The Observer

Fashionably Late: Toxic Avenger

By TIM JALBERT May 27, 2011

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...

Fall TV Preview

By JESSICA GUERRA May 27, 2011

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...

Pissed Jeans

By NORA MURPHY May 27, 2011

Published: September 27, 2007 In the heart of the industrial section of Williamsburg lies an almost hidden treasure called Death By Audio. Located between Wythe and Kent Avenues on South 2nd Street...

Kanye West Vs. 50 Cent

By ANDREW GNERRE and LUKE TEEGARDEN May 27, 2011

Published: September 27, 2007 By Andrew Gnerre, Asst. Arts and Culture Editor Kanye West would be disgusted that we are only spending 100 words on his new album, “Graduation.” If he had his way,...

MoCCA Offers Clickable Comics

By MARIKA ROBAK May 27, 2011

Published: September 27, 2007 The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art is nothing to gape at admiringly; this is no Guggenheim. But what’s the old saying? Oh yeah, “don’t judge a book by its cover.” The...

Taking it to the Streets: One Million Forgotten Moments

By SARAH CLAWSON May 27, 2011

Published: September 27, 2007 The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) and director Yehuda Duenyas have put together an amazingly brilliant project, transforming the once-adult video shop at 38 Park...

No Mere “Wrinkle in Time;” Madeleine L’Engle’s Death at 89

By CHRISTINE MORANO May 27, 2011

Published: September 27, 2007 FCLC—Third grade: my ambitious, grubby hands held an intriguing novel wrapped in crinkly library binding: “A Wrinkle in Time.” With anticipation, I cracked open the...

Fashion Forward NYC

By KATHRYN H. CUSIMANO May 27, 2011

Published: September 27, 2007 With another New York Fashion Week comes another round of trends and essentials for the coming season. This year’s Spring 2008 ‘must-haves’ will likely belong...

Queens County Fair

By STEPHANIE JULIA WALLACE May 27, 2011

Published: September 27, 2007 On Sept. 15 and 16, the Queens County Farm Museum hosted its 25th annual Queens County Fair, once again providing a rural retreat for urbanites. The historical...

YouTube’s Greatest Hits

By ANDREW GNERRE May 26, 2011

Published: August 30, 2007 Leprechaun in Mobile, Alabama This is the first recommendation, and with good reason, because honestly, videos like this are why YouTube is successful. The clip...

Fashionably Late: An Exercise in Critical Time Travel

By ANDREW GNERRE May 26, 2011

Published: August 30, 2007 In this (hopefully) regular feature, we will review old television shows, albums, movies, etc. The function of such a feature comes from the changes works of art undergo as...

The Clock is Ticking on Coney Island

By LUKE TEEGARDEN May 26, 2011

Published: August 30, 2007 In this city, money doesn’t just talk, it shouts—even when throngs of people are desperately trying to shout over it. At Coney Island, the iconic seaside...