The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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ETHAN COUGHLIN, Arts & Culture Editor

Ethan Coughlin, Fordham College at Lincoln Center ’22, serves as an editor of the arts & culture section. Ethan is studying film and television as well as visual arts. Originally from Maryland, Ethan can often be found exploring the city. He enjoys going to the movies, listening to music and, most of all, cheering for Manchester United.

All content by ETHAN COUGHLIN
Slowthai performs at the Brooklyn concert venue Elsewhere in 2019.

[Photo] Ram Jams: ‘TYRON’

By ETHAN COUGHLIN February 18, 2021

Slowthai performs at the Brooklyn concert venue Elsewhere in 2019.

Amanda Gorman speaking into a microphone at a podium during the inauguration of Biden and Harris

Amanda Gorman Defies Age and Climbs the Hill Anyway

February 9, 2021
Amanda Gorman won the hearts of Americans as she became the youngest person to ever recite a poem at a Presidential Inauguration
the Horizons album cover, a drawing of the sun setting over a horizon of mountains and a lake

The Best Ram Jams of 2020

February 6, 2021
The Arts & Culture staff reflects on the best albums of 2020 focusing on a range of the best releases from Fiona Apple to Chloe X Halle.
diego maradona and other soccer players on a field

‘Diego Is Eternal’

December 8, 2020
Internationally known soccer legend Diego Maradona died on Nov. 25, but fans of the game will remember him forever.
pictures of flo milli and the weeknd photoshopped next to each other, two people without grammy nominations

The Grammy Nominations Are Out and I’m Upset

December 2, 2020
The nominations seem to get worse and worse as the Academy continues to fail to fully reflect popular or high-quality songs.
a person in a skeleton animal costume

6 COVID-19 Safe Halloween Happenings in New York

October 30, 2020
With Halloween events in the city either being cancelled or adapted due to pandemic guidlines, here are some the events fans can still enjoy.
I Voted Sticker with American flag on the left

The Font for the Next Four

October 28, 2020
Arts & Culture Editor Ethan Coughlin looks at the logo designs of this election's campaigns, from fonts to utilization.
EDNA Album cover

Ram Jams: ‘EDNA’

October 16, 2020
Rapper Headie One drops "EDNA," his seventh album in three years, and it includes just as many memorable tracks as it does filler.
Crew of the Nomadland film at dusk

Wander No More: Lessons Learned From ‘Nomadland’

October 15, 2020
"Nomadland" impresses at the New York Film Festival as Frances McDormand once again delivers an Oscar-worthy lead performance.
Spilligion Album cover

Ram Jams: ‘Spilligion’

October 3, 2020
Spillage Village released their fourth studio album, “Spilligon," and the artists tackle difficult conversations with upbeat music.
graphic of laptop screen

Playlist: Wake Me Up For Online School

September 15, 2020
Four writers came together to compile the ultimate "wake up" playlist to get you ready in the morning for online classes.
Front of the Alvin Ailey building

Stepping Into the New Semester

August 21, 2020
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has made their plans for the fall. Now dance students must make theirs.
Photo of corner restaurant

[Photo] A Definitive List of Manhattan’s Best Burgers

By LEO BERNABEI August 20, 2020

Minetta Tavern is located on MacDougal Street, two blocks from Washington Square Park. “Trust me, it’ll be the best burger you will ever have,” Bernabei writes of their Black Label Burger.

an animation of a soccer player kicking a ball into a net

The Best Football Isn’t American

July 31, 2020
I’m going to try to convince the American sports fan to give the most popular sport on the planet a chance.
Mahfuzul with a megaphone

Marching to the Beat of a New Drum

July 10, 2020
Fordham alumnus and New York State Assembly candidate Mahfuzul teamed up with rapper Zo Morese to release the track “District 24.”
Illustration of girl listening to music in room

Ram Jams: Summer Sounds So Far

July 8, 2020
Arts and Culture Editor Ethan Coughlin goes through some of his favorite albums and singles that have come out this summer.
Ram Jams: Yeah, I Gave Thundercat’s New Album a 10; ‘It Is What It Is’

Ram Jams: Yeah, I Gave Thundercat’s New Album a 10; ‘It Is What It Is’

April 7, 2020
The eccentric R&B artist has put forth a flawless album with as much humor as gravity, all sounding equally genuine and enveloped in his signature basslines.
MaryBeth Rodgers, FCLC ’21, uses Camp Quarantine to share the activities that she herself is doing to stay active while staying home.

Projects in Quarantine: Camp Quarantine

April 1, 2020
Fordham/Ailey junior MaryBeth Rodgers’ social media project provides students with dance exercises and yoga classes while at home.
Brointine’s Day: For the Love of All Things Bro

Brointine’s Day: For the Love of All Things Bro

February 13, 2020
Feb. 13 is Galentine's Day. Feb. 14 is Valentine's Day. Feb. 15 is Brointine's Day, a day to relax and appreciate your friends around you.
Battle of the Oscars II

Battle of the Oscars II

February 10, 2020
Four writers, 96 predictions and only one winner. For the second year in a row, The Observer pitted four writers against each other to see who could correctly predict the most winners at the 92nd Academy Awards.
Ram Jams: Albums of the Decade

Ram Jams: Albums of the Decade

January 22, 2020
Fordham students pick their most defining albums of the 2010s, from pop to R&B and everything in between.
The Academy of Disappointment

The Academy of Disappointment

January 20, 2020
With the beginning of the semester comes awards season, and editor Ethan Coughlin is disappointed with the nominations despite his initial excitement.
Family Traditions, December Edition

Family Traditions, December Edition

December 4, 2019
As we celebrate the holiday season in New York, three students take us through how they each celebrate their respective holidays.
Lauren Duca, left, sits with the current Editors-in-Chief of the paper

Lauren Duca Talks Fordham, Politics and Her New Book

November 13, 2019
Former Editor-in-Chief of the paper Lauren Duca, Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) ’13, spoke in McNally Amphitheater on Nov. 8.
The celebratory sound of horns and the strong smell of incense dominated the Lincoln Center area on Oct. 27 in observation of Señor de los Milagros, a historic Peruvian tradition.

Taking the Spiritual to the Streets

October 30, 2019
Thousands gathered at St. Paul's Church on Oct. 27 to celebrate Señor de los Milagros, a tradition originating in Lima, Peru.
The NYFF is not one of the six premier film festivals, but this years event showcased noteworthy films of many different genres.

Reel Talk: Inside the New York Film Festival

October 16, 2019
Two students discuss what makes up a film festival and what movies to look out for on streaming platforms now that NYFF has ended.
New York has always been a leading hip-hop hub, but the newest U.S. region to challenge its reign.

BX to DC: US Capital Rises as Next Rap Capital

October 2, 2019
An exciting rap scene is emerging in the DMV, and not the Department of Motor Vehicles. IDK’s new album is just one of three strong albums out of the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia region this year.
Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center is one of the venues that will play host to screenings at this years film festival.

Film Festival Returns to Lincoln Center

August 25, 2019
The 57th annual New York Film Festival will take place right across from Fordham's Lincoln Center campus.
The new documentary shows the failure of Lopezs basketball career, but also the positive impact he had on New Yorks Dominican community.

Failure? Depends on Whom You Ask

June 8, 2019
Tribeca Film Festival recently premiered a documentary about basketball player Felipe Lopez.
Phillip Youmans won this years Tribeca Film Festival narrative competition at 19, making him the youngest ever to do so.

College Freshman Phenom Wins Tribeca Film Festival’s Top Prize

June 8, 2019
An NYU student became the youngest filmmaker ever admitted into Tribeca Film Festival this year.
Winter may be ending on screen, but just how satisfying is the final season of Game of Thrones for fans of the book?

It’s a Guessing ‘Game of Thrones’

April 10, 2019
As the premiere of the final season draws near, fans wonder how the show will compare with the yet-unwritten next book.
Julianne Moores performance in Sebastian Lelios film Gloria Bell takes audiences on a journey through both joy and loneliness than anyone can relate to.

‘Gloria Bell’ Review: A Total Eclipse of Your Heart

March 31, 2019

“Gloria Bell” taught me two things — the mediocrity of life is eternal, and old people never silence their cell phones. Seriously, if you take a shot everytime someone’s phone rings in the movie,...

Theres one shoe that rules Fordham Lincoln Center: Nikes Air Force 1.

Air Force 1: The Sole of the City

March 31, 2019
Nike's Air Force 1 transcends cliques on campus and in the city.
Wherever you are in Manhattan, youre never too far from a quality pizza pie.

City Slickers Pick City Slices

March 15, 2019
Observer writers share their favorite places to get tasty pizza that is worth the dough.
Battle of the Oscars

Battle of the Oscars

February 27, 2019
And the award for most correct Oscars predictions goes to...
Actors and audiences alike must play a part in holding sexual abusers in Hollywood accountable.

Did You See ‘Bohemian Rhapsody?’ #MeToo

February 19, 2019
How are we to explain directors who escape punishment for sexual harassment? Bryan Singer, director of "Bohemian Rhapsody, is a prime example.
A sock on the door may not be the best solution to every problem. (TITO CRESPO/THE OBSERVER)

Sexiling Horror Stories

February 12, 2019
The experience of being sexiled has the potential to create a great many horror stories. Students relate some of these tales.
Magnolia Bakery is known for their amazing banana pudding (ETHAN COUGHLIN/THE OBSERVER).

Local Cafes to Help You Get Through Midterms

October 10, 2018

Autumn is upon us. The sun rises later and sets earlier and to effectively work in the dark, we all need a little caffeine to keep us going. Here are some of the best places in the area to find the best...

Gather your friends and watch the newest films and television series this fall (Andrew Beecher/The Observer).

Fall Movies and T.V. to Fall in Love With

September 26, 2018

This fall has shows and movies for film buffs, superhero fanatics, nostalgia chasers and reality TV fans alike. There are some to watch with your friends, your family and your grandmother; and some you...

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