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The Observer’s top 5 (Oct. 2012)

October 2, 2012


Filed under Arts, Books, Movies and Television, Music

'Gangam Style'- PSY’s new song, "Gangnam Style" has caused a massive rise in the popularity of Korean pop music (K-pop). Due to the song’s catchy tune and entertaining music video, "Gangnam Style" has gone completely viral, with over 100 million views on YouTube. Alana Thompson-TLC has introdu...

‘Matched’ a must-read novel for distopian novel fans

‘Matched’ a must-read novel for distopian novel fans

By Danielle Kiefer, Online Observations

May 1, 2012


Filed under Arts, Books

What to eat, wear, work, read or who to marry are all choices that most people can make for themselves every day. Ally Condie’s novel Matched explores a society where these choices are made for everyone by Officials to ensure that people have a seemingly perfect and healthy life. In Matched, 17-yea...

‘Hunger Games’ stirs up excitement among students

‘Hunger Games’ stirs up excitement among students

By By: Bhaavya Srivastava, Production Editor

March 27, 2012


Filed under Arts, Books

Hundreds of eager fans are looking forward to March 23—the day the long-awaited movie adaption of The Hunger Games finally releases—including plenty at CHS. The trilogy of books has gained a large following all over the world, and the Gary Ross-directed movie promises to attract even more fans. B...

Some comics redefine the term ‘graphic novel’

Some comics redefine the term ‘graphic novel’

By By: Ariana Etessami, Staff Writer

February 23, 2012


Filed under Arts, Books

Parents could easily put together a long list of complaints regarding their kids’ undesired habits and behaviors these days. There’s the classic texting-under-the-table epidemic, and then the bringing-home-boyfriend-with-nose-piercings-and-tattoos outbreak. A more recent addition to this list is...

Politics and Prose draws in young readers

By By Emily Birnbaum

May 19, 2011


Filed under Arts, Books

Politics and Prose, the Washington D.C. bookstore that has been a haven of book-buying and author meet-and-greets for 25 years, was bought by former Washington Post editors Lissa Muscatine and Bradley Graham April 1. Despite popular belief that the bookstore would not be bought when it went up for...

J.D. Salinger’s legacy lives on in ‘Catcher in the Rye’

By Lauren Pires, Arts Editor

March 1, 2010


Filed under Arts, Books

He knew us best and he managed to capture the unique stage of “teenagerdom” in a crude, colloquial prose that has never been matched. The literary world lost a prized member as J.D. Salinger passed away at the age of 91 On Jan. 27. “I love that [Salinger] was so cynical,” junior Ashton...

‘Twilight’ fans eagerly await ‘New Moon’ premiere

By Remi Forster: Business Manager/ Christina Zhang: Photo Editor

October 28, 2009


Filed under Arts, Books

One year ago movie theaters were packed with obsessed and screaming fans, paparazzi and excitement. The movie version of the extremely popular book had lived up to its name. America had not seen anything like it since J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, but another renowned author has taken some of ...

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