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New Bronx Brew on Arthur Avenue

February 14, 2013


Filed under Food, Fordham in the Bronx, News

By JEFFREY COLTIN According to the 2010 Census, the Bronx is the most diverse area in the country.  It is believed that there is an 89.7 percent chance that any two residents, chosen at random, would be of different race or ethnicity. That statistic obviously comes to life any afternoon spent walking down the melt...

The Seersucker: Finding the Perfect Pair of Pants

February 14, 2013


Filed under Culture, Style

By KEVIN ZEBROSKI Modern pants are very weird. Historically, pants have always rose to meet the waist, or more precisely the navel. This made sense as the widening parts of the torso, the hips and lower chest, were separated geometrically by a horizontal waistband. The recent trend toward low-risin...

‘Identity Thief’ in Review

February 14, 2013


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

By JOHN BONNAZO COPY EDITOR Though it is not up to par with some of the best comedies of recent years, Identity Thief  still makes for a hilarious night at the movies. It also proves that Melissa McCarthy is one of the best comedic actresses working today. The story centers on Sandy Patterson (Jaso...

‘Pretty Little Liars’ in Review

February 14, 2013


Filed under Culture, Review, Television

By BRYN PRIETO STAFF WRITER Tonight, ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars reached a new level of impossible. Although it was an improvement on last week’s episode, the writers failed to answer questions that have begun to pile up. Spencer continues her downward spiral, which begins with her dismissa...

‘Side Effects’ in Review

February 14, 2013


Filed under Review

By PJ BROGAN STAFF WRITER The genre-bending, psycho-sexual thriller/ Pharmaceutical diatribe Side Effects—just released this Friday—is purportedly the final theatrical film of director Steven Soderbergh’s versatile and illustrious career. Soderbergh is one of those filmmakers who—unlike a Taranti...

The Ramantic: Single Ladies

February 14, 2013


Filed under Culture, Style

By KAREN HILL This one is for my single ladies. Being “not partnered,” if you will, certainly has its perks, but around a time like Valentine’s Day, I know my singledom challenges my confidence. Confidence is an important factor in any relationship, but it is most important in the relations...

Dining Out: Island Burgers and Shakes

February 14, 2013


Filed under Culture, Food, Review

By CASEY RYAN CONTRIBUTING WRITER Careful or you might miss it! Between 51st and 52nd  St. on Ninth Avenue, squeezed in between the myriad of other restaurants in Hell’s Kitchen, is Island Burgers and Shakes. This restaurant was founded in 1996 by coworkers Will Brown and Mark Calvino, who were fed...

Handing out The Other Oscars

February 14, 2013


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

By VINCENT PELLIZI Receiving much less attention than the headline-making, star-studded rush of “major” awards handed out at the Oscars every year are the awards given to the men and women behind the camera— names of people that we often do not recognize but who bear the unsung burden of taking...

Sundance Strives to Maintain History, Prestige

February 14, 2013


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

By DANIEL FINNEGAN When the Sundance Film Festival first began in 1978, the festival’s goal was to highlight and increase the visibility of American independent films. In its 35 year history, it has provided unknown films with the much needed exposure and press attention needed to garner distribution, as wel...

Directing Race Historically Full of Surprises

February 14, 2013


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

By JOHN BONNAZO COPY EDITOR Steven Spielberg is an unlucky man at the Oscars. This blockbuster filmmaker has won two Best Director trophies, for Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan, but only one film, Schindler’s, took home Best Picture gold (Ryan lost to Shakespeare in Love). This year i...

Controversy, Surprise at Grammys

February 14, 2013


Filed under Culture, Music

By JOE VITALE ASSISTANT OPIONIONS EDITOR Last year, music fans watched Adele sweep the Grammys taking home six awards. Her fans, of course, experienced euphoria — their new queen was rightfully crowned. Everyone else, however, was less impressed; the lack of variety and surprises fell short of the...

‘Joe Schmo’ in Review

February 6, 2013


Filed under Culture, Review, Television

By JAKE KRING-SCHREIFLS STAFF WRITER I don't consider myself to be a part of the male demographic Spike TV attempts to target for their daily programming, but The Joe Schmo Show, in the middle of its first season, is hitting me in all the right spots. The show is all fake. One person doesn’t know that. Spike TV, copying...

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