The Observer

State of the Star: Britney Spears

May 30, 2011

Can Britney’s Acclaimed New Album Save Her From Becoming Another Pop Casualty? By Jessica Guerra Staff Writer Published: November 15, 2007 On “Piece of Me,” the second track off of Britney Spears’ new album “Blackout,” Spears sings about all the negative attention she gets from the p...

Say “No” to Uggs!

May 30, 2011

Indispensable Fashion Tips to Keep You Looking Great Below the Belt By Stephanie Julia Wallace Staff Writer Published: November 15, 2007 The crisp autumn winds nip at the heels of the fall fashion premieres, rounding off October with L.A. fashion week in Los Angeles, Ca. The chan...

Where Are They Now?: Seinfeld Edition

May 30, 2011

A Look at the Show’s Famous Cast and Its Infamous Curse By Catherine Wernquest Staff Writer Published: November 15, 2007 It has been nine years since the “Seinfeld” gang was sentenced to one year in prison for standing by as a fat man was robbed.  The series finale, as we...

Portrait of an Artist: Christina Joy Antonakos-Wallace

May 29, 2011

By  TIM JALBERT Staff Writer Published: November 8, 2007 To wrap up the Q & A session on the documentary film, “with WINGS and ROOTS”, director Christina Joy Antonakos-Wallace asked if I had a question about her film. Being a film major, I simply asked her if she could give me advice. Ant...

Hey Hey, My My, Rock & Roll Can Never Die

May 29, 2011

By Marika Robak,  Billy Laboska, Luke TeeGarden Staff Writers, Arts and Culture Editor It’s been a busy month in the music world, with new records having been released by rockers spanning the generations.  Here are a few of the albums you won’t want to overlook. John Fogerty—“Revival...

Dumbledore’s Out! Students Sound Off

May 29, 2011

By Nicole Bournas-ney Asst. Arts and Culture Editor Published: November 8, 2007 “I thought he was just in love with learning and winning and I was sort of bummed out because I wondered if there was a special thing going on between him and Prof. McGonagall.” -Ivana Morgan, FCLC ’09 &...

TV-Links Links No More: Web Destination For Free Entertainment Shut Down

May 29, 2011

By Christine Morano Staff Writer Published: November 8, 2007 The latest site to experience forced closure in a Napster-like crackdown against anti-piracy, tv-links.co.uk aggregated streaming content into an easy-to-use format. Its links, updated regularly by the site’s patrons and its administra...

Hot Licks and Stage Tricks: Guitar Hero III

May 29, 2011

By Joseph Marvilli Contributing Writer Published: November 8, 2007 When it was announced that Harmonix, the developer of the two previous “Guitar Hero” games, had been replaced by Neversoft for the third installment in the franchise, there was much concern among fans that this woul...

South Carolina’s “Favorite Son” Eyes the Oval Office

May 29, 2011

By Catherine Wernquest Contributing Writer Published: November 8, 2007 Stephen Colbert returned to the “Daily Show” on Oct. 16, towed in behind a bicycle pedaled by a man in an Uncle Sam Costume, to announce that, “I, Stephen Colbert, am officially announcing that I will official...

On Keith Haring, Coney Island, and Queer Culture

May 29, 2011

By Nicole Bournas-ney Asst. Arts and Culture Editor Published: November 8, 2007 In October, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) professor of Spanish and comparative literature Arnaldo Cruz-Malave published his third book, “Queer Latino Testimonio, Keith Haring, and Juanito Xtravaganza: Hard...

Driving the Stake into Buffy Musical

May 29, 2011

By Nora Murphy Staff Writer Published: November 8, 2007 Even after being off the air for four years, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” was still striving towards eternal life. The touring production of the “Once More with Feeling” musical episode, one of the show’s remaining flames, has now be...

Fall’s Freewheelinest Flick

May 29, 2011

By Jenn Pelly Contributing Writer Published: November 8, 2007 Just because “I’m Not There” is a Bob Dylan movie, that doesn’t mean you should see it stoned. For one, it’s not a Bob Dylan movie in the traditional sense: not a biography, not a narration, not a live performance, not even a ...