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

May 27, 2011

Filed under Arts & Culture, Literary

By Christine Morano Contributing Writer 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 first few pages and greedily devoured what followed. I was hooked. When ...

Fashion Forward NYC

May 27, 2011

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Spring 2008: Fashion is Fun Again By Kate Cusimano Asst. News Editor 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 to relative newcomers Marchesa and Erin Fetherston. Bot...

Queens County Fair

May 27, 2011

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By Stephanie Wallace Contributing Writer 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 farm opened its doors to over 10,000 visitors and showcased prize winning hort...

YouTube’s Greatest Hits

May 26, 2011

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By ANDREW GNERRE Asst. Arts & Culture Editor 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 is puzzling, informative, challenging, surreal and, most importantly, fa...

Fashionably Late: An Exercise in Critical Time Travel

May 26, 2011

Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

By ANDREW GNERRE Asst. Arts & Culture Editor 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 a result of passing time. Failed television shows can find new life on DVD dec...

The Clock is Ticking on Coney Island

May 26, 2011

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By LUKE TEEGARDEN Arts & Culture Editor 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 neighborhood on the southerly rim of Brooklyn, money in the form of lucrative real est...

Summer Roundup: What You (Might Have) Missed

May 26, 2011

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By LUKE TEEGARDEN, NICOLE BOURNAS-NEY AND ANDREW GNERRE Arts & Culture Staff Published: August 30, 2007 Sounds The Hold Steady at Prospect Park For this free show, part of the “Celebrate Brooklyn” concert series, donations were not necessary but suggested, as was the beer. This Brooklyn-cum-Minneapolis group has...

Imagining Whole Worlds

May 26, 2011

Filed under Arts & Culture, Theater

Q & A: Two-time Obie Winner Matthew Maguire Talks About His Career and His New Role with Fordham Theatre By NICOLE BOURNAS-NEY Asst. Arts & Culture Editor Published: August 30, 2007 If you had been at this year’s Obie Awards, at which the best work in off-Broadway theater is honored, you would have seen the ...

Rose Hill Alum Josh Arcadia To Be Remembered at Comedy Benefit Show

May 24, 2011

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By Katie Lockhart, Asst. Arts and Culture Edtior When Alexander “Josh” Arcadia, Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) ’07, was diagnosed with clear cell carcinoma, a type of cancer, in 2008, the doctors gave him three to six months to live. Josh did everything he could to prolong his life, including having his arm amputated, bu...

“My Goodness, My Guinness”: Where to Drink This St. Patrick’s Day

May 24, 2011

Filed under Arts & Culture, Multimedia

If you’re staying in New York during spring break this year, you’ll be in town for St. Patrick’s Day, so don’t be so jealous of your friends spending the week in tropical climates. Instead, celebrate the holiday on March 17 by frequenting one of the following great local pubs for some traditional Irish fare and a pint...

FCLC Oscar Predictions

May 24, 2011

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Comics and Anime Combine Into One Mega Event

May 24, 2011

Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

By James Miller, Staff Writer Entertainment fans recently converged at the Jacob Javits Center for the 5th Annual New York Comic Con (NYCC). On Oct. 8, 9 and 10, representatives from various comic book publishers, movie studios and videogame designers were on hand to display their new and upcoming products. This year, the c...

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