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The Bookmobile provides free books in Fordham Plaza. (Courtesy of Facebook)

The House of Speakeasy’s Bookmobile Provides Free Books at Fordham Plaza

October 28, 2020

The Bookmobile from the House of Speakeasy offers an opportunity for all to step away from their computer screen by providing free books to passerby every Monday at Fordham Plaza, weather permitting.

Pictured: AP Stylebook. (Maggie Rothfus/The Fordham Ram)

How to Write a Stylebook in 2020

May 7, 2020

The way a society functions is part of what fuels a style editor’s choices, and the AP’s engagement with its community — Twitter and beyond — creates a sense of wonder for where language usage is headed.

“Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” is Fairly Ordinary

April 1, 2020

In making the novel a dark romantic comedy, Honeyman begins to lose some of the nuance of Eleanor’s voice.

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Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles Thrills

November 20, 2019

Growing up in suburban New Jersey amid toxic masculinity and avid white privilege, I found my escape from the unsavory opinions of my peers with my nose in any book I could get my hands on. My public libr...

Leslie Odom Jr.'s new book was published by Macmillan on Mar. 27 (Courtesy of Facebook)

Leslie Odom Jr. Talks New Memoir with The Fordham Ram

April 18, 2018

By Ryan Di Corpo Leslie Odom Jr. released his new book, “Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning,” on March 27. (Courtesy of Leslie Odom Jr.)   If it’s 1983, Li...

Student member of  Fordham's Society for Afro-American Advancement, Robert Bennett, responded to the assasination of Dr. King. (Courtesy of The Fordham Ram)

The Fordham Ram Looks Back at Dr. King’s Death

April 4, 2018

By Ryan Di Corpo Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. King’s violent death added a match to...

Capital Gaines proves that what does not kill you makes you stronger (Owen Corrigan/the Fordham Ram)

Capital Gaines Finds Meaning in Mistakes

October 23, 2017

By Andrea Garcia Famous comebacks are the ones whose narratives have withstood time as the greatest challenges to adversity, such as Walt Disney, Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jordan. Now enters Chip Gaines, HGTV star and New York Times ...

Nehisi Coates is among many artists using his voice for political activism.

Artistic Activism: Art in Politics

March 29, 2017

By Kwamesha Joseph At the 89th annual Oscar lunch, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences president said, “Art has no borders. Art has no language and doesn’t belong to a single faith. No,...

All On The Same Page

February 15, 2017

By Bailey Hosfelt In the wake of this election season, millions of Americans are turning to literature for a breath of fresh air amid tumultuous politics, putting their noses in a book as a temporary break from the news. New York Cit...

Stay out of the cold and cuddle up with some recommended classics to beat the winter blues.

Novel Ideas For Cold Weather Reading

January 25, 2017

By Jamie Hashem The New Year has arrived, along with plunging temperatures. While your favorite warm-weather fashion choices may no longer be practical and outdoor sports too frigid to bear thinking about, ...

Keenan hopes to get her YA fantasy story, “Catching Stars,”  published. (Courtesy of Cayla Keenan)

Junior Writes “Catching Stars,” Reaches for Sky

November 16, 2016

By Annemarie Marconi For most college juniors, finding the time between class, work and activities to crank out a 1,000 word essay is a challenge. But Cayla Keenan is not like most college juniors...

Dr. Naison encourages Fordham students to explore everything that the Bronx has to offer. (Caroline O'Kane for the Fordham Ram)

Back in the Bronx Series: The Stories Behind the Borough

September 22, 2016

By Bailey Hosfelt Dr. Mark Naison, a seasoned professor in the African American Studies, has been an integral part of Fordham University’s faculty since his start in 1970. Naison published multiple well-received books ranging from “White Boy: A Me...

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