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Anthony Barfield, center, in a music studio
Live Music Remains Unconquered
By JILL RICE and VICKY CARMENATE
In a time when we must be socially distanced, Barfield figured out a way to create live music in the same space as others.
Viola Davis talks into a mic as Zendaya and Regina King hold awards
How the 2020 Emmys Honored and Failed the BIPOC Community
By TYLER BEY
This year’s Emmys surprisingly suggest that maybe Hollywood won’t drown in a sea of its own white-washing.
Zoom screenshot of Men on Boats performance
Inside and Out of Fordham Theatre’s Zoom Production of ‘Men on Boats’
By TYLER BEY
The cast and crew of "Men on Boats" created a mainstage production unlike any other to adjust to the new virtual theater scape.
Headshot of Sarah Wansley
Sarah Wansley Steers a Cast on Zoom for ‘Men on Boats’
By ISABELLA MALFI
Sarah Wansley sat down with the Observer to talk about how she directed Fordham’s first digital mainstage production, "Men on Boats"
two dancers dressed in white in front of a fountain for table of silence
A Reimagined Memorial: Table of Silence Photo Gallery
By ESMÉ BLEECKER-ADAMS and MARIELLE SARMIENTO
The 9/11 Table of Silence Project, presented by Buglisi Dance Theatre and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, featured socially-distanced choreography this year.
Front of the Alvin Ailey building
Stepping Into the New Semester
By ETHAN COUGHLIN
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has made their plans for the fall. Now dance students must make theirs.
Graphic of cross-section rooms in a house with "Welcome to the Blumhouse " on the roof
Trick-or-Treating at the BLUMHOUSE
By ANENWOJO OMAGU
Amazon Studios and Blumhouse TV released their thriller collection “WELCOME TO THE BLUMHOUSE” for Halloween, including four new films.
Crew of the Nomadland film at dusk
Wander No More: Lessons Learned From 'Nomadland'
By ETHAN COUGHLIN
"Nomadland" impresses at the New York Film Festival as Frances McDormand once again delivers an Oscar-worthy lead performance.
EDNA Album cover
Ram Jams: 'EDNA'
By ETHAN COUGHLIN
Rapper Headie One drops "EDNA," his seventh album in three years, and it includes just as many memorable tracks as it does filler.
Spilligion Album cover
Ram Jams: ‘Spilligion’
By ETHAN COUGHLIN
Spillage Village released their fourth studio album, “Spilligon," and the artists tackle difficult conversations with upbeat music.
olivia macklin headshot
From Theatre Program to National TV: Fordham Alumna in Fox’s New Show
By SAFET BEKTESEVIC
Olivia Macklin, FCLC ’16, talks about her role in the show, her time at Fordham Theatre and what life after Fordham looks like on set.
Bethany sits at a table
Bethany, Benko and 'The Rehearsal' Process
By KEVIN STOLL
Jaclyn Bethany reconnects with her former theater professor, Tina Benko, in casting her for an Emmy-award winning role in "The Rehearsal."