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Dana’s Film Review: Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey (2020)

After 2016’s Suicide Squad, audiences had mixed reactions to the Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey trailer, (or should I say Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey now that the title’s changed). Some people loved it. Some people hated it. As for me, I decided to spring up two pigtails, spray them pink and blue, dot a

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Dana’s Film Review: Doctor Sleep (2019)

     Stephen King, (author of the novel), described the idea for a sequel to his famous book, The Shining on November 19, 2009. He stated that he wrote Doctor Sleep because he wanted to explore how Danny Torrance’s trauma, father’s alcoholism, and psychic abilities impacted him later in his adulthood.      Directed by

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Dana’s Spoiler-Free Film Review: Joker (2019)

The lights dimmed, I popped some buttered popcorn into my mouth, and the screen faded to reveal a man named “Arthur Fleck,” (Joaquin Phoenix), staring at his hollow, white matte-painted face in a shabby vanity mirror. A tear rolls from one of his eyes. He sticks his fingers into the sides of his mouth and struggles

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Four Things You Should Know About Suicide

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week that’s recently passed, this week’s topic will focus on a serious subject matter. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741. Reader discretion is advised. *** Suicide is frighteningly common. According to the

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A Secret Better Than Anti-Aging Skincare?

I dipped the tips of my index and middle fingers into the jar of cool facial cream, scooped up a morsel, dabbed the silky elixir onto different areas of my face, and rubbed the lotion into my skin in an upwards, circular motion, ensuring that every inch of my complexion was properly hydrated. I loved

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Belated Mother’s Day Poem (Arab Countries)

She’s as elegant as the royal ruby color of the rose She’s as soft as the silk petals’ caresses She’s as sweet as the inviting, sensitively-affectionate glow of the rose She’s as rejuvenatingly calming as the rich, sweet aroma that refreshes your senses She’s as innocent as the way the stem’s thorns were born to

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Unite: New Zealand Mosque Attacks

  Waking up to horrific news never fails to bombard and fume my head with so many thoughts and emotions. But today has been one of the biggest personal upsets to me. I don’t even know how to decipher and deconstruct my mind in order to figure out what I’m feeling and thinking in these

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Why The 2019 Oscars Was A Big Night For Arabs All Around The Globe

When I first started watching the Oscars a decade ago, I did so for the same various reasons most people do: the fashion, the big-name celebrities, introducing myself to a new year’s list worth of films, etc. It was for entertainment. Nothing more, nothing less. But with every passing year, I’ve noticed that the Oscars

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Film Review: Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

Two things to know when I decided to watch Alita: Battle Angel in Imax 3D. One: I literally knew nothing about the plot. And two: After the quick reviews I breezed over, I decided that it was probably worth it. Alita: Battle Angel was originally a nine-volume Japanese cyberpunk manga series created by Yukito Kishiro

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Dreams of a Valentine

 When I was a little girl, all I could dream about was getting married. And coming from a traditional Lebanese family, (pre-societal advancements), only bolstered such a dream of a Valentine. This caused me to place “Find Prince Charming”at the top of my priorities list. Man, was I an idiot. I grew up and realized

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