The Observer

FCLC Studio Shows: Anything But Black and White

May 27, 2011

By Nicole Bournas-ney Asst. Arts and Culture Editor Published: October 11, 2007 Four times a year, the stage in Pope Auditorium becomes a showcase for Fordham’s acting talent.  The cozier and far more intimate Black and White Box Theaters, however, shine the spotlight on Fordham’s remarkable directors and playwrights...

YouTube’s Greatest Hits

May 27, 2011

By CATHERINE WERNQUEST Contributing Writer Published: October 11, 2007 “Iran So Far” The latest Andy Samberg SNL Digital Short showcases him alongside of Fred Armisen who stands in, uncannily, for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  The spoof is prompted by Ahmadinejad’s comment during his recent talk at Columbia University that, “In Iran, ...

The Interactive TV Revolution

May 27, 2011

By Jessica Guerra Staff Writer Published: October 11, 2007 On Sept. 16, former Vice President Al Gore and Joel Hyatt accepted the Emmy Award for Creative Achievement In Interactive Television for their network Current TV. This was the first time that the award was given out during the primetime ceremony. This is ...

Fashionably Late: Toxic Avenger

May 27, 2011

By Tim Jalbert Contributing Writer 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 for companies like MGM and RKO, while the concept of the “movie star” was create...

Fall TV Preview

May 27, 2011

By JESSICA GUERRA Staff Writer 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 of the most buzzedabout new series that are beginning this fall: “Pushing Daisies” P...

Pissed Jeans

May 27, 2011

By NORA MURPHY Contributing Writer 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 just off the East River, this music venue is the place to go to hear undiscovered rock bands....

Kanye West Vs. 50 Cent

May 27, 2011

By Andrew Gnerre Asst. Arts and Culture Editor Published: September 27, 2007 Kanye West would be disgusted that we are only spending 100 words on his new album, “Graduation.” If he had his way, we would co-opt the space taken up by the 50 Cent review and talk more about those white, slitted glasses he wears and how his ...

MoCCA Offers Clickable Comics

May 27, 2011

By Marika Robak Contributing Writer 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 MoCCA is located on Broadway between Houston and Prince Streets, in a modest four...

Taking it to the Streets: One Million Forgotten Moments

May 27, 2011

By SARAH CLAWSON Contributing Writer 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 Row into an 18th century jewel box theatre. Running from Sept. 11-16, the project...

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

May 27, 2011

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

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

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...