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Editor’s Pick: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

November 25, 2012


Filed under Culture, Editor's Pick

By TAYLOR ENGDAHL COPY CHIEF For the past 15 years, J. K. Rowling’s world-famous Harry Potter books have served as the go-to works for readers hoping to enter into and explore a world of magic. Unfortunately, the final book of the series was published almost four years ago, and I know many Potter fanatics have been desperatel...

James Bond: Style Icon

November 14, 2012


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By KEVIN ZEBROWSKI   James Bond is a style icon, and with the recent release of Skyfall we have all been reminded of this. Ian Fleming described the original James Bond wardrobe most concisely in The Man with the Golden Gun, wherein Bond wears a “single-breasted dark blue suit, a white shirt, a t...

Wolfgang Gartner at Terminal 5 in Review

November 14, 2012


Filed under Culture, Music

By CODIE LANDSMAN On Friday, Nov. 9, Hard NYC presented Wolfgang Gartner as a part of his Love & War Tour at Terminal 5, in the Meatpacking District of NYC. The 26-year old electronic DJ had the crowd captivated and crazy during his nearly three-hour set. During the show, Wolfgang dropped many of ...

Who’s That Kid? It’s Ann Pierret, FCRH ’14

November 14, 2012


Filed under Culture, Style, Who's That Kid

Ann Pierret A MEMBER OF FCRH ’14 COMMUNICATION AND  MEDIA STUDIES MAJOR AND A COMPUTER SCIENCE MINOR From Arlington, TX Describe yourself in a couple of sentences. I’m very ambitious and involved in a lot of different things on campus like “Fordham Nightly News,” WFUV and Campus Mini...

Historical Theater Now the Bronx’s Best New Music Venue

November 14, 2012


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By DEVON SHERIDAN ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR Four blocks from scenic Rose Hill, Fordham Road intersects with Grand Concourse in the northwest Bronx. Nowadays a hub of bustling shoppers and bargain store franchises, the Fordham Road and Grand Concourse intersection was once at the heart of a mostly residential, middle-class New York City neighborhoo...

‘Boy Meets World’ Next in Line to Produce Hit Spinoff

November 14, 2012


Filed under Culture, Review, Television

By MARLESSA STIVALA COPY EDITOR While modern television is not completely void of creativity, it is no secret that many networks are littered with remakes and adaptations of already-existing shows. Even if a show is not an exact replica of a previous show, familiar plot lines and characters often beg the question: Hasn’t this alre...

Dining Out: Giantina Ristorante

November 14, 2012


Filed under Culture, Food

By DANIELLE GARRAND CONTRIBUTING WRITER A far cry from Pugsley’s and cafeteria chow, Giantina Ristorante delivers authentic Italian food just a couple steps off of the famous Arthur Avenue. Almost every student has visited the classic local joints, but this nearby gem has flown under the radar. From the secon...

Editor’s Pick: Andy Pettitte

November 14, 2012


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By DAN GARTLAND SPORTS EDITOR When I was five years old, I went to my first-ever baseball game at Yankee Stadium. Derek Jeter had won the Rookie of the Year award the previous season, and the stands were full of people with “We love Jeter” signs. It was hard not to love the talented young shortstop, an...

Celebrities Lend Hands to Victims of Hurricane Sandy

November 13, 2012


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By ALYSSA CARMUSCIANO STAFF WRITER With winds gusting up to 80 miles per hour and millions of people losing power, Internet, phone service and even their homes, the entire East Coast was greatly impacted by Hurricane Sandy, possibly the most destructive storm to hit the tri-state area in recent years. Thankfully, Fordham only lost some trees and...

‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ in Review

November 14, 2012


Filed under Culture, Review, Theatre

By RICKY BORDELON ASSISTANT OPINIONS EDITOR Nose.  There, I said it. And the most famous nose in literature is back on Broadway. Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of the French classic Cyrano de Bergerac opened on Oct. 11 at the American Airlines Theatre.  This production features...

Season 3 of ‘The Walking Dead’ in Review

November 14, 2012


Filed under Culture, Review, Television

By CHRISTOFER NICOLETTI AMC’s “The Walking Dead” has returned with even more surprises and zombie gore. Last season revealed that truly nowhere is safe from the threat of the zombies that now inhabit the world. With the destruction of their safe haven, the survivors were thrust back into the zo...

The 23rd James Bond film, ‘Skyfall,’ in Review

November 13, 2012


Filed under Culture, Film and Television, Review

By PATRICK MULLEN Skyfall, the 23rd official James Bond film, seems like a conscious effort by filmmakers to compete with the blockbuster superhero films of the past few years. The action is bigger and more intense, the camera is more free and flowing and the villain more indestructible. Despite ...

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