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“The Wolf House” is an unrated Chilean-German stopmotion horror film. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Ari Aster Selects: The Surreal, Absurd, and Unsettling

Kalina Kotzev, Contributing Writer April 19, 2023
From April 14 to 20, Film at Lincoln Center presents Ari Aster Selects, a diverse series of film showings selected by the mind behind celebrated horror films “Hereditary” (2018) and “Midsommar” (2019), Ari Aster, in the lead-up to the release of his new film “Beau is Afraid.”
The first few episodes of Successions final season left audiences simultaneously shocked and pleased. (Courtesy of Twitter)

“Succession” Season Four: The Show’s Best?

Nora Leach, Contributing Writer April 19, 2023
HBO’s Emmy award-winning juggernaut “Succession” returned for its fourth season on March 26, and the first episodes are only the beginning of an intriguing, nail-biting ride. If you are not already watching "Succession," be sure to binge in order to catch the last of the series air live.
As Twitter’s new owner, Musk has ushered in many changes. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Twitter’s Transformation: Exploring Elon Musk’s Changes

Rory Donahue, Social Media Director April 19, 2023
Since acquiring Twitter last October, Elon Musk has completely changed the policies and experience of the website. Specific differences in the verification system have caused tension between Musk and U.S. journalists.
The NYBG awaits the rare blooming of its Sumatran “corpse flower.” (Courtesy of Twitter)

NYBG Holds Its Breath As The “Corpse Flower” Blooms

Claire Krieger, Digital Producer April 5, 2023
For the 2023 spring season, Enid A. Haupt Conservatory is home to the NYBG’s only "corpse flower" which is currently preparing to bloom. The common name is inspired by the smell, or rather stench, that emerges when the flower blooms.
During early April, cherry blossoms bloom on trees throughout NYC. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Chase Down New York City’s Cherry Blossoms

Kari White, Culture Editor April 5, 2023
With the beginning of spring brings the blooming of all different kinds of flowers and, for many, the crown jewels are cherry blossoms. Multiple parks across the city, such as the New York Botanical Gardens (NYBG) and Central Park, have created "bloom trackers" to keep an eye on the flowers.
Several Fordham performance groups showcased their talents this past week. (Courtesy of Instagram)

Keating Steps to Fordham Prep: Performance Groups Wow

Lauren Lombardi, Assistant Culture Editor April 5, 2023
On March 28, the United Student Government (USG) hosted their annual Keating Steps event to highlight the talented performing groups at Fordham University. The participating clubs were Satin Dolls, Sláinte, Jetés, b-Sides, Ramblers and Hot Notes.
The Scream franchise and its characters make a move to New York City in Scream VI. (Courtesy of Instagram)

Ghostface’s Comeback in the Big Apple

Nicole DiPietro, Contributing Writer April 5, 2023
In "Scream VI," the characters swap coasts and spend the sixth film tackling both Ghostface and the Big Apple. The film is good, but maybe takes itself too seriously.
Gomes, who survived the Sandy Hook shooting, fights for gun reform. (Courtesy of Jordan Gomes for The Fordham Ram)

Sophomore Advocates For A Safer Tomorrow

Samantha Minear, Features Editor April 5, 2023
Jordan Gomes, FCRH ’25, was thrust into adulthood at a young age when she became a survivor of the Sandy Hook shooting, and now speaks to legislators about the importance of preventing gun violence and advocates for the development of public policy to combat this violence.
Made famous by the Pixar film of the same name, ratatouille is a hearty vegan dish that will not disappoint. (Courtesy of Kari White/ The Fordham Ram)

There’s No Rat in This Ratatouille

Kari White, Culture Editor April 5, 2023
Made famous by Pixar’s 2007 film, ratatouille is a hearty, vegan dish that will warm your soul as much as your stomach. Though there is an immense amount of chopping involved, it is worth it in the end.
Lana Del Reys Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd is as good as its title is long. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Lana Del Rey’s New Album Did Not Disappoint

Ava Carreiro, Digital Producer April 5, 2023
Fordham University’s alumna Lana Del Rey recently released her ninth studio album titled “Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd,” which she exceeded expectations with.
The Rubin Museum, famous for its collection of Buddhist art, opens a new exhibit exploring the afterlife. (Courtesy of Clare Hannon for The Fordham Ram)

“Death is Not the End” At the Rubin Museum

Clare Hannon, Contributing Writer April 5, 2023
Rubin Museum's "Death is Not the End" exhibit displays a combination of Buddhist and Christian art. The exhibit does not shy away from the taboo and encourages Western viewers to think about how they see religion and death.
Ed Sheerans new single is a preview of his upcoming album, - (Subtract). (Courtesy of Twitter)

The Tears and Tragedy Behind Ed Sheeran’s New Single

Alaina Stanisci, Contributing Writer April 5, 2023
In his latest single "Eyes Closed," Ed Sheeran reminisces on the adversities of the last few years of his life. Through doing so, he crafts a universal message on a complex, tragic subject matter that everybody in his audience can resonate with.
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