The Observer

Death of a Cowboy: Students Reflect on Ledger’s Life and Death

June 1, 2011

By Nicole Bournas-ney Asst. Arts & Culture Editor Published: January 31, 2008 On Jan. 22, after what appeared to be an accidental overdose of sleeping pills, Heath Ledger was found dead in his rented SoHo apartment. He had most recently been in Todd Haynes’ “I’m Not There” and had jus...

Ailey Head Offers Insight

May 31, 2011

By Jennie Nau Editor In Chief Published: April 17, 2008 With graduation quickly approaching, the graduating seniors of the Ailey/Fordham BFA program are preparing to test their dance skills in the real world.  Some members of the class are already working with professional companies, while others...

Tongue Tied: ‘The Life Before Her Eyes’

May 31, 2011

By Tim Jalbert Staff Writer Published: April 17, 2008 It may often seem difficult to watch a movie with no preconception of what to expect. You often ask who’s in it, what it’s about and maybe who directed it. These simple facts can often cause you to enter a theater believing you are going to ...

Ailey Seniors Contemplate Post-Grad Plans

May 31, 2011

FCLC Dancers Prepare to Leave the Nest After Four Short Years By Jennie Nau Editor in Chief Published: April 17, 2008 It’s coming.  And no, it’s not the Loch Ness monster, but to many, it’s just as scary.  Graduation is less than a month away, and the seniors of the Ailey/Fordham BFA p...

Teresa Baker: Intuitive Painting

May 31, 2011

By Sarah Marcalus Staff Writer Published: April 17, 2008 “The painter that I am doing the show with is fabulous—but completely, stylistically, absolutely, opposite of me,” Amie Cunat explained. FCLC’s fabulous Teresa Baker allowed the Observer to visit her McMahon Hall dorm-...

Amie Cunat: Outside the Grid

May 31, 2011

By Sarah Marcalus Staff Writer Published: April 17, 2008 What’s linen, geometric and acrylic all over?  FCLC’s Amie Cunat’s senior art thesis. The Observer had a chance to sit down with Cunat to discuss her experience as an FCLC artist and her upcoming dual exhibit with fellow Fordhamite Teresa Baker in the Center Gallery, premiering April 17 and closing the Apri...

And Presenting, for the First Time When Stars Collide, Magic and Mayhem Ensues

May 31, 2011

By David Wilson Staff Writer Published: April 17, 2008 Who would win in a fight—Jet Li or Jackie Chan? Come April 18, we may finally know. The answer to this ageless and most important question will be graciously provided by “The Forbidden Kingdom,” which, I can assure you, is the greatest m...

New York Comic Con to Hit Javits Center

May 31, 2011

By Dana Grossman Staff Writer Published: April 17, 2008 The New York Comic Con, a convention celebrating all things comic book related, will be entering its third year this year. Taking place April 18-20 at the Jacob Javits Center, this year’s event promises to be even better than the last. Thou...

Talkin’ Music With Father Grimes

May 31, 2011

FCLC’s Dean Likes Springsteen, Shuns Headphones By Jennifer Pelly Staff Writer Published: April 17, 2008 So what if he doesn’t have an iPod? When it comes to music, the Rev. Robert R. Grimes, S.J., dean of Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) knows what’s up. Music has always played a vi...

The Darker Side of Christmas

May 30, 2011

By Tim Jalbert Staff Writer Published: December 13, 2007 As fall comes to a close and the holiday season approaches, moviegoers put away the films that gave them frights on Halloween and search for Christmas cheer in some holiday classics. Holiday films have become a pivotal part of the Christ...

A Gamer’s Guide to the Holidays

May 30, 2011

By Joe Marvilli Contributing Writer Published: December 13, 2007 It’s that time of year again for all you fellow gamers out there, time to catch up on this fall’s hottest video games that you couldn’t afford to buy until the Christmas season.  While many high-profile games, such...

In Case You Missed It: Inside the Woodie Awards

May 30, 2011

By Jennifer Pelly Staff Writer Published: December 13, 2007 Forget gold, forget silver, forget bronze. At mtvU’s fourth annual Woodie Awards, the only award show dedicated to music chosen solely by college students, it was all about the wood—and this year was crazier than ever. The awards show...