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JENNIFER PELLY, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor Emerita

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McCarren Park Pool Ends Its Run as Music Venue

June 22, 2011

Published: October 02, 2008 “Welcome to the end of McCarren Pool as we know it,” Thurston Moore, frontman of NYC noise rock legends Sonic Youth, said to a packed McCarren Park Pool as the sun went...

mtvU Hosts Third Annual Woodie Awards at Roseland Ballroom

June 5, 2011

Published: November 20, 2008 "Wait, you go to Fordham? I almost went there!" Moby told me a few seconds after our brief conversation on the red carpet into the 5th annual mtvU Woodie Awards...

What I Learned at Rolling Stone: Leaving Classic Rock in the Past

June 3, 2011

Published: August 28, 2008When people ask what I’ve been up to this summer, they usually seem impressed by the fact that I’m an intern at RollingStone.com, and I’d have to agree that it’s pretty...

Brooklyn Museum Awash in Murakami’s Colorful Kitsch

June 3, 2011

Published: May 1, 2008 Takashi Murakami is about to steal your Brooklyn Museum virginity—assuming that you’ve never had the pleasure of switching from the D to the 4 and checking out one of the...

FCLC to Showcase Student Talent in GO! Benefit Shows

June 2, 2011

Published: April 3, 2008 If you’re reading this paper, chances are you know a thing or two about New York City’s history of shaping talented young musicians. Bob Dylan should have been a sophomore...

Improv Outside the Box

June 2, 2011

Published: April 3, 2008 High school reunions are slightly awkward for most people, but for Charlie Todd, telling his former classmates that he now does pranks for a living was pretty hilarious....

Senior Dancers Shine at Weill Center

June 1, 2011

Published: Febrary 14, 2008 On Jan. 30 and 31, seniors of the Ailey/Fordham Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance program performed in the annual Senior Solo Concert at Ailey’s Joan Weill Center for Dance....

Looking Sharp is Timeless: “Exoticism” at FIT Museum

June 1, 2011

Published: Febrary 14, 2008 If you thought the only things that Fordham University and the Fashion Institute of Technology had in common were their proximity to the A/C/E line and small class sizes,...

Comedy Troupe Nails Jokes, Jazz Solos

June 1, 2011

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...

Talkin’ Music With Father Grimes

May 31, 2011

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...

In Case You Missed It: Inside the Woodie Awards

May 30, 2011

Published: December 13, 2007 Forget gold, forget silver, forget bronze. At mtvU’s fourth annual Woodie Awards, the only award show dedicated to music chosen solely by college students, it was all...

Woodie Awards to Air On MTV: Bevy of Artists Present and Perform

May 30, 2011

Published: November 15, 2007 Get ready, because the 2007 Woodie Awards are about to hit computer monitors and television screens everywhere this month—and every file sharing, iPod-bearing...

Fall’s Freewheelinest Flick

May 29, 2011

Published: November 8, 2007 Just because “I’m Not There” is a Bob Dylan movie, that doesn’t mean you should see it stoned. For one, it’s not a Bob Dylan movie in the traditional sense: not...

Unethical Labor Practices at Fordham?

May 27, 2011

Published: October 11, 2007 At Fordham University, an institution dedicated to advocating social justice throughout New York City and the world, it’s ironic to think that unethical labor practices...