The Observer

One University Circle apartments near finalization

Sophia Yakumithis, Director of Print

July 19, 2018

In attempt to celebrate and expand the greater-Cleveland neighborhood, University Circle Inc.’s (UCI) multi-million dollar development project has reaped nothing but success. According to UCI, the its prime objective is to “create a premier urban district and neighborhood of choice open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”In the past few years, the community has seen i...

We give Comedy Central’s “Review” five stars

Julia Bianco, Director of Web and Multimedia

August 6, 2015

Nobody really knows how to explain “Review.” The Comedy Central series’ official logline reads: “A critic takes aim at intense real-life experiences in lieu of food or cinema. Fair game includes divorce, anonymous sex and all manner of criminal activity.” That does, at its most basic level,...

Ex “Parks” star moves past the stache

Ex “Parks” star moves past the stache

Anne Nickoloff, Arts & Entertainment Editor

March 26, 2015

Nick Offerman waved Retta onto the Severance Hall stage at the end of his standup set on Friday, March 20. The audience immediately hushed, but a few seconds into his acoustic strumming, the room buzzed. Suddenly most onlookers knew exactly what was happening. With a slow clap emanating from much...

Eldred loves losers

Nerds become stars in Eldred’s latest play “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

Ellie Rambo, Copy Editor

December 5, 2014

“Your word is cow.” “Could I have the definition please?” “It means cow.” “Could you use it in a sentence?” “Please spell cow.” “C-O-W.” “That is correct.” This is not a typical spelling bee, as demonstrated by unusual example sentences and definitions...

War film still fits today’s issues

Nardine Taleb, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2014

Now, the nation watches the aftermath of a jury’s decision to let the officer who shot and killed Mike Brown walk free. There is unrest not only in Ferguson, but also in the rest of the country. It came by coincidence that the Film Society held a documentary showing of “Inside Buffalo” last Th...

Taking a bite out of Cleveland… at Crop Kitchen

Crop Kitchen

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2014

Crop Kitchen provides global comfort food within walking distance.

Kevin Hart Stars in Impeccable New Comedy

Temi Omilabu, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2014

I had the pleasure of viewing “The Wedding Ringer” two months before its premiere, and, let me tell you—you absolutely need to head to the theatres in January. Directed by Jeremy Garelick and starring Kevin Hart and Josh Gad, “The Wedding Ringer” centers on a socially awkward groom, Doug...

Smaller screen can’t smash popular game

Brian Sherman, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2014

The newest installment in the “Super Smash Bros.” series is here, but this time, it can fit in your pocket. Yes, for the first time, you can settle it in Smash when you’re on the go. Despite being on a portable platform, “Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS” does not skimp on content. Describing...

Social media from your perspective

Winston Eng, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2014

Few actions define our character as well as our ability to connect with others. In this day and age, when the internet has integrated into our lives, often we find ourselves seeking solace in the murky depths of social media rather than the expected face-to-face interaction. “Noah,” which debuted...

New season of “Legend of Korra” gets off to mysterious start

Brian Sherman, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2014

“Legend of Korra,” the sequel series to the original “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” is back. After “Legend of Korra: Book Three” ended a couple of months ago, “Legend of Korra: Book Four, confirmed by the show’s creators to be the last season, premiered last Friday on Nickelodeon’s website. I’ll...

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