The Observer

Art of protestors
The Role of Art During a Revolution
By VICKY CARMENATE, Asst. Arts & Culture Editor
Art plays a fundamental role in the advancement of a revolution. By supporting BIPOC artists, audiences can do more than just consuming their art.
Woman in red from FLASH MAGAZINE
FLASH Magazine Recognizes Artists of Color in Special Summer Issue
By OLIVIA STERN, Asst. Layout Editor
Fordham’s FLASH Magazine came together to create a special summer issue honoring and lifting up the voices of Black people and people of color.
Two people zoom over a crowd
Saving the World, One Virtual Show at a Time
By AASTHA AGGARWAL, Contributing Writer
YouTube livestreaming saved the performance of the studio show “Madeline May Saves the World” after a live performance wasn’t possible.
The Art of Theater-making Through Social Distancing: An Unfinished Story
The Art of Theater-making Through Social Distancing: An Unfinished Story
Communicating across time zones has challenged staff and students in the theater department.
Denise Jefferson (left) and Francesca Harper (right) pose together for a photo
The Joie de Vivre of Denise Jefferson Lives On 10 Years Later
Ten years after the death of Denise Jefferson, former director of The Ailey School and founder of the Fordham/Ailey BFA program, her daughter Francesca Harper looks back at the powerful legacy Jefferson left behind.
MaryBeth Rodgers, FCLC ’21, uses Camp Quarantine to share the activities that she herself is doing to stay active while staying home.
Projects in Quarantine: Camp Quarantine
By ETHAN COUGHLIN, Arts & Culture Editor
Fordham/Ailey junior MaryBeth Rodgers’ social media project provides students with dance exercises and yoga classes while at home.
Illustration of drivee-in sign
'Palm Springs' Under the Stars
Max Barbakow’s “Palm Springs,” the indie rom-com with a science-fiction twist, debuted on VOD and in drive-in movie theaters.
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Three Things to Watch Right Now If You’re White and Trying to Be a Good Ally
By POLINA UZORNIKOVA, Asst. Opinions Editor
What to watch for anyone trying to be a good ally to the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Mahfuzul with a megaphone
Marching to the Beat of a New Drum
Fordham alumnus and New York State Assembly candidate Mahfuzul teamed up with rapper Zo Morese to release the track “District 24.”
Illustration of girl listening to music in room
Ram Jams: Summer Sounds So Far
By ETHAN COUGHLIN, Arts & Culture Editor
Arts and Culture Editor Ethan Coughlin goes through some of his favorite albums and singles that have come out this summer.
DeLaria is on a zoom call
“Be Funny. Make Money.”
By GRACE GETMAN, Social Media Editor and Newsletter Editor
"Orange is the New Black" star Lea DeLaria is the first speaker of what students hope becomes the "Conversation Starters" club.
Mark Blum acts alongside Kate Burton in a 2007 production of “The Cherry Orchard” with Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, one of many shows in Blum’s storied career.
Mark Blum, Former Fordham Professor, Dies From Coronavirus
By GILLIAN RUSSO, Arts & Culture Editor
Fordham Theatre alumni and faculty reflect on the stage and screen actor, who died March 26 at 69 years old.