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12 Mar 2014 | No Comments | By Taylor Seidel, Columnist
If you’re in the mood for traditional Indian food or maybe classic American cuisine, I have the restaurant for you.  If you answered yes or are just looking for some amazing food then check out Tambers Restaurant in Charles Village.  Nestled off of St. Paul Street in downtown Baltimore, this ‘50s inspired diner-esque restaurant has been satisfying people since 1991.  A restaurant in Baltimore that serves both Indian cuisine and western classics; you are sure to find something appetizing. There is no point dragging this column on about other smaller details. All that needs to be mentioned is the unbelievable food.  Highlighted by authentic Indian classics done […] Read the full story »

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9 Mar 2014 | No Comments | By Eva Niessner, Staff Writer
I’ve talked about “The Secret of Kells” before, long ago, when I was doing a general roundup of Netflix movies I enjoyed. But I can’t stress enough how wonderful this movie is, and it really deserves a column of its own. In medieval Ireland, a young boy named Brendan lives in the safety of a walled village, where monks from all over the world have gathered for safety. His uncle, the abbot, has forbidden him to ever go outside the walls–the vicious Northmen are too dangerous. But when Brendan becomes apprentice to Brother Aidan, a great illuminator, he must leave in secret to collect ink. Though he […] Read the full story »

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9 Mar 2014 | No Comments | By Laura Antonucci, Columnist
The “Fables” series is a series of graphic novels by Bill Willingham that tell the stories of the day-to-day life of the characters of the most famous fairy tales. There are quite a few issues, with a growing number of spinoffs. “Fables” is a product of Vertigo Comics, and has a unique method of storytelling. “Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall” is no exception. “1001 Nights of Snowfall” is a twist on the original telling of “Arabian Nights.” Much like the rest of the “Fables” series, this offshoot tells the back stories, and the occasional side story, of the immortal characters of the fairytales we all grew up with, and giving a realistic aspect to the stories that have […] Read the full story »

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26 Feb 2014 | No Comments | By Nick Salacki, Columnist
It all comes down to this! With the 86th Academy Awards only three days away, premiering on ABC on Sunday March 2 at 8:30 p.m., we now come down to the final column where we discuss the nominees for Best Picture. All official nominees for Best Picture are “American Hustle,” “Captain Phillips,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” Gravity,” “Her,” Nebraska,” “Philomena,” “12 Years a Slave” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.” In the interest of saving space and time, I have trimmed down the list of nominees to five films, an amount I believe is better and more efficient and an amount that was used by the Academy up […] Read the full story »

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23 Feb 2014 | No Comments | By Eva Niessner, Staff Writer
Which would you rather have — a spouse or a career? That’s the question that “Mona Lisa Smile” poses. The girls at Wellesley College in 1953 are aiming for the former, and new professor Katherine Watson (Julia Roberts) thinks that they’re limiting themselves. When she arrives to teach art history, she hopes to introduce the young women to a world beyond their girlish dreams of husbands and babies. But she doesn’t realize that her students are dealing with real problems as they transition into adulthood. One student, Joan, has what it takes to get accepted to Yale’s law school – but the harder Katherine pushes her toward […] Read the full story »

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16 Feb 2014 | No Comments | By Ryan Permison, Columnist
When moveigeors hear the words “remake” or “reboot,” they are usually divided. Some are interested in seeing how the filmmaker pays tribute to the original, while taking it in a different direction. Others are against classics being remade because they believe that there is no need for them. This time around, the ‘80s classic known as “RoboCop” has been rebooted. The year is 2028 with robots patrolling many countries around the world, except America. Pat Novak (Samuel L. Jackson) is a political talk-show host asking why the robots made by OmniCorp are not patrolling America so they can reduce crime in their own backyard. The most violent […] Read the full story »

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29 Jan 2014 | No Comments | By Nick Salacki, Contributing Writer
Hello Towerlight readers. My name is Nick. I am a Mass Communication: Journalism/New Media junior at Towson. I am also a movie buff and hope to one day work for Entertainment Weekly. Ellen DeGeneres will be hosting the Academy Award ceremony on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Until then, I will be giving you my own predictions on each category, starting with Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. The official nominees are Sally Hawkins for “Blue Jasmine,” Julia Roberts for “August: Osage County,” Lupita Nyong’o for “12 Years a Slave,” Jennifer Lawrence for “American Hustle” and June Squibb for “Nebraska.” Sally Hawkins stars in Woody […] Read the full story »

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22 Jan 2014 | 2 Comments
Name: @TUParkingProbs Platform: Twitter What it is: A Twitter account where students can voice their opinions about Towson’s parking situation. Why it was started: Four students, who wished to remain anonymous, began the account for a public relations class project, but then decided to continue it after realizing the strong opinions and stories that students had to share about parking. So far, they have heard from multiple students, including students who spoke out about having to pay multiple parking tickets. Students expressed distress over the 7,000 permits that are distributed for 3,000 spaces, the creator said. Why follow: The creator of @TUParkingProbs said that following the Twitter […] Read the full story »

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4 Dec 2013 | No Comments
 The Santa Clause Where do we start with “The Santa Clause?” It simply ranks among the greatest Christmas movies of all time. The tragic death of Santa Clause at Scott Calvin’s (Tim Allen) house would have ruined Christmas, had it not been for Scott himself. Scott’s ex-wife is convincing their son Charlie that Santa isn’t real, which came as a surprise to me because for 21 years, I thought the big man in red was real.  The new Santa teaches Charlie, and all of us watching, that he does indeed exist. If you like Tim Allen and movies that make you believe in the magic of Christmas, […] Read the full story »

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4 Dec 2013 | No Comments | By Ryan Permison, Columnist
As the holiday season begins, some of the bigger blockbuster films arrive. With that being said, we come to one of the most anticipated films of the year, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” The saga continues after the events of the first movie. After winning the 74th Hunger Games in the arena, Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (played by Josh Hutcherson) return home to District 12 to be with their families. But their happiness doesn’t last very long. They are sent on a victory tour going to all the districts offering their condolences to the fallen tributes who died during the prior games […] Read the full story »