The Observer

Where Has All The Platinum Gone?

By BILLY LABOSKA June 1, 2011

Published: Febrary 14, 2008 As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, the best-selling album of all-time (104 million copies worldwide), the contrast between the current...

Oscar Picks 2008: Observer Edition

By TIM JALBERT and JOE MARVILLI June 1, 2011

Published: Febrary 14, 2008 By TIM JALBERT, Staff Writer Overall, my favorite film of all the nominated films would be “No Country for Old Men,” so it would be appropriate that I would also think...

Video Games Live: From 8-Bit to Orchestral

By DANA GROSSMAN June 1, 2011

Published: Febrary 14, 2008 Mention the term “video game music” to your average person, and more than likely, the first thing to come to mind will be the bloops and bleeps of “Pac-Man” or...

A New “Sunday in the Park With George”…All Shimmer and Light

By NICOLE BOURNAS-NEY June 1, 2011

Published: Febrary 14, 2008 Season after season, landmark musicals are revived on Broadway, and nearly every time they are slammed for seeming like clones of the originals. These shows (think “A...

‘Get Out the Vote…Stay Off the Hard Stuff’

By SARAH MARCALUS June 1, 2011

Published: Febrary 14, 2008 As I sit with my 2008 iPod earphones, plugged into a 1990 VHS player, watching the 1972 movie “The Candidate,” I can’t help but notice that as technology changes,...

For the Vintage Purist in All of Us…

By MARIKA ROBAK June 1, 2011

Published: Febrary 14, 2008 Amazon MP3. iTunes. Zune Marketplace. In an era of digital music downloads, is there any place for ancient technology like CDs and (gasp) vinyl records? With...

Senior Dancers Shine at Weill Center

By JENNIFER PELLY June 1, 2011

Published: Febrary 14, 2008 On Jan. 30 and 31, seniors of the Ailey/Fordham Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance program performed in the annual Senior Solo Concert at Ailey’s Joan Weill Center for Dance....

Shane Rutkowski, FCLC ‘09, performs a straddle jump. (Courtesy of Shane Rutkowski)

FCLC Dancer Makes His Movie Debut

By JENNIE NAU June 1, 2011

Published: Febrary 14, 2008 “I was on vacation with my family in Maine, and I was with my cousin shooting clay pigeons with a 12-gauge shotgun, so, needless to say, I didn’t hear my phone ring,”...

Rob Parry Plays Devil’s Advocate

By NICOLE BOURNAS-NEY June 1, 2011

Published: Febrary 14, 2008 Rob Parry, a 21-year-old Fordham senior, came to New York as an acting student, but soon decided that the written word was his true calling.  Now, Parry is currently...

Tedium on the Tracks: A Visit to the New York Transit Museum

By DAVID WILSON June 1, 2011

Published: Febrary 14, 2008 You have not been to the Transit Museum. This assertion, I should note, required little prophetic insight on my part, though my powers are strong. I know you not, you...

Looking Sharp is Timeless: “Exoticism” at FIT Museum

By JENNIFER PELLY June 1, 2011

Published: Febrary 14, 2008 If you thought the only things that Fordham University and the Fashion Institute of Technology had in common were their proximity to the A/C/E line and small class sizes,...

Will Kindle Spread Like Wildfire or Fizzle Out?

By CHRISTINE MORANO June 1, 2011

Published: January 31, 2008 Amidst the madcap gadget-rush of the holiday season, Amazon.com debuted its newest media device, the Kindle. Amazon’s first foray into the “e-reader” business, the...