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The Seersucker: Navigating the World of Skinny Ties

February 20, 2013


Filed under Culture, Style

By KEVIN ZEBROSKI The tie is a marvelous bit of tailored fabric that serves absolutely no purpose. So why are designers so thoroughly obsessed with mitigating its visual presence into that of a thin sliver? The skinny tie exists because thin lapelled suits exist. The lapel is that bit of fabric on...

Editor’s Pick: Drood

Editor’s Pick: Drood

February 20, 2013


Filed under Culture, Editor's Pick, Review

By NIKOS BUSE BUSINESS DIRECTOR In the deep and cold days of winter, when daylight is fleeting and the night seems to stretch on endlessly, the books to which I turn are always those of horror and mystery.  From Edgar Allen Poe's short stories like "The Cask of Amontillado" to H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness, I am inexorably drawn to st...

NBC’s ‘Community’ in Review

NBC’s ‘Community’ in Review

February 20, 2013


Filed under Culture, Review, Television

By ALEXANDER COUMBIS BUSINESS DIRECTOR So it actually happened, Community returned for a fourth season. As any die-hard Community fan already knows, Dan Harmon, the creator of the show, was fired. Fans were left in a lurch as to whether or not the show would go on. Since the show did return this month, people have been debating: Does Community maintain the same self-aware ...

‘Life of Pi’ in Review

‘Life of Pi’ in Review

February 20, 2013


Filed under Culture, Film and Television, Review

By KIERSTEN SCHMIDHEISER CONTRIBUTING WRITER After its release at the end of last year, Life of Pi made a splash worldwide.  Originally, director Ang Lee did not even feel confident in his ability to transform the novel into a believable film due to its unique setting and philosophical themes.  However, despite all odds, the movie succeeded with a variety of au...

‘Beautiful Creatures’ in Review

‘Beautiful Creatures’ in Review

February 20, 2013


Filed under Film and Television, Review

By JAKE KRING-SCHREIFLS STAFF WRITER There are parts of the latest young adult southern gothic novel adapted for the screen, Beautiful Creatures, which tend to break the mold of its predecessors of the same genre. There is an emphasis on classic literature, from Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer to Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five and subsequent identification with its marginalized cha...

‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ in Review

‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ in Review

February 20, 2013


Filed under Review, Theatre

By VANESSA AGOVIDA CONTRIBUTING WRITER Whenever a Hollywood celebrity ventures onto Broadway, the same question arises. Can an actor who stands out on screen translate his or her talent to the stage? The answer: Not necessarily. Yet Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation), whose visage features...

The Ramantic: Kissing

February 20, 2013


Filed under Culture, Style

By KAREN HILL Even with more than 100 times more nerve endings in our lips than our finger tips, kissing, compared to other expressions of attraction, becomes a mundane activity for many couples. What I have for you all are not your typical “rotate your tongue in a technical washing machine motion...

Dining Out: Northern Spy Food Co.

Dining Out: Northern Spy Food Co.

February 20, 2013


Filed under Culture, Food, Review

By COURTNEY HO   511 E 12th st. (btwn Ave A & B) Overall: 3.5 stars Location: 3 stars Food Quality: 4 stars Atmosphere: 3.5 stars Hospitality: 3 stars Price: $$$ (Out of 4 stars) Ever since I was forced to watch the documentary Super Size Me in middle school, I often wondered where my food originated from. As New Yorkers, we all know that there are countl...

Tina Fey, Paul Rudd Discuss “Admission” Process

Tina Fey,  Paul Rudd Discuss “Admission” Process

February 20, 2013


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

By DANIELLE GARRAND ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR In the upcoming film Admission, Tina Fey (“30 Rock”) plays Princeton admissions officer Portia Nathan, who searches for the best and brightest students, but ends up finding romance with John Pressman, played by Paul Rudd (Our Idiot Brother) along the way. Directed by Paul Weitz, this film features the worries of being accepted ...

La La Lush Performs at Webster Hall

La La Lush Performs at Webster Hall

February 20, 2013


Filed under Culture, Music

By DEVON SHERIDAN CULTURE EDITOR The timeline of the history of La La Lush reads like a “How-To” recipe for college bands in search of both on and off-campus popularity. Having played together for a short period of time in more casual settings, the quartet found early promise in their unique electro-rock sound and have played under their current name for “about a ye...

Gangnam Style, Move Over for Harlem Shake

Gangnam Style, Move Over for Harlem Shake

February 20, 2013


Filed under Culture, Music

By ANNE COUTURE WEB EDITOR Before January 30, 2013, no one had ever heard of Baauer’s, “Harlem Shake.” Now, it is the number one iTunes song in Australia, only ousted from the number one position in the United States and the United Kingdom by a new One Direction song. A 30-second snippet from “...

FET’s ‘Take Your Base’ in Review

FET’s ‘Take Your Base’ in Review

February 20, 2013


Filed under Culture, Theatre

By JAKE KRING-SCHREIFELS Little League baseball has always been a great subject for the medium of film, but it turns out its comedic appeal can be just as enticing on the stage. “Take Your Base,” the latest Black Box musical from first time writers Jeff Sharkey and James Murtaugh, continues an excellent string of productions in the cramped theate...

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