trees. This thief wasn’tsearching for an unattended purse, cell phone, or camera. This thief was looking for a child. As a child, like so many before me and so many sure to come, I was captivated...

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