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Naomie Harris portrays Chiron’s drug-addicted mother. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Moonlight’s Poignant Look at One Man’s Life

December 7, 2016

By Greg Mysogland These days, films with genuine thematic weight tend to be complex, grand affairs, often occurring in historical settings. Director Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight is an exception, packing ...

During the holiday season, it is important to remember the religious aspect of Christmas instead of its secularization. (Courtesy of Flickr).

Naughty and Nice Ways to Spend Money

December 7, 2016

By Natalie Dowd In the spirit of encouraging fashion retailers to be transparent this holiday season, Oxfam released its annual “naughty or nice” list of clothing companies that have or have not...

Recounting a Trying Year in Albums

Recounting a Trying Year in Albums

December 7, 2016

By Meredith Nardino Ah, 2016. I do not think I have ever been so happy to see a year end. Through all of its ups and detrimental downs, music has been the one constant. Every genre, subgenre and sub...

Benedict Cumberbatch perfectly captures Dr.Strange's mysterious persona. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Doctor Strange

December 7, 2016

By Matthew Dillon As a big fan of comic books, I had pretty low expectations for Doctor Strange. The film is the newest addition to the seemingly endless array of Marvel Comics adaptations. While th...

Three Way Resturant: Food With a Dominican-Do Attitude

Three Way Resturant: Food With a Dominican-Do Attitude

December 7, 2016

By Caitlyn Letterii and Patrick Hood Join Caitlyn Letterii and Patrick Hood, a couple of misfit toys just trying to find a home, as they explore and critique the cheap eats available around the ...

Fan of Nicholas Cage or not, Lord of War presents a thought-provoking story. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Lord of War Features Nicolas Cage at His Best

December 7, 2016

By Tyler Dikun  Back before his meteoric plummet to Hollywood punch-line, Nicolas Cage actually had a string of good performances. In Leaving Las Vegas, Cage poured trauma and heartbreak into the role of Be...

Mathilde Freund poses for a photograph with her late husband Fritz before he enlisted in the war. (Courtesy of Mathilde Freund)

When History Collides in the Classroom: A Holocaust Survivor Shares Her Story

November 16, 2016

By Delaney Benison  Over the course of a century, the unsuspecting are often reunited. This was what Dr. Robert Spiegelman and his 100-year-old student, Mathilde Freund realized during a recent Co...

Not Traditionally Feminine But the Belle of the Ball

Not Traditionally Feminine But the Belle of the Ball

November 16, 2016

By Theresa Schliep When my little sister was five, she started losing her hair. We first we noticed it in the bathtub. She and I were inseparable, and our parents often had us take baths together....

Jeremy Renner plays a theoretical physicist in Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Arrival Artfully Weaves Emotion With Emotion

November 16, 2016

By Greg Mysogland  It is very rare for a film to simultaneously be highly innovative and emotionally impactful, while conveying important messages with real-world significance. Denis Villeneuve’s Arr...

Theater Talk: “The Humans”

November 16, 2016

By Claire Del Sorbo With Thanksgiving on its way, going home for the holidays is something students and many other young people seem to dread. There are many things people would rather do than return to ...

Maloney has committed her life to social justice in more ways than one. (Courtesy of Kiera Maloney)

Senior Finds Her Sweet Spot in Social Justice

November 16, 2016

By  Ellie Bruckner Throughout her three years at Fordham, Kiera Maloney, FCRH ’17, has found her niche in the social justice world. From academics, to on campus clubs and her work outside of the u...

Rachel Ravel and Austin Spero, sophomore students at FCLC, created and star in their web series  “Rachel Unraveled.” (Courtesy of Austin Spero)

The Two Rams Behind “Rachel Unraveled”

November 16, 2016

By Alexandra Mandalakis Rachel Ravel, FCLC ’19, and Austin Spero, FCLC ’19, both acting majors in the Theatre Program, are releasing the pilot of their original six-episode musical comedy series...

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