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“I Think You Should Leave” is packed with absurdist sketches that make nearly every line hilarious. (Courtesy of Twitter)

“I Think You Should Leave” is Stupidly Funny

Nick Guzman, Sports Editor September 20, 2023
“I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson” (ITYSL) is a sketch comedy series on Netflix created by and starring Tim Robinson, who previously was a writer and performer on “Saturday Night Live.” “I Think You Should Leave” is absurdist in the best way possible, and perfectly teeters on the line of stupid and funny.
Laufey’s latest alum, “Bewitched,” is full of beautiful instrumentation, jazzy swings and dreamy vocals. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Laufey’s “Bewitched” Leaves Listeners Spellbound

Ally Smith, Contributing Writer September 20, 2023
After months of anticipation, when the clock struck 12 on Sept. 8, Laufey released “Bewitched." True to the title, the album is impossibly bewitching. Laufey’s classical background and jazz influence are prevalent throughout the work, each track’s instrumentation bursting at the seams with a jazzy swing, transcendent strings and rich, breathtaking vocals.
Netflix’s “One Piece” has received overwhelming praise despite other disappointing anime adaptations. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Netflix’s “One Piece” Breaks the Live-Action Stereotype

Jack Martens, Contributing Writer September 20, 2023
Netflix’s live-action adaptation of the manga and anime series “One Piece,” originally written by Eiichiro Oda, released to overwhelming praise, reaching a 95% audience score and 85% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes. Despite what Netflix’s “Death Note” and other terrible anime adaptations would have you believe, Netflix is, in fact, capable of producing something spectacular out of Japanese media.
Rather than watching “Gilmore Girls” again, branch out this fall with our list of other autumnal flicks. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Four Fall Recommendations That Aren’t “Gilmore Girls”

Claire Krieger, Contributing Writer September 20, 2023
The best part about fall is the entertainment associated with the season. However, whenever this time of year rolls around, everyone’s knee-jerk reaction when they turn on the TV is to re-binge all seven seasons of “Gilmore Girls,” so here are four fall media recommendations you may or may not have seen yet.
The 2023 VMAs viewership was a triumph for the award show industry. (Courtesy of Twitter)

A Recap of the 2023 Video Music Awards

Gabriella Nisco, Contributing Writer September 20, 2023
Over four hours and 20 performances, the annual Video Music Awards (VMAs) streamed its 38th award show on Tuesday, Sept. 12, celebrating industry success, record-breaking wins and 50 years of hip-hop.
Bryant Park’s summer concert series concluded with jazz singer, José James, paying tribute to Erykah Badu. (Courtesy of Diego Martinez for The Fordham Ram)

José James Jams In Bryant Park’s Final Concert

Diego Martinez, Contributing Writer September 20, 2023
Minneapolis-born vocalist José James, dubbed “one of the suavest vocal improvisers on the scene” by Pitchfork, performed at Bryant Park Thursday, Sept. 14. James closed out Bryant Park’s 2023 Picnic Performance with his emphatic tribute to legendary singer-songwriter Erykah Badu.
Borelli has competed in shows such as “Guy’s Grocery Games.” (Courtesy of Gibson Borelli for The Fordham Ram)

Fordham Senior is Celebrity Chef Turned FITV Major

Jamison Rodgers, Editorial Director September 20, 2023
Gibson Borelli, FCRH ’24, is a man who wears many hats. You may know him as the kid chef from Food Network who appeared on shows such as “Guy’s Grocery Games,” “Beat Bobby Flay,” “Rachael vs Guy Kids Cook Off” and “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” You may also follow his TikTok page, Dinner Music, which has amassed over 10,000 followers and holds a collection of videos from recipes inspired by songs and albums, travel content and concert and music festival videos.
Riverdale offers the luxuries of city-living without the stress. (Courtesy of Caleb Stine for The Fordham Ram)

Have Your Cake and Eat It Too In Riverdale

Caleb Stine, Columnist September 20, 2023
It can be easy to rave about Riverdale’s proximity to Manhattan, considering what it’s near. It’s also easy to marvel at its gorgeous homes and leafy sidewalks, simply what it is. Perhaps, it’s also easy to compliment Riverdale on what it’s not, but very well could be: needlessly swanky, tacky or showy.
The biggest names in fashion showed off their latest collections this NYFW. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Leather to Lace: NYFW Takes the World By Storm

Mia Ludington, Contributing Writer September 20, 2023
New York Fashion Week was a great success this year for the fashion industry. New concepts were brought to life by designers, photographers, videographers and models who brought the events to life. NYFW successfully created a lively atmosphere in fashion, which will hopefully continue into London Fashion Week, Sept. 15 through Sept. 19.
Netflix’s story of adolescent love improves in its second season. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Hearts Stop For Netflix’s Hit Show: “Heartstopper”

Hannah Boring, Copy Chief September 20, 2023
Netflix’s “Heartstopper” had a stellar year after the premiere of the first season. Not only did season one receive a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, but it also received 23 award nominations with 14 wins. With this continued support and praise for the series, “Heartstopper” had a lot to follow with season two.
Rodrigo explores adolescence while on the threshold of adulthood. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Rodrigo Spills Her “GUTS” In Sophomore Album

Emma Kim, News Editor September 13, 2023
On Friday, Sept. 8, Olivia Rodrigo released her sophomore album “GUTS.” It follows her chart-breaking debut album “SOUR,” which resulted in seven Grammy nominations and three wins. Her follow-up album is a wiser and more insightful version of her previous works, and since Rodrigo is similar in age to college students, many would be able to relate to it.
Herd’s passion for helping people has led her to the international court. (Courtesy of Amy Herd for The Fordham Ram)

Junior Shares Her Passion for International Law

Allison Schneider, Assistant Opinion Editor September 13, 2023
Amy Herd, FCRH ’25, is an international studies and history double major with a minor in Russian. As a member of the Ukrainian diaspora, she decided to join the Ukrainian Society at Fordham and is now on the Executive Board.
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