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folklore album cover; taylor swift standing in the woods in black and white

Ram Jams: ‘folklore’

July 30, 2020

Less than a year after the release of “Lover,” Taylor Swift is back and her newest album has old and new fans reeling.

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.

Taylor Swift's 6th studio album is her first with Republic Records.

Ram Jams: Love, Hate or Indifference Toward ‘Lover?’

September 5, 2019

Brielle Cayer (Swiftie) and Paolo Estrella (non-Swiftie) find a number of masterful gems among more forgettable tunes as they discuss their mixed reviews of the album.

I knew Swift was trouble when she presented an opposing view from mine. Now we've got bad blood.

Celebrities Should Not Have Opinions

November 7, 2018

I’m sorry — the old, apolitical Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, because she’s a Democrat.

Fighting Off the Freshman 15 With Kickboxing

January 28, 2015

By ADRIANA GALLINANews EditorPublished: December 28, 2015 I swore to myself I would not be the typi...

Some of the faces of 2014 feminism, from left to right: Beyoncé Knowles, Lena Dunham, Amy Poehler, Ellen Page, Taylor Swift and Emma Watson. (Lionel Hahn / Abaca Press/TNS; Apega/Abaca Press/TNS; Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times/ TNS)

Feminism in 2014: An Abridged History

December 22, 2014

By ALANNA KILKEARYStaff WriterPublished: December 10, 2014 About 10 minutes into Beyoncé’s 2014 VMA Performance, an audio recording from “We Should All...

Taylor Swift and America: Never Ever Getting Back Together?

March 22, 2013

By ANDREW MILNE Asst. Arts & Culture C0-Editor Published: March 21, 2013 Taylor Swift’s cornflower-blue, anime-sized eyes and Goldilocks-esque hair have been gracing dozens of magazines, awards shows and even internet memes with especial ferocity in the past few weeks. Unlike the typical tone of most of Swift’s publicity, however, recent stories seem almost exclusively negative. With all of...

'Les Miserables' Movie Adaptation Maintains Theater Credibility, Despite A-List Cast

‘Les Miserables’ Movie Adaptation Maintains Theater Credibility, Despite A-List Cast

February 6, 2012

By MALCOLM MORANO Contributing Writer Published: February 5, 2012 A wise man once said that there...