The Observer

Current Television Season Not As Bad as Previously Thought

Drew Scheeler, Film and Television Reporter

October 19, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Dedicated fans of this television column – hi mom, dad, and assorted stalkers! – have probably noticed a trend in my reviews this season. If you look over my last four write-ups, you might notice that I have been bitter toward most of the new shows I have reviewed this season. In fact, it looks like...

“Get Your Head Into Trivia” at the Happy Dog

Katy Witkowski, Music Reporter

October 19, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Local Events

As groups of people wearing winter coats and beanies walk through the door, they stop at the table at the front which holds two piles of papers – one is the answer sheet to the trivia game, the other a set of 10 pictures which constitutes the first round. “Usually we get around 15 to 20 teams,” ...

Blood v. Electricity by Unknown Component

Blood v. Electricity by Unknown Component

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

October 19, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Top Stories

Until I heard about its latest album, Blood v. Electricity, Unknown Component was completely foreign to me. Even odder still, what I thought was a full rock band turned out to be a music project of one man, Keith Lynch, based out of Iowa. Lynch sings and plays every instrument in every single one of h...

Fall Fashion on a Budget

Fall Fashion on a Budget

Janet Lanman, Style Reporter

October 14, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Style

Leather Leather is hot for this season in pants, skirts, and jackets.  This beautiful Theory Caon Leather Skirt for $575 from Saks Fifth Avenue can be emulated with Forever 21’s Pleated Faux Leather Skirt for $22.80. Theory Caon Leather Skirt Pleated Faux Leather Skirt Blazers The structured s...

MOCA Opens in University Circle

MOCA Opens in University Circle

Joseph Sussi, Fine Arts Reporter

October 14, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Local Events, Top Stories

For those that have been here for a few years, you will remember what the corner of Euclid and Mayfield looked like – littered with bland architecture, hard to recognize and beyond any semblance of utilizable space. Slowly, Uptown began to be dismantled as we stood and watched a functionless propert...

West Side Market Celebrates Centennial

Grace Francisco, Food Reporter

October 14, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Food, Local Events

“Wake up to life!” a vendor snaps. The pace inside the West Side Market on the intersection of Lorain Road and West 25thStreet does not slow for anyone. Packed wall-to-wall are over 100 vendors in this historical space. A continuous stream of bustling customers eagerly wait to purchase the gleaming...

Hip-Hop at CWRU: Urban Elementz

Hip-Hop at CWRU: Urban Elementz

Elaina Lin, Theatre and Dance Reporter

October 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

The music is loud, with footsteps stomping rhythmically in time to the beat. This is not your average workout routine. Here in the Veale multipurpose room, Urban Elementz is taking hold of the dance floor.   Started in 2006, Urban Elementz seeks to spread the art of hip-hop dance to the Case Western Reserve ...

Local Business by Titus Andronicus

Local Business by Titus Andronicus

Jason Walsh, Music Reporter

October 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Titus Andronicus are one of, if not the, greatest rock 'n' roll band currently alive and making music. Their sophomore album, The Monitor, is unequivocally a masterpiece. It is one of the greatest albums of any genre of the last five or ten years. More than that, The Monitorholds a special place in my heart. ...

Location, Location, Location

Drew Scheeler, Film and Television Reporter

October 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Choosing the setting for a television series is like casting another lead actor. Sometimes you’re lucky and your setting will tie the entire series together. Where would “How I Met Your Mother”be without its New York backdrop? Could the excess of “Beverly Hills 90210” have transferred to Tacoma or Portland? Just ...

A Saturday for Sobota

A Saturday for Sobota

Anne Nickoloff, Music Reporter

October 13, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

On Saturday October 20th, the Kelvin Smith Library and the Rowfant Club will launch a bookbinding exhibit to honor and praise the works of Jan Bohuslav Sobota, Master of Bookbinding. The exhibit hosts numerous examples of Sobota’s art, including a tiny version of “Hamlet”hidden underneath a sculptured skull, an...

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