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Josh Peck Speaks at Fordham

Josh Peck Speaks at Fordham

May 2, 2018


Filed under Culture, Review

By Alexandra Mandalakis Last Thursday, Fordham students rushed to line up for Campus Activities Board’s (CAB) Spring Weekend speaker, actor and comedian Josh Peck. Peck rose to fame through the hit Nickelodeon show “Drake and Josh,” and is also known for his work on “The Amanda Show,” ...

Avengers: Infinity War Defies Your Expectations

Avengers: Infinity War Defies Your Expectations

May 2, 2018


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

By Shelby Daniel Maintaining audience interest in a continuous narrative for 10 years is not an easy task. Presenting an adaptive narrative to the big screen from an original written source also proves to be difficult. Most of all, though, juggling nearly 20 big-name players from one of the large...

Southern Comfort Bites at Millie Peartree Fish Fry

Southern Comfort Bites at Millie Peartree Fish Fry

May 2, 2018


Filed under Culture, Food

By Elizabeth Nealon Fried seafood is a great comfort food in the dregs of winter and a perfect seasonal snack during the warmer months, and that is exactly what Millie Peartree Fish Fry and Soul Food (MP) offers. The new (-ish) Southern comfort food joint on Grand Concourse lies just past the D ...

Student Films Shine at Campus MovieFest

Student Films Shine at Campus MovieFest

May 2, 2018


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

By Shelby Daniel Last Wednesday, students assembled in the McGinley Ballroom to see the top 16 short films from this year’s Campus MovieFest, the world’s largest student film festival. Commonly shortened to “CMF,” this year marked the 10-year anniversary of the festival here at Fordham, and ...

Rapper T-Pain Takes on Spring Weekend

Rapper T-Pain Takes on Spring Weekend

May 2, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music

By Isha Khawaja and Ryan Di Corpo "For safety reasons, everyone needs to take three steps back," announced CAB president Maxson Thomas, FCRH '19, to the huddled masses gathered on Martyrs' Lawn on a sunny Saturday afternoon. The Lawn, decorated with multicolored blankets, bottles of water, the re...

Don’t Make Me Grow Up: Songs for New Post-Grads

Don’t Make Me Grow Up: Songs for New Post-Grads

May 2, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music, Playlistism

By Meredith Nardino The realization that there are only three weeks left of one’s college career is a harsh one, as I’m sure every senior knows. Part of me is so ready to pack up my things and leave, but the rest of me never wants to be anywhere else. Post-grad life was once fixed; it was so...

The Ideal of Friendship vs. Good Will Hunting

The Ideal of Friendship vs. Good Will Hunting

May 2, 2018


Filed under Culture, Is it Better Than Goodwill Hunting

By Tim Mountain and Kevin O'Malley Welcome to the third edition of Is It Better Than Good Will Hunting?, the weekly culture review column where Kevin O’Malley and Tim Mountain compare food, media, experiences and more against the world of art that produced Oscar-winning film Good Will Hunting. ...

Exploring Visibility through Spi(Cy-Fi)lms

Exploring Visibility through Spi(Cy-Fi)lms

April 25, 2018


Filed under Art, Culture

By Isiah Magsino I stood there compelled, watching the screen and listening to, “I am too broke to be white. I am too cultured to be white,” over and over again. Placed on the wall of a humble art studio in the South Bronx, Cy-Fi's work projected a screenplay of designer brand Gucci’s all-wh...

Reflections on My Semester in Granada

Reflections on My Semester in Granada

April 25, 2018


Filed under Culture

By Catherine Swindal It’s always weird when things come to an end, even the small routines, like writing a biweekly column for The Fordham Ram. While my friends back home are preparing for finals, Spring Weekend and finally having some good weather for once before the summer begins, I face my ...

Isle of Dogs a Lesser Effort in Anderson Canon

Isle of Dogs a Lesser Effort in Anderson Canon

April 25, 2018


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

By Michael Dillon Isle of Dogs is Wes Anderson’s newest film and while it has the ambition you expect from him, it falls short of the expectations set by his previous works. The film takes place in a near future, but strangely retro, Japan in which a virulent disease has forced its corrupt go...

Vansire Sets High Bar for Dream Pop Soundtrack of the Summer

Vansire Sets High Bar for Dream Pop Soundtrack of the Summer

April 25, 2018


Filed under Culture, Music

By Olivia Nangle With their soft vocals and sweet synths, Vansire’s sound is something out of a dreamy time loop. The lo-fi dream pop band captures the enchantment and intimate beauty of the Midwest through their melodies and evocative lyrics. The Minnesota-dwelling duo attends different colleg...

Grace Jones Discusses New Film at Lincoln Center

Grace Jones Discusses New Film at Lincoln Center

April 25, 2018


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

By Ryan Di Corpo “Ladies and Gentlemen, Miss Grace Jones.” Director Sophie Fiennes and her film subject Grace Jones sat down for a conversation moderated by NPR’s Piotr Orlov on April 14 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The discussion took place following a screening of Fiennes’ ne...

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