The Observer

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 ...

Remixin’ Romantic Comedies, Maternity Style

June 1, 2011

Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

By Sarah Marcalus Contributing Writer Published: January 31, 2008 Is Tinsel Town unexpectedly dealing with unexpected pregnancies? “Juno” and “Knocked Up” are two 2007 films in which the heroine discovers, after a one-night stand, that she is pregnant.  Life-altering decisions lead both heroines to keep the baby...

Next WGA Strike Victim: Awards Season

June 1, 2011

Filed under Arts & Culture

By Tim Jalbert Staff Writer Published: January 31, 2008 What most people know is that the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike has already taken a heavy toll, forcing the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards to scale back their ceremony to a half-hour press conference, among other consequences. However, with the Grammy Awa...

Death of a Cowboy: Students Reflect on Ledger’s Life and Death

June 1, 2011

Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

By Nicole Bournas-ney Asst. Arts & Culture Editor Published: January 31, 2008 On Jan. 22, after what appeared to be an accidental overdose of sleeping pills, Heath Ledger was found dead in his rented SoHo apartment. He had most recently been in Todd Haynes’ “I’m Not There” and had just finished work on the Batma...

Ailey Head Offers Insight

May 31, 2011

Filed under Arts & Culture

By Jennie Nau Editor In Chief Published: April 17, 2008 With graduation quickly approaching, the graduating seniors of the Ailey/Fordham BFA program are preparing to test their dance skills in the real world.  Some members of the class are already working with professional companies, while others are still trying to fin...

Tongue Tied: ‘The Life Before Her Eyes’

May 31, 2011

Filed under Arts & Culture, Theater

By Tim Jalbert Staff Writer Published: April 17, 2008 It may often seem difficult to watch a movie with no preconception of what to expect. You often ask who’s in it, what it’s about and maybe who directed it. These simple facts can often cause you to enter a theater believing you are going to see a good movie, when re...

Ailey Seniors Contemplate Post-Grad Plans

May 31, 2011

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FCLC Dancers Prepare to Leave the Nest After Four Short Years By Jennie Nau Editor in Chief Published: April 17, 2008 It’s coming.  And no, it’s not the Loch Ness monster, but to many, it’s just as scary.  Graduation is less than a month away, and the seniors of the Ailey/Fordham BFA program have to decide wh...

Teresa Baker: Intuitive Painting

May 31, 2011

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By Sarah Marcalus Staff Writer Published: April 17, 2008 “The painter that I am doing the show with is fabulous—but completely, stylistically, absolutely, opposite of me,” Amie Cunat explained. FCLC’s fabulous Teresa Baker allowed the Observer to visit her McMahon Hall dorm-turned-studio to learn m...

Amie Cunat: Outside the Grid

May 31, 2011

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By Sarah Marcalus Staff Writer Published: April 17, 2008 What’s linen, geometric and acrylic all over?  FCLC’s Amie Cunat’s senior art thesis. The Observer had a chance to sit down with Cunat to discuss her experience as an FCLC artist and her upcoming dual exhibit with fellow Fordhamite Teresa Baker in the Center Gallery, premiering April 17 and closing the Apri...

And Presenting, for the First Time When Stars Collide, Magic and Mayhem Ensues

May 31, 2011

Filed under Arts & Culture, Film

By David Wilson Staff Writer Published: April 17, 2008 Who would win in a fight—Jet Li or Jackie Chan? Come April 18, we may finally know. The answer to this ageless and most important question will be graciously provided by “The Forbidden Kingdom,” which, I can assure you, is the greatest movie ever made. I don’...

New York Comic Con to Hit Javits Center

May 31, 2011

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By Dana Grossman Staff Writer Published: April 17, 2008 The New York Comic Con, a convention celebrating all things comic book related, will be entering its third year this year. Taking place April 18-20 at the Jacob Javits Center, this year’s event promises to be even better than the last. Though its first year was pl...

Talkin’ Music With Father Grimes

May 31, 2011

Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

FCLC’s Dean Likes Springsteen, Shuns Headphones By Jennifer Pelly Staff Writer Published: April 17, 2008 So what if he doesn’t have an iPod? When it comes to music, the Rev. Robert R. Grimes, S.J., dean of Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) knows what’s up. Music has always played a vital role in his life: at the age ...