The Observer

Fall TV Preview

May 27, 2011

By JESSICA GUERRA Staff Writer Published: September 27, 2007 With the quality of television programming seeming to be getting better every year, this season is offering many new choices you can add to your line-up. Here are some of the most buzzedabout new series that are beginning this fall: “Pushing Daisies” P...

Pissed Jeans

May 27, 2011

By NORA MURPHY Contributing Writer Published: September 27, 2007 In the heart of the industrial section of Williamsburg lies an almost hidden treasure called Death By Audio. Located between Wythe and Kent Avenues on South 2nd Street just off the East River, this music venue is the place to go to hear undiscovered rock bands....

Kanye West Vs. 50 Cent

May 27, 2011

By Andrew Gnerre Asst. Arts and Culture Editor Published: September 27, 2007 Kanye West would be disgusted that we are only spending 100 words on his new album, “Graduation.” If he had his way, we would co-opt the space taken up by the 50 Cent review and talk more about those white, slitted glasses he wears and how his ...

MoCCA Offers Clickable Comics

May 27, 2011

By Marika Robak Contributing Writer Published: September 27, 2007 The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is nothing to gape at admiringly; this is no Guggenheim. But what’s the old saying? Oh yeah, “don’t judge a book by its cover.” The MoCCA is located on Broadway between Houston and Prince Streets, in a modest four...

Taking it to the Streets: One Million Forgotten Moments

May 27, 2011

By SARAH CLAWSON Contributing Writer Published: September 27, 2007 The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) and director Yehuda Duenyas have put together an amazingly brilliant project, transforming the once-adult video shop at 38 Park Row into an 18th century jewel box theatre. Running from Sept. 11-16, the project...

No Mere “Wrinkle in Time;” Madeleine L’Engle’s Death at 89

May 27, 2011

By Christine Morano Contributing Writer Published: September 27, 2007 FCLC—Third grade: my ambitious, grubby hands held an intriguing novel wrapped in crinkly library binding: “A Wrinkle in Time.” With anticipation, I cracked open the first few pages and greedily devoured what followed. I was hooked. When ...

Fashion Forward NYC

May 27, 2011

Spring 2008: Fashion is Fun Again By Kate Cusimano Asst. News Editor Published: September 27, 2007 With another New York Fashion Week comes another round of trends and essentials for the coming season. This year’s Spring 2008 ‘must-haves’ will likely belong to relative newcomers Marchesa and Erin Fetherston. Bot...

Queens County Fair

May 27, 2011

By Stephanie Wallace Contributing Writer Published: September 27, 2007 On Sept. 15 and 16, the Queens County Farm Museum hosted its 25th annual Queens County Fair, once again providing a rural retreat for urbanites. The historical farm opened its doors to over 10,000 visitors and showcased prize winning hort...

YouTube’s Greatest Hits

May 26, 2011

By ANDREW GNERRE Asst. Arts & Culture Editor Published: August 30, 2007 Leprechaun in Mobile, Alabama This is the first recommendation, and with good reason, because honestly, videos like this are why YouTube is successful. The clip is puzzling, informative, challenging, surreal and, most importantly, fa...

Fashionably Late: An Exercise in Critical Time Travel

May 26, 2011

By ANDREW GNERRE Asst. Arts & Culture Editor Published: August 30, 2007 In this (hopefully) regular feature, we will review old television shows, albums, movies, etc. The function of such a feature comes from the changes works of art undergo as a result of passing time. Failed television shows can find new life on DVD dec...

The Clock is Ticking on Coney Island

May 26, 2011

By LUKE TEEGARDEN Arts & Culture Editor Published: August 30, 2007 In this city, money doesn’t just talk, it shouts—even when throngs of people are desperately trying to shout over it. At Coney Island, the iconic seaside neighborhood on the southerly rim of Brooklyn, money in the form of lucrative real est...

Summer Roundup: What You (Might Have) Missed

May 26, 2011

By LUKE TEEGARDEN, NICOLE BOURNAS-NEY AND ANDREW GNERRE Arts & Culture Staff Published: August 30, 2007 Sounds The Hold Steady at Prospect Park For this free show, part of the “Celebrate Brooklyn” concert series, donations were not necessary but suggested, as was the beer. This Brooklyn-cum-Minneapolis group has...