The Observer

For the Vintage Purist in All of Us…

June 1, 2011

Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

Your Guide to Manhattan’s Best Purveyors of Sweet, Crackly Vinyl By Marika Robak Staff Writer 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 the firm belief that ...

Senior Dancers Shine at Weill Center

June 1, 2011

Filed under Arts & Culture

By Jennifer Pelly Staff Writer 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. The intimate theatre and bare stage served as a palette for a series of strikingly innovat...

FCLC Dancer Makes His Movie Debut

FCLC Dancer Makes His Movie Debut

June 1, 2011

By Jennie Nau Editor in Chief Published: Febrary 14, 2008 “I was on vacation with my family i...

Rob Parry Plays Devil’s Advocate

June 1, 2011

Filed under Arts & Culture, Theater

FCLC Actor-Turned-Playwright Prepares for Debut of Final Fordham Show By Nicole Bournas-Ney Asst. Arts & Culture Editor 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 pr...

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

June 1, 2011

Filed under Arts & Culture, Museum

Stand Clear of NYC’s Most Boring Depository, Please By DAVID WILSON Contributing Writer 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 faceless multitude, yet I know that ...

Looking Sharp is Timeless: “Exoticism” at FIT Museum

June 1, 2011

Filed under Arts & Culture, Museum

By Jennifer Pelly Staff Writer 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, think again. The Fashion and Textile Gallery of The Museum at FIT’s current exhibit, “Ex...

Will Kindle Spread Like Wildfire or Fizzle Out?

June 1, 2011

Filed under Arts & Culture, Literary

By Christine Morano Staff Writer 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 Kindle hopes to revolutionize the publishing industry by making all of your book pages digital...

Tokyo Terror: “Godzilla”

June 1, 2011

Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

By Jessica Guerra Staff Writer Published: January 31, 2008 These kinds of movies always start so peacefully. People are going about their normal everyday activities, blissfully enjoying their lives. Then a mysterious noise brings it all to a halt. From then on, the world as they knew it is all over. Destruction and hyster...

“Golden Compass” Raises Catholic Ire

June 1, 2011

Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

By Dana Grossman Contributing Writer Published: January 31, 2008 It isn’t rare for there to be at least some cry of outrage when a book is adapted into a movie. Even box office hits such as “The Lord of the Rings” had some of the fans of the original books protesting “Where’s Tom Bombadil? Where’s Glorfindel?” “The Golden Compass,”...

Artist Profile: India Bolds

June 1, 2011

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FCLC Dance Student Branches Out From Ailey By Jennie Nau Editor In Chief Published: January 31, 2008 India Bolds was running late for her dance callback.  Very late. When she arrived at the building on Great Jones St., Bolds, FCLC ’08, raced through the lobby and into the elevator. She yanked off her scarf, pulled ...

Rock Reinvented

June 1, 2011

Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

By Andrew Gnerre Asst. Arts and Culture Editor Published: January 31, 2008 MGMT: “Oracular Spectacular” I’m not sure from whence or when MGMT (pronounced as “Management” by some, simply not pronounced by others) came. The bio on their official Web site says they met at Wesleyan University in 2002 and now resid...

Comedy Troupe Nails Jokes, Jazz Solos

June 1, 2011

Filed under Arts & Culture, Theater

By Jennifer Pelly Staff Writer Published: January 31, 2008 Take six comedic actors, one standup bass player, a jazz drummer, a keyboardist and a guy on sax—throw them into a NYC art space, label them “FACE,” and what’ll you get? Well, I couldn’t tell you. FACE Improv is a 12-piece troupe that has been ...

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