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“Chick-Flicks:” An Underrated But Important Genre

“Chick-Flicks:” An Underrated But Important Genre

February 8, 2017

By Elizabeth Smislova My favorite books and movies feature the likes of drug cartels, prostitution, mad women locked away in attics, devastating heartbreak, violent war scenes, horrible mass deaths, extreme poverty and intense sword fights. Des...

Noname Makes a Name for Herself as a Rapper

Noname Makes a Name for Herself as a Rapper

February 1, 2017

By Jack McLoone As The Fordham Ram’s resident white boy who listens to a ton of rap music, I spent 2016 trying to keep up to date on as many new releases as possible. While 2016 may have been derided for being one of the...

“A Series of Unfortunate Events”

“A Series of Unfortunate Events”

January 25, 2017

By Briana Scalia There is only one word that perfectly encapsulates the plot of the new Netflix original series, “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events,” and it is “unfortunate.” However, no viewer can s...

Lord of War Features Nicolas Cage at His Best

Lord of War Features Nicolas Cage at His Best

December 7, 2016

By Tyler Dikun  Back before his meteoric plummet to Hollywood punch-line, Nicolas Cage actually had a string of good performances. In Leaving Las Vegas, Cage poured trauma and heartbreak into the role of Be...

Not Traditionally Feminine But the Belle of the Ball

Not Traditionally Feminine But the Belle of the Ball

November 16, 2016

By Theresa Schliep When my little sister was five, she started losing her hair. We first we noticed it in the bathtub. She and I were inseparable, and our parents often had us take baths together....

DUMBO Offers Peaceful Beauty in the Busy City

DUMBO Offers Peaceful Beauty in the Busy City

November 9, 2016

By Andrea Garcia  There are millions of places to see in New York City, but this little Brooklyn neighborhood always leaves me dumbfounded. Even though I make the effort to visit monthly, I still remember the first time I ended up here...

Lake Street Dive’s Eclectic Sound Can Appeal to All

Lake Street Dive’s Eclectic Sound Can Appeal to All

November 2, 2016

By Ellie Bruckner  Earlier this month, Lake Street Dive performed in front of their largest audience to date at Radio City Music Hall. The packed hall of over 6,000 people was filled with nothing but excitement and pur...

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” Tackles Tropes, Intertwines Comedy

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” Tackles Tropes, Intertwines Comedy

October 26, 2016

By Anna Carey  This past Friday, one of last year’s best new shows, The CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” returned for its second season. The musical comedy revolves around former New York City lawyer Rebecca Bunc...

Legend and Lyricist Bob Dylan

Legend and Lyricist Bob Dylan

October 18, 2016

By Elizabeth Smislova  A high-pitched and eerily beautiful harmonica sound flooded my ears as I got the New York Times app alert saying Bob Dylan received the Nobel Prize in Literature. It was one of...

A Look at Audrey Hepburn’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s Legacy

A Look at Audrey Hepburn’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s Legacy

October 5, 2016

By Meghan Campbell  Wednesday Oct. 25 marks the 55th anniversary of the release of the Hollywood classic, and one of my all-time favorite films, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Based on Truman Capote’s novella under the sa...

The Taste for Fall

The Taste for Fall

September 28, 2016

By  Zack Miklos As the sweltering summer temperatures finally dwindle to tolerable levels, many steamy new beverage return to coffee shops. Whether you prefer the classic pumpkin-spiced latte, like mixi...

Manchester Orchestra’s Softer Side Strikes a Chord

Manchester Orchestra’s Softer Side Strikes a Chord

September 21, 2016

By Jack McLoone First things first: Manchester Orchestra is not an orchestra, and is not from Manchester, England. They are best described as an indie rock band from Atlanta, Georgia that is actually devoid ...

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