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Fordham Conversations

…Who is Alex Trebek

by Robin Shannon
Alex Trebek
Lee Bennett, Flickr

Alex Trebek is famous for entertaining millions for over two-decades as the host of Jeopardy!  More recently this pop-culture Icon came to Fordham University to share advice and his story with the Fordham community.  On this week’s Fordham Conversations….Who is Alex Trebek?

American Women, Italian Style

by Robin Shannon
An Italian immigrant woman in New York's East Side carries a bundle of garments
Kheel Center, Cornell University, Flickr

Carol Bonomo Albright and Christine Palamidessi Moore from italianamericana.org, discuss their anthology American Women, Italian Style: Italian-Americana’s Best Writings on Women. Their collection brings together writers with a wide range of backgrounds, outlooks, ideas, and experiences to examine the history of Italian women in America.

Wild Man

by Robin Shannon, Mary Wilson
The words stage right and left painted on a white wall
Jeffery Beall

"Wild Man" is the one-man show of Matthew Maguire's own true-life stories. In this autobiographical work, Maguire is looking for that elusive connection to the audience and a performance that comes from "deeper in the bones."

Raised by the Church

by Robin Shannon
the book cover to raised in the church.
Eric Newman

There he spent the next 19-years going from one institution to another until he was – in his words “unceremoniously dumped out into the world.”  In his book “Raised by the Church” Rohs talks about the history of orphanages, and speaks for some of the thousands of baby-boomers taken in by the catholic institutions in New York City.


 

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