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Patton Oswalt’s ‘To Be Loved and Understood’ in Review

Patton Oswalt’s ‘To Be Loved and Understood’ in Review

March 20, 2013


Filed under Culture, Film and Television, Review

By JAKE KRING-SCHREIFELS Do you have 10 minutes? That is the amount of time filmmaker Julien Nitzberg shares with us in his latest mini-documentary, “To Be Loved and Understood,” about comedian Patton Oswalt, as part of a web series called “Rituals” hosted by the YouTube channel Thrash Lab. It is a short, provocative look at Oswalt’s life on the road as a standup come...

Summer Music Festivals: Know What to Expect

Summer Music Festivals: Know What to Expect

March 20, 2013


Filed under Culture, Music

By DANIEL FINNEGAN STAFF WRITER SXSW, famous for being the largest music festival of its kind, with over 2,200 official performers, provides its audiences with a wide variety of musicians, from Justin Timberlake to John Fogerty, playing in venues all across Austin. These venues range from your typical outdoor venues to close-...

‘A Doll’s House’ Gets Full Respect From TOP

March 6, 2013


Filed under Culture, Theatre

By JOHN BONAZZO THEATER CRITIC A Doll’s House is one of the most tense plays ever written, and surely one of the most liberation-oriented. Fordham's Theatrical Outreach Program (TOP) is putting on a restrained yet effective production of this classic work through tomorrow at the Blackbox Theater in Col...

‘No’ in Review

‘No’ in Review

March 6, 2013


Filed under Culture, Film and Television, Review

By PJ BROGAN COPY EDITOR Amour got all the buzz—and the Academy Award for Foreign Language Film but there were in fact other foreign movies released in 2012. One such picture was the simultaneously happy and bleak Chilean film No, a movie which was also nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Osca...

‘Don’t Stop Believin’ in Review

‘Don’t Stop Believin’ in Review

March 6, 2013


Filed under Film and Television, Review

By JAKE KRING-SCHREIFELS STAFF WRITER It is almost impossible to believe that a short, impoverished Filipino man could ever become the lead singer of a massive American rock band like Journey…until you hear his voice. Arnel Pineda, now the band’s lead vocalist since his start in 2008, is the c...

A Good Day to Die Hard

March 6, 2013


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

By PJ BROGAN STAFF WRITER John McClane is an American legend. Over four movies and 25 years, he has defended Los Angeles, New York, and Washington D.C. from money-grubbing German terrorists (Die Hard), disgraced American generals out for revenge (Die Hard 2: Die Harder), money-grubbing German terrorists out for revenge (Die Hard with a Vengeance) and ...

Dining Out: Bareburger

Dining  Out: Bareburger

March 6, 2013


Filed under Culture, Food

By LAUREN HATHAWAY CONTRIBUTING WRITER When I made the Lenten promise this year to eat only humanely raised meat, I was not anticipating a major burger craving the first weekend into the season. Enter Bareburger, a New York City micro-chain featuring a menu of exotic meat burgers made with organic, locally sourced ingredients. ...

The Seersucker: What We Mean By ‘Streetwear’

March 6, 2013


Filed under Culture, Style

By KEVIN ZEBROSKI The compound word/fashion idiom “streetwear” gets thrown around a lot in digital style circles like blogs and forums, but it is not self-explanatory. “Streetwear” is the shorthand that has come to differentiate between office proper and the casual oriented. Streetwear compr...

The Ramantic: Our Pasts

March 6, 2013


Filed under Culture, Style

By KAREN HILL The cemetery of skeletons in our closets all too often become the walking dead. Our harrowing mistakes and memories--our exes and one night stands-- lurch through the halls, our classes, the caf, the bars, forever haunting us. Our natural tendency is to run from them. If you haven’t...

Editor’s Pick: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Editor’s Pick: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

March 6, 2013


Filed under Culture, Editor's Pick

By COURTNEY HO ASSISTANT WEB EDITOR There is a 200 pound man on top of me and I can hardly breathe, but I tell myself to stay calm and think. Hundreds of possible scenarios flash through my mind, and I gradually eliminate each one based on his reactions. I find an opening. He submits.Get your mind out of the gutter people – I’m talking about Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. To elaborat...

The Death of the CD

The Death of the CD

March 6, 2013


Filed under Culture, Music

By JULIE BOCHET CONTRIBUTING WRITER Rock, Goth, Blues, Punk, Rap and Hip-Hop. All these different musical genres have one thing in common: they are part of the changing landscape in the music industry and the apparent “death” of physical music. Spotify and Pandora Radio have become the new leading ways of listening to music. For those who do not know, Spotify is a mu...

Wonder Women in the Media and Beyond: The Athena Film Festival

Wonder Women in the Media and Beyond: The Athena Film Festival

March 6, 2013


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

By MARLESSA STIVALA CONTRIBUTING WRITER I am never one to say no to attending the latest cultural event, whether it be a new museum exhibit or an innovative play. After all, this is New York City, and living here definitely has its advantages, one of my favorites being how often such events are going on each and every day. Thus, when my friends...

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