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How to Dominate NYC Comic Con

How to Dominate NYC Comic Con

October 29, 2014

By Marlessa Stivala From a seemingly never-ending list of upcoming superhero films hitting theaters, to the popularity of such television shows as “The Big Bang Theory” and “Arrow,” the dominant...

How to Dominate NYC Comic Con

How to Dominate NYC Comic Con

October 22, 2014

By Marlessa Stivala From a seemingly never-ending list of upcoming superhero films hitting theaters, to the popularity of such television shows as “The Big Bang Theory” and “Arrow,” the domin...

Banned Books Censor Real Learning

Banned Books Censor Real Learning

October 1, 2014

By Jane Skapek Two weeks ago, I attended the Brooklyn Book-fest, an annual event that celebrates all forms of writing, including novels, comics, journalism and short stories. There, I had the unique oppo...

Comic Celebrates Acclaimed Performer

Comic Celebrates Acclaimed Performer

October 1, 2014

By Jordan Simon Part of what makes both a comic book and an autobiography so compelling is conflict. As readers, we want to see our hero, or heroine in this case, go through some sort of obstacle, ...

Editor’s Pick: The Kite Runner

Editor’s Pick: The Kite Runner

April 9, 2014

By Richard Bordelon “For you, a thousand times over.” I still remember this line that Hassan says to Amir in The Kite Runner as he goes off to “run” the final kite that Amir defeats in a co...

‘The Testing’ in Review

‘The Testing’ in Review

April 9, 2014

By RACHEL MORRISSEY CONTRIBUTING WRITER Do you know that feeling when you finish an amazing book series and suddenly you have no idea what to do with your free time anymore? Well, that’s how I felt ...

‘Zombie’ by Chuck Palahniuk

‘Zombie’ by Chuck Palahniuk

November 20, 2013

By DEVON SHERIDAN ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR At first glance, one could easily mistake Chuck Palahniuk’s new short story, “Zombie,” for being the inventive author’s own take on the renascent zombie/un-dead genre. Boy, that would be fun, but that assumption would also be i...

Alumna’s Book Captures Fordham’s History

Alumna’s Book Captures Fordham’s History

October 24, 2013

By GIRISH SWAMINATH Fordham University & the United States: A History, by Debra Caruso Marrone, FCRH ’81, was published on Sept. 12. The book intricately traces the history and development o...

Can Digital Libraries Lead the Way into the Literary Future?

September 25, 2013

Filed under Books, Op-Ed, Opinion

By ANDREW SANTIS STAFF WRITER Do you remember when you got your first library card and took out your first book? Can you recall borrowing childhood classics written by authors like Marc Brown, Beverly Cleary, Roald Dahl and E.B. White? Can you recall reading their books from cover to cover? Can you remember folding the top corner of a page to indicate where you would resume when you opened the book again? This is how we...

Arts and Entertainment Looks Forward to 2013

February 6, 2013

Filed under Art, Books, Culture, Music, Television

By PATRICK DOHERTY STAFF WRITER Films: Hollywood and the independent market are looking forward to a promising year, with many well-regarded directors returning with bright expectation of future prospects After trying their hands at creating a Western, the Coen brothers now turn their eyes to Greenwich Village with Inside Llewyn Davis. Loosely based on the memoir of musician Dave Van Rock, the movie follows Oscar Isaac,...

Editor’s Pick: Chuck Klosterman

October 24, 2012

Filed under Books, Culture, Editor's Pick

By MATT ROSENFELD Assistant Sports Editor Everyone has a favorite writer. Mine is Bill Simmons. I am admittedly a sports geek, so the “Sports Guy,” as Bill Simmons is called, is right up my alley. But there is another writer high on my list for a completely different reason: because he makes me think in ways I have never thought before. Chuck Klosterman is that writer. Oddly enough, I came across Klosterman ...

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