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Observer Coverage at the Premiere of A Case of You at the Tribeca Film Festival

Observer Coverage at the Premiere of ‘A Case of You’ at the Tribeca Film Festival

April 22, 2013
The Observer headed down to this year's Tribeca Film Festival to get the scoop on the festival's premier romantic comedy [...]

Asian Cuisine in New York City

April 17, 2013

The Big Apple is nothing without Asian cuisine like Sushi, dim sum, pad thai, and Korean barbecue.  With hundreds of Asian restaurants in New York City, there are just too many good ones to explore....

A Celebration of Oceanic Roots: Keith Malloy and Company Bring Bodysurfing to Soho Patagonia Store

A Celebration of Oceanic Roots: Keith Malloy and Company Bring Bodysurfing to Soho Patagonia Store

April 5, 2013
For those of you who need to be reminded of what warm weather and sunshine feels like, a bit of salvation in the form of film and photography will be making its way to Soho on Saturday night.
Grouplove performs at Webster Hall on Jun. 12, 2012. (Ian McKenna/The Observer)

Grouplove, Andy Grammer Announced as Spring Weekend Headliners

April 3, 2013
Los Angeles-based band Grouplove and singer-songwriter Andy Grammer will be co-headlining Fordham's Spring Weekend this year on Saturday, Apr. 27, according to the Campus Activities Board (CAB).
CAMOUFLAGED: William Deighan, Part II

CAMOUFLAGED: William Deighan, Part II

February 25, 2013
In the final segment of the Observer’s miniseries, “Camouflaged,” we talk to William Deighan, Fordham College, Rose Hill (FCRH ’15), and former E-4 Senior Airman.
CAMOUFLAGED: William Deighan, 30

CAMOUFLAGED: William Deighan, 30

February 20, 2013
In the final segment of the Observer's miniseries, "Camouflaged," we talk to William Deighan, Fordham College, Rose Hill (FCRH '15)
Police cordoned off the block of 58th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue after a man was shot and killed at 2 p.m. Monday. (Mike Madden/The Observer)

UPDATE: Man Killed Near Columbus Circle

December 10, 2012
A 31-year-old man was shot in the head on 58th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue at 2 p.m. today.
Vadim Panasyuk, 28, majoring in clinical social work.

CAMOUFLAGED: Part II, Vadim Panasyuk

November 26, 2012
In Part II of The Observer's new mini-series, "Camouflaged," we meet Vadim Panasyuk, 28, a former E-5 Sergeant in the Army who served two tours of duty in Iraq from 2005 to 2008.
CAMOUFLAGED: Part I, Sean Cintron

CAMOUFLAGED: Part I, Sean Cintron

November 12, 2012
In the Observer's new mini-series, "Camouflaged," we interviewed three veterans who are currently enrolled in classes at both Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) and Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC). For Part I, we interviewed Sean Cintron, a freshman and former Army sergeant, E-5 who served in the infantry for six years in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Let There Be Light: The Observer Heads to Union Square Post-Hurricane Sandy

Let There Be Light: The Observer Heads to Union Square Post-Hurricane Sandy

November 3, 2012
Stuck right in the midst of a lights on/lights off limbo, the Observer treks downtown to Union Square to see how New Yorkers have been managing post-Hurricane Sandy.
A Playlist for New York

A Playlist for New York

November 2, 2012
A musical ode to a city who has seen the worst, but has come out as the best. (Photo courtesy of Weiyu Li)

PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Six Authors Who Were Also Artists

August 29, 2012
Who knew "Les Miserables" author Victor Hugo could paint?
Doug Zambon, FCLC ’11 (left with sunglasses), poses with his band, The Vansaders. Zambon plays guitar. (Courtesy of The Vansaders)

FCLC Alum Rocks Out with “Family Band” of Sorts

August 22, 2012
Even though no one is related, Doug Zambon, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’11, talks to The Observer about the family-like closeness of his band, The Vansaders, and his musical experiences at Fordham.
(Courtesy of the Brooklyn Brewery)

VIDEO: So a Journalist and a Brewer Walk Into a Bar…

August 22, 2012
For Steve Hindy, co-founder of the once home-brewed, now internationally renowned beer powerhouse, Brooklyn Brewery, it wasn’t always barley, hops and yeast.
(Courtesy of Tribeca FIlm Festival)

Like Father, Like Son

May 3, 2012
TV personality Sal Masekela explores the life of his father and South African jazz legend, Hugh Masekela in new documentary “Alekesam.”
Word of Mouth: Buffalo Cantina Hot Wings, Part II

Word of Mouth: Buffalo Cantina Hot Wings, Part II

May 3, 2012
Here is Part II of the Observer's trip to Buffalo Cantina in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
(Sofia Alvarez/ The Observer)

Tribeca Film Festival Showcases Cinematic Cream Of The Crop

May 2, 2012
The Observer got the chance to attend the Tribeca Film Festival to check out some of the industry’s most anticipated films arriving in the coming year.
Word of Mouth: Buffalo Cantina Part I

Word of Mouth: Buffalo Cantina Part I

April 26, 2012
In the first part of the next installment of Feature Co-Editor Darryl Yu's restaurant series, Word of Mouth, the Observer visits Buffalo Cantina of Williamsburg, Brooklyn to try the infamous Seppuku wings.
(Sara Azoulay/The Observer)

Office Hours…with Father Tueth S.J.

April 25, 2012
The Fordham Observer takes a look inside the office of Father Tueth, S.J. and asks him to discuss his favorite things hanging around his walls.
(Mike Madden/The Observer)

Red Carpet Premiere of Morgan Spurlock’s New Doc, ‘Mansome’

April 24, 2012
The Tribeca Film Festival played host to filmmaker Morgan Spurlock's new documentary, "Mansome."
Renowned Poets Start a New Chapter for Aspiring Writers

Renowned Poets Start a New Chapter for Aspiring Writers

April 12, 2012
Arts & Culture Co-Editor and Multimedia Manager Mike Madden attends the masters class series featuring poets Terrance Hayes and Patricia Smith.
Herman Cain Draws Large Audience for Solutions Revolution Talk at Fordham Law

Herman Cain Draws Large Audience for ‘Solutions Revolution’ Talk at Fordham Law

April 11, 2012
Former Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain spoke to more than a hundred Fordham Law students at McNally Amphitheater on Tuesday.
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain announced hell suspend his campaign for presidency in Atlanta, Georgia, Saturday, December 3, 2011. (Jason Getz/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/MCT)

Herman Cain to Speak at Fordham Law School

April 2, 2012
Former Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain will visit Fordham's Law School next week to speak about his "Solutions Revolution."

Why My Kids Will Listen to the Boss and Like It

March 28, 2012
Bruce Springsteen, for me, is my gringot: a storyteller that took the ugliest parts of New Jersey, and made them beautiful in song; a historian of sorts whose commentary is solely painted with romance and escape for kids of the ’70s and ’80s who are now parents themselves; a patron saint that seemed to watch over me wherever I went as I experienced shitty summer jobs, high school hierarchies and Jersey shore romances that constituted of catching footballs and Frisbees in front of girls on the beach.
Bristol-based band Turbowolf is one of the few bands who take the live performance and resurrect it for 2012. (Courtesy of Turbowolf)

The Devil Has Family in Bristol and They Go By the Name Turbowolf

February 22, 2012
Rock n’ Roll is dying. Rock music isn’t. It’s as simple as that. And people can’t comprehend that they are two separate entities. Rock n’ Roll brings the hell and spitfire that people run to the hills for and don’t look back. It’s a certain class of attitude only characterized by a rapid transformation when surrounded by sweat, hair, second-hand t-shirts and the like. “Rock” music falls to the feet of Rock n’ Roll and kisses a ring on every finger. Anyone can “rock,” but not everyone can rock and “roll” at the same time.
(Tennis/Fat Possum, John Talabot/Permanent Vacation, Heartless Bastards/Partisans)

February Album Release Grab Bag

February 15, 2012
In the summer of 2010, the Denver-based lo-fi husband and wife duo of singer Alaina Moore and guitarist Patrick Riley aka Tennis, allowed listeners to travel along with them as first mates via headphones, with the pair sailing up and down the Atlantic seaboard.
(Courtesy of Fordham Memes)

Editor’s Choice: Top 20 Fordham Memes

February 15, 2012
Recently two new Facebook pages took off called "Fordham Memes," and with both Rose Hill and Lincoln Center students "liking" the pages, they received hundreds of hits within just a few hours. Students wasted no time in creating their own memes.
(Mike Madden/The Observer)

Electric Relaxation: Hip Hop Therapy Comes to Fordham

February 5, 2012
On Feb. 4, Fordham opened its doors to welcome in 'One Mic, One Movement,' a conference dedicated to the psychological benefits found in hip-hop music and culture through performance, lyricism, music and spoken-word.
(First Aid Kit/Wichita, Howler/Rough Trade, Cloud Nothings/Carpark)

Monthly Music Review: January Album Release Grab Bag

February 2, 2012
The Swedes have a nice little musical enclave up there in the Great White European North.
With her unique look and soulful voice, Etta James is considered one of the most influential female singers of the 20th Century. (Los Angeles Times/MCT))

Etta James, 73, Loses Battle with Leukemia

January 21, 2012
After several long years battling with leukemia, R&B icon Etta James passed away on Friday at the age of 73 at a Riverside, CA, hospital according to her manager.
Middle Brother/Partisan

Monthly Music Review: Unheard, But Not Forgotten in 2011

December 7, 2011
Music group Middle Brother has taken on a special place in the music world recently, with the release of its debut self-titled album, “Middle Brother.” Made up of singer-songwriters John J. McCauley III
The Beach Boys/Capitol

Monthly Music Review: November Album Release Grab Bag

November 16, 2011
Bradford Cox, aka Atlas Sound ,has once again proved himself as one of our generation’s most consistent singer-songwriters with his new album “Parallax.” Taking cues from his recent mini-albums, the
(The Bees/Fictione)

Monthly Music Review: November Release Party

November 2, 2011
If you were in Quinn Library at 10:53 p.m. on Tuesday night, I apologize. My soft whimpers of unperceivable musical pain finally caught up with me and I’m sorry you had to hear a grown man cry. There is only so much musical abuse one music nerd can take and my abuse came in the form of Lou Reed and Metallica’s collaborative album, “Lulu.”
CMJ featured more than 1,300 bands at more than 80 venues throughout New York City this October. (Maddy Chambers/The Observer)

CMJ Clenches Its Indie Grip On the City for Four Nights of Music and Movies

November 2, 2011
It was only 4:30 p.m. at the Ace Hotel on West 29th Street in Midtown Manhattan, but Bradford Cox, also known as the sound textured acoustic chameleon Atlas Sound, looked like he just rolled out of having breakfast in bed: classic pinstripe, two-piece pajamas, uncombed bed head and eyes that looked as if he hadn’t quite rubbed the gunk from them yet.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center will feature a live performance of “Nevermore” with Jeffrey Combs as Edgar Allan Poe during their Scary Movies series (Courtesy of The Film Society of Lincoln Center).

Fill That Trick-or-Treat Bag with Popcorn and Goobers for FSLC’s Scary Movies Series

October 26, 2011
The Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) will be offering audiences fresh front row seats to their Scary Movies series , beginning Oct. 27 through Halloween.
Courtesy of Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

Monthly Music Review: October Album Release Grab Bag

October 19, 2011
French group M83’s Anthony Gonzalez soars through newly paved neon

Monthly Music Review: October Release Party

October 5, 2011
It’s been four years since her critically acclaimed album, “The Reminder,” dropped. Now the Canadian songstress Feist is back with her newest album, “Metals,” a batch of her traditional smoky,
 Anthony Polcino aka Soft Pipes creates hooky dream pop recorded right in the comfort of his LA apartment. His EP, “Stay Pretty,” will be released Sept. 27. (Courtesy of Big Picture Media)

Anthony Polcino Gets Heavenly with His New LA-Based Solo Project, Soft Pipes

September 21, 2011
Rolling Stone magazine once regarded Anthony Polcino’s ex-band, Low vs. Diamond, as one of six acts that were “redefining rock and pop in 2008.”
Monthly Music Review: September Release Party

Monthly Music Review: September Release Party

September 21, 2011
With the early release of the single, “Vomit,” there was no question that San Francisco group Girls’ second studio album, “Father, Son, Holy Ghost," ...
New York City prepares for Hurricane Irene. (Elizabeth Pantaleo/Abaca Press/MCT)

FCLC: “We Are Prepared.”

August 27, 2011
Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) is taking the necessary precautions to ensure students’ safety in anticipation for the arrival of Hurricane Irene, the worst storm to hit the metropolitan area since the Great New England Hurricane of 1938.
Hypetree is being called “the democratic music site,” allowing the user to discover new and upcoming artists. (Hypetree photo/courtesy of Alex Mitchell)

Lincoln Center Senior’s Music Site Starts to Spread Its Roots

August 25, 2011
Senior Alex Mitchell, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) '12, develops new music site, 'Hypetree'.

Monthly Music Review: End of Summer Release Party

August 25, 2011
Monthly Music Review ft. Beirut, Ganglians, Jay Z

Homeless and Humble: A Journey of Faith

July 31, 2011

It’s dinnertime at the Bowery Mission on the Lower East Side. As I sit and talk to 35-year-old David Gonzalez, a resident of the Bowery Mission who also works for the outreach program, I notice that...

Tribeca Film Festival Transcends Art of Indie Filmmaking Again

July 23, 2011

Published: May 5, 2011 “Lotus Eaters” Alexandra McGuinness’ first feature film “Lotus Eaters” is a poignant snapshot of decadence, deterioration and depravation that surrounds...

April Release Party

July 23, 2011

Published: April 20, 2011 Panda Bear “Tomboy” released April 12 Baltimore native Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear, is an artist well beyond his years. At only 32, Lennox has become a staple of our...

Long Live the Queen

July 23, 2011

Published: April 13, 2011 I hadn’t been in Sweetie’s closet of a dressing room for more than two minutes and she was already the drag queen aunt I’d never had. Sweetie just finished...

March Release Party

July 23, 2011

Published: March 30, 2011 Kurt Vile  "Smoke Ring For My Halo” released March 8 Philadelphia folk-rock veteran Kurt Vile is like the quiet kid in high school no one ever heard a word from, who...

No Gray Areas Here

July 23, 2011

Published: March 2, 2011 James Crump’s 2007 documentary, “Black, White, + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe,” achieves two things. First, it reveals how the lives of two...

February Release Party

July 23, 2011

Published: February 16, 2011 James Blake “James Blake” released Feb. 8 Blake, the 21-year-old London-based dubstep producer, may be young, but don’t let his age fool you. This classically...

And the Grammy Goes To…

July 23, 2011

Published: February 2, 2011 Record of the Year Who Should Win: Cee Lo Green—“Fuck You” Who Will Win: Couldn’t Care Less To say Cee Lo Green has written some of the catchiest songs of our...

The Mysterious Life of Houdini: A Magician’s Secrets Revealed

July 23, 2011

Published: November 18, 2010 Have you ever tried to get out of a straitjacket? It’s frustratingly hard. In fact, the idea is daunting to most before even giving it a try. But archival footage of magician...

Little Known Opus: Two Central Park Musicians Live to Play

July 23, 2011

Published: November 3, 2010 Yuriy is pissed and for good reason—time is money, and valuable time is being wasted. In the midst of playing his accordion while seated on a bench in the Mall...

White Light Festival at Lincoln Center: A Beacon for Music and Art Lovers

July 23, 2011

Published: October 7, 2010 Estonian classical composer Arvo Part once compared his music to “white light which contains all colors.” He explained, “Only a prism can divide the colors and make...

A Splotch, a Dot and a Stroke of Genius

July 23, 2011

Published: October 7, 2010 Fun. It’s a word you solemnly hear when walking through an art exhibition. Hell, it’s a word you never hear when walking through an art exhibition. Roy Lichtenstein...

Asssscat 3000 Ends the Week with Laughter

July 23, 2011

Published: September 22, 2010 It’s a familiar place; the dark, damp space with its multi-stained brown chairs and exposed, overhead piping reminds me of a suburban basement. Wood paneling, like...

MGMT Gives a Final “Congratulations” to the Class of 2010

July 20, 2011

Published: May 5, 2010 “This one’s more of a weed smoking one,” said MGMT frontman Andrew VanWyngarden, after slowly strumming the opening chords of “Congratulations,” the last track off...

Matt McCarthy: Big Man, Bushy Hair, Huge Heart

July 9, 2011

Published: April 15, 2010 Comedian Matt McCarthy, FCRH '01 and a veteran Ram mascot, is one of the most underrated comics in the industry. His lovable demeanor and frustrating concerns have...

Five Summer Songs That Must End Before They End You

Five Summer Songs That Must End Before They End You

July 3, 2011
Since the existence of the first electric guitar, the pop song has reigned supreme, having a major part in the lives of youth everywhere. However, there is one type of pop song that is revered ...

“Sarita” Stars Shed Some Light on Seductive Stage Roles

June 28, 2011

Published February 18, 2010 rench author Francois Rabelais once said that “we long for the forbidden things, and desire what is denied us.” That’s certainly evident in Fordham’s mainstage production...

This Ain’t Your Mummy’s Mix Tape

June 27, 2011

Published: October 22, 2009 Movies “The Witches”: From children’s book to the silver screen, Roald Dahl’s “The Witches” is kiddie-horror at its finest. “The Witches” tells the...

For The Child In All Of Us: A Look At Children’s Books On the Silver Screen

June 27, 2011

Published: November 5, 2009 Walking into my elementary school library is like traveling back in time to a “Schoolhouse Rock!” video. The rugs are throwback 1974, the “paintings”—if you can...

Dance Students Let Their Feet Do The Talking at Ailey Citi Group Theater

June 27, 2011

Published: October 8, 2009 Fordham’s community has its share of upstanding students, ranging from various intellectuals, eccentric artists and budding musicians. But one aspect of this special...

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