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“Baskets” Weaves Comedy With Tragedy

“Baskets” Weaves Comedy With Tragedy

May 4, 2016

By Mike Byrne  The sad clown is an archetype long used in art to express the melancholy underneath a comedian’s surface. FX’s new show, “Baskets,” takes the idea to the extreme by embodying the who...

Denim on Denim, The Ultimate Jean Pool

Denim on Denim, The Ultimate Jean Pool

April 27, 2016

By Amanda Giglio Jeans, especially blue jeans, have been popular in the fashion world for decades. Since the teenage greaser culture of the 1950s, the ’60s hippies are into the ’70s and ’80s yo...

Finding Humor in an Unconventional Comedic Character

Finding Humor in an Unconventional Comedic Character

April 20, 2016

By Laura Sanicola There are three things I need more of in my life right now: time, sleep and animated horses. I’m talking (of course) about the return of what may be my all-time favorite TV show: ...

Streaming Services Give Indie Movies a Second Life and Why That’s A Good Thing

Streaming Services Give Indie Movies a Second Life and Why That’s A Good Thing

April 6, 2016

By Kristen Santer The early months of the year are an important time for independent films. Some of the biggest film festivals occur from January to May, including the Sundance Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival and the C...

Tribute to Harper Lee: The Benefit of Rereading a Classic

Tribute to Harper Lee: The Benefit of Rereading a Classic

February 24, 2016

By Pat Costello “You never really understand a person until you consider something from his point of view.” That line comes from the 1960 classic book To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee. The n...

Ho Hey, There’s Finally a New Album!

Ho Hey, There’s Finally a New Album!

February 10, 2016

By Jack Brennan After nearly four years of radio silence, The Lumineers are finally back with their new single “Ophelia.” “Ophelia” is a small taste of what is to come from their new album Cleopatra which is set to be re...

Chicago Makes it to the Screen

Chicago Makes it to the Screen

January 27, 2016

By Drew Casey When great television dramas come to mind, the setting tends to be one of two major coastal cities: New York or Los Angeles. Smaller cities or towns are sometimes portrayed, but it seems that shows ...

The Hills Are Alive in Salzburg

The Hills Are Alive in Salzburg

December 2, 2015

By Robert Frerich Salzburg, Austria — A town made famous for being the backdrop for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music — has much more to offer than one would think. This often-underra...

Italy’s Hub of Culture and Design

Italy’s Hub of Culture and Design

November 11, 2015

By Caroline LeBranti When attempting to visualize the diverse country of Italy, it is easy to gather only images of ancient ruins where gladiators once shed blood, extravagant galleries abounding wit...

Pink and Peace on the Rose Hill Campus

Pink and Peace on the Rose Hill Campus

November 4, 2015

By Zack Miklos As the leaves change colors, sprinkling Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus with bright reds, oranges and yellows, I cannot help but admire the beauty that autumn brings to the university. My walk to class is typically halted by a diligent pack of maintenance workers tr...

Reminiscing on Feel-Good Scares

Reminiscing on Feel-Good Scares

October 27, 2015

By Ellie Bruckner While the Halloween season has been upon us since the first few minutes of October, this week we will reach the peak and end of the season as we enter “Halloweek.” Although Halloween cele...

Finding Beauty in the Desert

Finding Beauty in the Desert

October 21, 2015

By Erin Shanahan Growing up in my small town just outside of New York City, located on the Appalachian Trail, fostered a love for the outdoors within me. As a result, for a long time I felt that nothi...

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