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Dining Out: Crif Dogs

January 23, 2013


Filed under Culture, Food

By COURTNEY HO It was one a.m. in the morning in the Lower East Side. I was hungry. Like all human beings, my stomach wanted something indulging, satisfying and slightly immoral. Unable to find a decent food truck, my starving stomach and I crawled down Saint Marks, and looked up to see my only sal...

The Ramantic: Dating on Campus

January 23, 2013


Filed under Culture, Style

By KAREN HILL There are approximately seven billion people in the world; however, on our Rose Hill campus that number shrinks to about 5,772. Bound by iron gates, we have our own little world here on Fordham’s campus. Believe it or not, it is not the gates that imprison us, but rather, we are prisoners of o...

The Taxonomy of Suits

January 23, 2013


Filed under Culture, Style

By KEVIN ZEBROWSKI The taxonomy of suits is not terribly complicated, but there are certainly a few necessary distinctions that need to be made. For the sake of my word count constraints I will explain the categories of color, patterns, and fabrics in next week’s column. Today we’re talking about sh...

2013 Oscar Results

January 23, 2013


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

By PATRICK MULLEN STAFF WRITER The 85th Academy Awards may be the tightest, most unpredictable yet. The Best Picture race in particular has no frontrunner unlike most previous years. While there have been surprises before, one is usually able to narrow it down to two or three films that are certain ...

HBO’s ‘The Wire’ in Review

January 23, 2013


Filed under Culture, Review, Television

By RORY MASTERSON EDITORIAL DIRECTOR The medium of television has taken many forms in its history, with programming as diverse as news, commentary, science, sports and film. At some point, someone decided to move theatrical radio programming onto the television for entertainment purposes, and t...

The Academy Awards: Beware the Snub

January 23, 2013


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

By DANIEL FINNEGAN STAFF WRITER The Academy Awards, while being one of the most prominent cultural award ceremonies in the world, has been criticized in the past for its predictability. Whether it is the Academy’s supposed weakness to the influence of big money marketing rather than sheer movie ...

Second Semester Concert Guide

January 23, 2013


Filed under Culture, Music

By NICOLE HORTON CONTRIBUTING WRITER As Fordham students return to campus after a long, relaxing break, many are looking to attend fun events such as concerts. This is a guide to diverse artists whose style cannot be limited and defined by a single genre. They embody pop, rock, country, R&B, hip-hop...

2013: The Year in Television

January 23, 2013


Filed under Culture, Television

By DANIELLE GARRAND Everyone has his or her favorite TV shows from last year, but these five are arguably a cut above all of the rest. Gossip Girl Who does not love following the lives of spoiled rich kids who live a subway stop away from us? This show profiles thousand-dollar meals, million-dollar h...

2013 Year in Review: Books

January 23, 2013


Filed under Culture

By KATIE NOLAN COPY CHIEF As I am working on this list, I am filled with a sense of remorse when I think about everything I read over the last year. There is always so much great fiction coming out that it is impossible to keep up with it all. I am afraid it is much easier to make a list of things...

2013 Year in Review: Albums

January 23, 2013


Filed under Culture

By PATRICK DOHERTY STAFF WRITER With 2013 freshly begun, it is time to look back on last year's musical offerings. Listed below are some of most critically acclaimed albums of 2012: Swans – The Seer The Seer is a record thirty years in the making. After the fantastic 2010 release My Father Wil...

TOP Cast Seamlessly Tells Classic Christmas Story

December 10, 2012


Filed under Culture, Theatre

By JOHN BONAZZO COPY EDITOR The Christmas season is here again, and with it the return of holiday shows.The Theatrical Outreach Program (TOP) put on a lively production of one of the classics of the genre, A Christmas Carol, in the Blackbox Theatre on Monday. Charles Dickens’ holiday perennial tells the story of Ebenez...

The Seersucker: Navigating the World of Sportswear

November 28, 2012


Filed under Culture, Style

By KEVIN ZEBROWSKI The Seersucker provides a wealth of knowledge on sartorial fundamentals, contemporary male fashion and the mastery of personal style. Sportswear isn’t a terribly complicated affair. The goal is to mix wearable classics with the functionality of modern conveniences. Too much mo...

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