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TIM JALBERT, Arts & Culture Editor Emeritus

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Student Affairs Not Permitted To Attend “Vagina Monologues”

July 10, 2011

Published: May 5, 2010 On April 23, a group of female Fordham students presented the first of three performances of “The Vagina Monologues,” a play by Eve Ensler, to an audience in the South Lounge...

Senior Visual Arts Thesis Exhibition Spotlight: Theo Legro and Alex Palomino

July 10, 2011

Published: April 22, 2010 Theo Legro: How the rib began April 26-May 8 Center Gallery "My exhibition, How the rib began, is comprised of photographs I made of the house I grew up in. My family’s...

Push Pin Exhibition Explores “Form and Space”

July 10, 2011

Published: April 22, 2010 Walking down the long corridor from the Lowenstein Building to McMahon Hall, it is often easy to pass the visual arts wing without turning your head to acknowledge what...

Senior Visual Arts Thesis Exhibition Spotlight: Fiona Ng, Bina Vivien Santos and Casey McGarry

July 9, 2011

Casey McGarry: Me and Paul   Screening on April 20 SL24L McGarry's documentary examines the relationship between his father, Paul, and Paul's best friend Danny; the documentary mixes...

Social Networking and Social Consequences: How Facebook Affects Interpersonal Relationships

July 5, 2011

Published: March 4, 2010 On Feb. 15, the New York Times published an article about a teenager from Florida who requested that her high school remove a disciplinary suspension from her student record:...

Editor’s Picks: The 2010 Oscars Promise Surprises and Upsets

July 5, 2011

Published: March 4, 2010 Best Picture  Who Should Win: "The Hurt Locker" Who Will Win: "Avatar" Who’s Missing Out: "Inglourious Basterds" "The Hurt Locker" and "Inglorious Basterds" were two...

Fashionably Late: Some Sinfully Campy “Madness”

June 28, 2011

Published February 18, 2010 In the early 1930s, a public service announcement was released with the intention of informing naïve parents of the consequences of the use of “the devil’s weed.”...

A Walk On The “Wild” Side With Matthew Maguire

June 28, 2011

Published February 4, 2010 Since 1992, Matthew Maguire, director of the theatre program at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), has established a respectable and charismatic presence among the...

One Sad Sagittarius: The Woes of a December Birthday

June 28, 2011

Published: December 10, 2009 It’s the holiday season, complete with the Christmastime vernacular of spreading yuletide cheer and wishing everyone merry Christmases as they carol the seasonal playlist...

Dhani Harrison: Not “Another John Doe”

June 27, 2011

  Published: October 22, 2009 Despite his lineage, the “Do-It-Yourself” approach to succeeding in the music industry has been the conscious choice of Dhani Harrison, vocalist and...

Roman Polanski: Ruthless Criminal or Forgivable Genius?

June 27, 2011

Published: October 22, 2009 Roman Polanski is a creepy guy; I will not argue against that. I mean, he made movies like “Repulsion” and “Rosemary’s Baby,” considered to be two of the most...

Fairey Not Treated Fairly Over Use of Obama Photo

June 27, 2011

Published: November 5, 2009 About a year ago, President Barack Obama was well into the heat of the 2008 presidential electoral race. At this same time, Shepard Fairey, who was among the majority of...

Shortened Library Hours Point to Deeper Problems

June 27, 2011

Published: October 8, 2009 I sat alone and uncomfortable in the back of the library, finishing all the reading I had due the following day. As my ass grew number and number and my attention span...

Bringing Method to Madness: Mainstage Season Begins With Play by Fordham Alum Don DeLillo

June 25, 2011

Published: September 24, 2009 “Though this be madness—yet there is method in’t.” Polonius’s aside and reference to Hamlet’s insane disquisition in act two of William Shakespeare’s...

Editors’ Picks: Summer Finds Still Worth Checking Out

June 22, 2011

Published: August 27, 2009 RACHEL WEINICK, Arts & Culture Co-Editor Rachel’s Picks: Yim Yames: “Tribute To” In the days that followed George Harrison’s death in 2001, My Morning...

Back To School Inspiration: A Chelsea Gallery Walk Tour Guide

June 22, 2011

Published: August 27, 2009 The Chelsea neighborhood has always been an artistic getaway, offering enthusiasts an array of unique galleries that supplement the larger NYC museum settings. From...

From Sequential Art to Film Storyboard: Watching “Watchmen”

June 22, 2011

Published: April 9, 2009 The girl sitting next to me frantically squirmed in her seat, compulsively looked at her watch and wondered what the hell she was getting into. “Who is that? What’s going...

Rock Opera Resonates Through Generations

June 12, 2011

Published: February 26, 2009 As The Who rocked toward the climax of their Woodstock set in 1969, Roger Daltrey, vocalist for The Who, cried out the opening lines to “See Me, Feel Me,” which would...

Retrospective ’69

June 9, 2011

Published: February 12, 2009 As you may or may not know by now, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) is planning an expansion of its campus that is proposed to be finished in 30 years; however,...

Editors Picks: The Grammys

June 6, 2011

Published: January 29, 2009 TIM JALBERT, Asst. Arts and Culture Editor WORTHY NOMINEES Robert Plant and Allison Krauss: With the help of Allison Krauss, Robert Plant has given new life...

David Storey Explores a Universe of Color

June 5, 2011

Published: November 20, 2008 Walking through the Upper East Side, it may be very difficult to find the Lesley Heller Gallery, with its steps that drop below the sidewalk surface, its brownstone...

Keep It in Your F****** Pants!

June 5, 2011

Published: November 13, 2008 Recently the film “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” has caused a stir within the cinema industry. While Kevin Smith, the director, has fought with the Motion Picture...

Frightful Flicks: 6 Movies to Scare You This All Hallow’s Eve

June 5, 2011

Published: October 30, 2008 Whether your plans for Oct. 31 include hosting a costume party, prepping for your departure to the Village parade or just lounging in your dorm room, you may find yourself...

Q&A: Independent Filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman

June 3, 2011

Published: May 1, 2008 You might not know his name, but you should. Lloyd Kaufman has been responsible for bringing well over 200 films to movie screens all over the world. His most popular work, the...

Will Smith in “I Am Legend,” just one of many apacalyptic visions offered by recent films. (Warner Bros. Pictures/MCT)

The End Is Near…And Coming To A Theater Near You

June 2, 2011

Published: April 3, 2008 The end is near! It won’t be long until everyone on earth is infected with a virus, the earth is flooded, a seven-headed beast numbered 666 destroys midtown...

Oscar Picks 2008: Observer Edition

June 1, 2011

Published: Febrary 14, 2008 By TIM JALBERT, Staff Writer Overall, my favorite film of all the nominated films would be “No Country for Old Men,” so it would be appropriate that I would also think...

Next WGA Strike Victim: Awards Season

June 1, 2011

Published: January 31, 2008 What most people know is that the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike has already taken a heavy toll, forcing the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards to scale back their ceremony...

Tongue Tied: ‘The Life Before Her Eyes’

May 31, 2011

Published: April 17, 2008 It may often seem difficult to watch a movie with no preconception of what to expect. You often ask who’s in it, what it’s about and maybe who directed it. These simple...

The Darker Side of Christmas

May 30, 2011

Published: December 13, 2007 As fall comes to a close and the holiday season approaches, moviegoers put away the films that gave them frights on Halloween and search for Christmas cheer in some...

Portrait of an Artist: Christina Joy Antonakos-Wallace

May 29, 2011

Published: November 8, 2007 To wrap up the Q & A session on the documentary film, “with WINGS and ROOTS”, director Christina Joy Antonakos-Wallace asked if I had a question about her film. Being...

Fashionably Late: Exercises in Critical Time Travel

May 29, 2011

Published: October 25, 2007 It is very rare that a spoof, such as Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein”, ever has the same prestige as its original source material. Filmed in the same castle as...

Ang Lee Stuns Again

May 27, 2011

Published: October 11, 2007 I suggest that you arrive early to see this movie, or you may find yourself turned away from a theater that filled up 45 minutes prior to show time. Luckily, I knew some...

Fashionably Late: Toxic Avenger

May 27, 2011

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...