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Annabelle Hamer

Bio: Annabelle Hamer is a student at Southern Maine Community College, studying Liberal Arts with an English focus. She enjoys spending her time reading and writing. Her favorite genres are horror, fantasy, romance, and anything educational. She also enjoys learning about history. Annabelle is excited to join the NYC Tastemakers team and hopes to expand her writing.
Movies

In What Order Should You Watch The Star Wars Movies

Star Wars, the cult classic, started coming out in 1977. Ahead of its time, Star Wars is one of the best science fiction series to exist. If you have never seen it before, it can seem daunting to watch as there are so many movies and shows. There are two …

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Beauty

Why the ‘Sephora kid’ Trend is Dangerous (Op-Ed)

Recently, on social media, there has been an influx of young children going crazy over skincare products. This craze has been focused on the store Sephora, where tweens and even children are shopping for and then using skincare products that are not meant for their age.  Self-care routines, especially skincare …

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Politics

Political Events to Mark in your Calendar this Year

With everything going on in the world and the country, knowing what is next in the political world can be overwhelming. Here are events occurring in the second half of 2024 that you should keep an eye out for.  Currently on their final day, the Republican National Convention is happening …

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Books

How Readers Feel About NYT “The 100 Best Books of the 21st Century”

The New York Times recently published “The 100 Best Books of the 21st Century,” and readers have a lot to say about it. When it comes to lists of “top bests,” these can be incredibly biased based on each reader. Lists like best sellers or most read are more factual, …

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Music

Adele Plans to Take a Break From Music

Sixteen-time Grammy-winning artist Adele plans to take a break from music.  Adele’s been performing at the Caesars Palace Colosseum in Las Vegas since November 2022. Her reign in Vegas ended in June 2024, after she performed a total of 100 shows there.  Adele put her first album, “19,” out in …

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Latest News

Meteor over New York and New Jersey

That loud noise and potential shaking you heard and felt yesterday? That waspotentially from the meteor over New York and New Jersey. NASA has confirmed that on the morning of July 16, 2024, a meteor enteredinto the atmosphere and disintegrated over the New York City area. Military activitiescoincided with the …

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Books

Book to Movie Adaptations, New and Coming Soon

In the past few years, books have become incredibly popular again. Social media, specifically Instagram and TikTok, have created a massive buzz for all sorts of literature, old and new. This, in turn, has led to the desire for many books to be adapted into films or TV shows.  One …

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Beauty

Necessary Steps in Your 2024 Beauty Routines

Creating self-care routines is essential to living a healthy life. Beauty routines are involved in this. Having the right steps in your beauty routine will positively impact your overall sense of self-care, additionally, you will know you are taking care of your skin.  In 2024, there are an incredible number …

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Latest News

Shelley Duvall, star of ‘The Shining,’ Dies at 75

Shelley Duvall, star of ‘The Shining,’ recently passed away at home at 75 years old. She is said to have passed in her sleep due to complications from diabetes.  Duvall is known for her famous role as Wendy in ‘The Shining.’ She was also Olive in the live-action ‘Popeye.’ Appearing …

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Fashion

Why We Should Abolish Gender In Fashion (Op-Ed)

Men wearing dresses. Women wearing suits. These have been the focus of many fashion headlines over the last few years. While defying gender norms has been considered controversial, it is becoming more of the norm.  Fashion is a way of self-expression, as well as finding oneself. When you meet people, …

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Beauty

Why Beauty Trends Are A Scam

With the ever-increasing presence of social media, trends are constantly appearing and changing rapidly. Some recent beauty trends include glass skin, lip oils, natural makeup, and even Chappell Roan’s makeup look. Even a few months ago, the trends were different, with ‘Mob Wife’ and coquette being very popular.  As time …

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Fashion

European Style Vs. American Style. Which is Better?

When you hear European style, what do you think of it? Now, when you hear American style, what do you think? Chances are, these images in your head are very different. European fashion is known for its class and elegance. Daily outfits look carefully put together and are always stylish. …

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