By Alia Al-Chalabi To me, sandwiches are the quintessential quarantine food. You may wonder what a perfect sandwich is considering there are endless varieties, but trust me: there are rules. No matter what kind of cold cuts or leftovers you stuff into that glorious piece of bread, you still have to follow some guidelines. Believe […]

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By Andrew Harwood Hello, and good day to everyone at home in the need of entertainment.  It’s been an interesting past few weeks (to say the least), and here at Cinephilia, I want to make sure everyone stays at home. Thankfully, this is where the wonderful medium of film comes in. Film has been entertaining […]

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By Andrew Harwood Since its very conception, cinema has been a universal medium. And contrary to popular belief, cinema has a major presence in other countries aside from the United States. Shocking, I know, right? As a result of the abundance of international films, there are hundreds of features that unfortunately go unseen by the […]

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By Andrew Harwood People love stories. More specifically, people love stories about other people.  Films have been telling stories about fictitious characters since the dawn of cinema itself. The flip side of those are the non-fiction works that tell the story of famous, important historical figures.  These films are biopics. The biopic, or “biographical film,” […]

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Patty Jenkins made history this summer when she became the first woman to direct a superhero movie. But women have been making a splash in the independent film world for quite some time. Here are six films directed by women that are perfect to watch on a chilly fall day — all you need is […]

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Nowadays, it feels like every time we log on to Twitter there’s a new terrible event in the news. Here are five weird and funny things that have happened in the last few years to take your mind off the sadness of the real world for a little bit.   140 people in Malawi were […]

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By Caitlin Fisher “JFK’s not here,” Sue told me. “A French king, sure. A colonial woman. A Revolution-era paymaster named Ebenezer. The spirit of a dead chef. But not JFK.” Sue is the manager at the Union Oyster House, the country’s oldest continuously-operating restaurant and one of Boston’s biggest tourist traps. My roommate and I […]

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Have you ever thought about how much the world’s most expensive meat costs? If you have, I’m sure you never thought it could be worth four figures. Sixth generation Frenchman Alexandre Polmard is one of the most exquisite butchers and sells the most unique and expensive meats. Polmard’s family founded its business in 1846, and […]

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My dad was in the Paris airport about three hours before the attack. From there he left for China, eerily on time. When I finally processed and acknowledged the horror in France, however, I shivered. I was afraid of my own continent, of my own Europe, of the place I call home. For the first […]

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Are you at least 17 years of age? Are you free of cold or flu symptoms? Are you currently taking any antibiotics? Have you recently traveled to the Caribbean or a malarial region? If you have ever been nervously sitting in the waiting room ready to give blood, you’ve probably half-heartedly skimmed through these questions […]

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