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Ang Lee Stuns Again

May 27, 2011

By Tim Jalbert Contributing Writer Published: October 11, 2007 I suggest that you arrive early to see this movie, or you may find yourself turned away from a theater that filled up 45 minutes prior to show time. Luckily, I knew some people, and like some illegal transaction, accepted my ticket fr...

“Into The Wild” Feels a Little Tame

May 27, 2011

By Stephanie Wallace Contributing Writer Published: October 11, 2007 Alexander Supertramp would balk at the notion that we would even consider paying $10.75 to see the story of his travels on the big screen. Supertramp’s tale takes the form of “Into the Wild,” a movie based on the book by ...

Art Review: Larry Clark’s “Los Angeles 2003-2006”

May 27, 2011

By Mike Diederich Contributing Writer Published: October 11, 2007 “Kids” director Larry Clark’s new photography collection, “Los Angeles 2003-2006” chronicles four years in the life of Jonathan Velasquez, a teenager living in South Central L.A.—and the inspiration for Clark’s latest fi...

Art Review: Robert Capa’s “This is War!”

May 27, 2011

By Mike Diederich Contributing Writer Published: October 11, 2007 Honoring a man who died with his camera in his hands, the International Center of Photography (ICP) presents “This Is War!” a collection of Robert Capa’s war photography highlighting the photojournalist’s work in the Spanish C...

Off the Island: The Museum of the Moving Image

May 27, 2011

By Nora Murphy Contributing Writer Published: October 11, 2007 When someone mentions Astoria, the first thing that usually comes to mind is: Greek. While the neighborhood used to be known solely for its heavy presence of Greek culture, it is now a multi-cultural center of learning. Located there ...

The Boss is Back

May 27, 2011

By Marika Robak Contributing Writer Published: October 11, 2007 Where is your hometown? How well do you know it? The mythologized American hometown—be it a small town or a bustling city—is a staple motif of American literature, art and songwriting. Even in this impersonal modern age, it is...

Expect the Unexpected in “Big Love”

May 27, 2011

Q & A: SUZANNE AGINS By Ken Lombardi Contributing Writer Published: October 11, 2007 Look out for the eclectic mainstage show, Charles Mee’s “Big Love,” to hit Fordham’s Pope Auditorium.  The play, which opens on Oct. 18, grapples with issues concerning the role of women in soci...

FCLC Studio Shows: Anything But Black and White

May 27, 2011

By Nicole Bournas-ney Asst. Arts and Culture Editor Published: October 11, 2007 Four times a year, the stage in Pope Auditorium becomes a showcase for Fordham’s acting talent.  The cozier and far more intimate Black and White Box Theaters, however, shine the spotlight on Fordham’s remarkab...

YouTube’s Greatest Hits

May 27, 2011

By CATHERINE WERNQUEST Contributing Writer Published: October 11, 2007 “Iran So Far” The latest Andy Samberg SNL Digital Short showcases him alongside of Fred Armisen who stands in, uncannily, for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  The spoof is prompted by Ahmadinejad’s comment during his recent talk at Columbia University that, “In Iran, ...

The Interactive TV Revolution

May 27, 2011

By Jessica Guerra Staff Writer Published: October 11, 2007 On Sept. 16, former Vice President Al Gore and Joel Hyatt accepted the Emmy Award for Creative Achievement In Interactive Television for their network Current TV. This was the first time that the award was given out during the prim...

Fashionably Late: Toxic Avenger

May 27, 2011

By Tim Jalbert Contributing Writer Published: September 27, 2007 The first part of the 20th century was marked by the release of some of the finest films in cinema. Movies like “The Wizard of Oz” and “Citizen Kane” paid the bills for companies like MGM and RKO, while the concept of the ...

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: ...