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Editor’s Pick: Flannery O’Connor

November 7, 2012

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By RICKY BORDELON ASSISTANT OPINIONS EDITOR “The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it,” Flannery O’Connor, one of the best authors of the Southern Gothic movement, said. Once, during my sophomore year of high school in the middle of January, just after we returned from the respite of the Christmas holidays, my Eng...

Andy Warhol Event Embraces Art and Nostalgia

November 7, 2012

Filed under Art, Culture

By MARLESSA STIVALA COPY EDITOR There is no denying that the seemingly endless array of cultural events is one of the prime benefits of living in New York City. From theatrical productions to street fairs, anyone living in “the city that never sleeps” never lacks something to do. At the same time, however, many of these ...

Who’s That Kid? It’s Clay Stanley, FCRH ’15

November 7, 2012

Filed under Culture, Style, Who's That Kid

Clay Stanley A MEMBER OF GSB ’15 DOUBLE MAJORING IN APPLIED ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE From Hingham, MA Describe yourself in a couple sentences for the readers. I’m a sophomore in the Gabelli School of Business and I am from a town on the south shore of Massachusetts. I’m an avid Boston spor...

New York Television Festival Previews New Shows

November 7, 2012

Filed under News, Television

By COURTNEY SMITH STAFF WRITER Calling all television lovers: The eighth annual New York Television Festival has arrived! While this particular festival may be newer and less well-known than most entertainment festivals, it is on its way to developing a reputation for itself in New York City. In 2005, the festival was launch...

‘The Casual Vacancy’ in Review

October 24, 2012

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By JOHN BONAZZO COPY EDITOR J.K. Rowling ventures into new literary territory with The Casual Vacancy, her first book for adults. While this genre is not as much of a natural fit for her as the fantasy Harry Potter series, it is still an engrossing tale worth reading. The story takes place in th...

Dining Out: El Tequilazo

October 24, 2012

Filed under Culture, Food

By CONNOR RYAN NEWS EDITOR The dilapidating façade of El Tequilazo (43 W. 46th St.), stuffed helplessly in the middle of an airtight block of washed-up restaurants and stores, will not catch your eye from the sidewalk. To compensate, three neon signs hang off the front of the cluttered buildi...

Editor’s Pick: Chuck Klosterman

October 24, 2012

Filed under Books, Culture, Editor's Pick

By MATT ROSENFELD Assistant Sports Editor Everyone has a favorite writer. Mine is Bill Simmons. I am admittedly a sports geek, so the “Sports Guy,” as Bill Simmons is called, is right up my alley. But there is another writer high on my list for a completely different reason: because he makes me think in ways I have n...

The Seersucker: The Uncertain Purpose of Ties

October 24, 2012

Filed under Culture, Style

By KEVIN ZEBROSKI The Seersucker provides a wealth of knowledge on sartorial fundamentals, contemporary male fashion and the mastery of personal style. The tie is an interesting piece of clothing. It serves no obvious purpose. It doesn’t keep the wearer warm, hold together a placket shirt or cinch ...

‘End of Watch’ in Review

October 1, 2012

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James Cromwell was the kind, fatherly and cop-killing police chief in L.A. Confidential. Woody Harrelson was the racist, hedonistic, paraplegic-beating officer in Rampart. If Hollywood were to be believed, there’s not a member of the Los Angeles Police Department who doesn’t steal PCP off neighborhood...

Dining Out: Colicchio and Son

October 2, 2012

Filed under Culture, Food

By ALYCIA SHANNON CONTRIBUTING WRITER Colicchio and Son’s Chelsea restaurant, situated at 85 10th Avenue, offers great options for all foodies. Upon first entering, it was hard to get the general vibe of the place when a perfectly groomed host immediately grabbed my attention as I walked ...

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