The Observer

The Clock is Ticking on Coney Island

May 26, 2011

Filed under Arts & Culture

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...

Mainstage Season Starts with Brilliant Performances, “Unconventional Approach” to “Wedding Band”

May 24, 2011

Filed under Arts & Culture, Theater

By Ariella Mastroianni, Staff Writer ’Tis the “Season of Strong Women,” according to Fordham’s Mainstage calendar. It also seems to be the season of strong theatrical performances, as audiences witnessed on Oct. 7 with the opening of Alice Childress’ play “Wedding Band” at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (F...

Elf Power Frontman Andrew Rieger Talks Touring and Recording Before Upcoming NYC Performance

May 24, 2011

Filed under Arts & Culture, Music

By Joseph Klarl, Arts and Culture Co-Editor On Monday, Oct. 11, Elf Power, the long-standing indie rock band from Athens, Georgia, will perform at Terminal 5 just blocks from Fordham College at Lincoln Center. The band’s new self-titled album came out on Sep. 14 and is their tenth in a career that spans almost two decades. The Observer recently spoke with l...

Social Issues and Theater Come Together at Fordham

May 24, 2011

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Visual Arts and Theater Departments Sponsor Cambodian Playwrights By Ariella Mastroianni, Staff Writer n New York City, artists come and go. Some stay with success, and others leave without any lasting impressions. In the case of Cambodian performers Chhon Sina and Ieng Sithul, they came to Fordham University hoping to make ...

Tastes, Styles and Cultures Convene at New York Film Festival

May 24, 2011

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By James Miller, Staff Writer For many New Yorkers, the official start of the fall movie season is the New York Film Festival. Held every year by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the NYFF is the platform for new releases, ranging from domestic and mainstream to foreign and independent, to find a distributor or to incite a...