The Observer

Imagining Whole Worlds

May 26, 2011

Q & A: Two-time Obie Winner Matthew Maguire Talks About His Career and His New Role with Fordham Theatre By NICOLE BOURNAS-NEY Asst. Arts & Culture Editor Published: August 30, 2007 If you had been at this year’s Obie Awards, at which the best work in off-Broadway theater is honored...

Rose Hill Alum Josh Arcadia To Be Remembered at Comedy Benefit Show

May 24, 2011

By Katie Lockhart, Asst. Arts and Culture Edtior When Alexander “Josh” Arcadia, Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) ’07, was diagnosed with clear cell carcinoma, a type of cancer, in 2008, the doctors gave him three to six months to live. Josh did everything he could to prolong his life, including having hi...

“My Goodness, My Guinness”: Where to Drink This St. Patrick’s Day

May 24, 2011

If you’re staying in New York during spring break this year, you’ll be in town for St. Patrick’s Day, so don’t be so jealous of your friends spending the week in tropical climates. Instead, celebrate the holiday on March 17 by frequenting one of the following great local pubs for some traditional...

FCLC Oscar Predictions

May 24, 2011

Comics and Anime Combine Into One Mega Event

May 24, 2011

By James Miller, Staff Writer Entertainment fans recently converged at the Jacob Javits Center for the 5th Annual New York Comic Con (NYCC). On Oct. 8, 9 and 10, representatives from various comic book publishers, movie studios and videogame designers were on hand to display their new and upcoming products...

Mainstage Season Starts with Brilliant Performances, “Unconventional Approach” to “Wedding Band”

May 24, 2011

By Ariella Mastroianni, Staff Writer ’Tis the “Season of Strong Women,” according to Fordham’s Mainstage calendar. It also seems to be the season of strong theatrical performances, as audiences witnessed on Oct. 7 with the opening of Alice Childress’ play “Wedding Band” at Fordham College a...

Elf Power Frontman Andrew Rieger Talks Touring and Recording Before Upcoming NYC Performance

May 24, 2011

By Joseph Klarl, Arts and Culture Co-Editor On Monday, Oct. 11, Elf Power, the long-standing indie rock band from Athens, Georgia, will perform at Terminal 5 just blocks from Fordham College at Lincoln Center. The band’s new self-titled album came out on Sep. 14 and is their tenth in a career that spans almost two decades. The Observer recently spoke with l...

Social Issues and Theater Come Together at Fordham

May 24, 2011

Visual Arts and Theater Departments Sponsor Cambodian Playwrights By Ariella Mastroianni, Staff Writer n New York City, artists come and go. Some stay with success, and others leave without any lasting impressions. In the case of Cambodian performers Chhon Sina and Ieng Sithul, they came to Fordh...

Tastes, Styles and Cultures Convene at New York Film Festival

May 24, 2011

By James Miller, Staff Writer For many New Yorkers, the official start of the fall movie season is the New York Film Festival. Held every year by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the NYFF is the platform for new releases, ranging from domestic and mainstream to foreign and independent, to find a ...