The Observer

Fashionably Late: An Exercise in Critical Time Travel

By LUKE TEEGARDEN May 30, 2011

Published: November 15, 2007 King Crimson: “In the Court of the Crimson King” Make no mistake—King Crimson was heavy. Not heavy like contemporaries Black Sabbath or even Led Zeppelin, but in terms...

“Southland Tales”: An Apocalyptic Identity Crisis

By ANDREW GNERRE May 30, 2011

Published: November 15, 2007 I had watched the trailer for “Southland Tales,” the new film written and directed by “Donnie Darko” mastermind Richard Kelly, four times before I saw the film....

State of the Star: Britney Spears

By JESSICA GUERRA May 30, 2011

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 press, “I’m...

Say “No” to Uggs!

By STEPHANIE JULIA WALLACE May 30, 2011

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 change in season marks...

Where Are They Now?: Seinfeld Edition

By CATHERINE WERNQUEST May 30, 2011

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 well...

Portrait of an Artist: Christina Joy Antonakos-Wallace

By TIM JALBERT May 29, 2011

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...

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

By MARIKA ROBAK, BILLY LABOSKA, and LUKE TEEGARDEN May 29, 2011

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” Where...

Dumbledore’s Out! Students Sound Off

By NICOLE BOURNAS-NEY May 29, 2011

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...

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

By CHRISTINE MORANO May 29, 2011

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...

Hot Licks and Stage Tricks: Guitar Hero III

By JOE MARVILLI May 29, 2011

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,...

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

By CATHERINE WERNQUEST May 29, 2011

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,...

On Keith Haring, Coney Island, and Queer Culture

By NICOLE BOURNAS-NEY May 29, 2011

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,...