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Failure is Part of the Process

Failure is Part of the  Process

Michael Landes, Staff Writer
February 13
Filed under ARTS, Books

If you're going to fail, you might as well fail upwards. In the words of several esteemed writers — including NYU professor Mitchell S. Jackson — the stories can end up to be pretty entertaining.

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Anne Carson: Icon of Intellect

Anne Carson: Icon of Intellect

Michael Landes, Staff Writer
February 6
Filed under ARTS, Books

Anne Carson's reading at the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers' House last week affirmed the writer's position as one of the best authors to combine a sense of humor with translating ancient texts.

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Ottessa Moshfegh: A Breath Of Fresh, Strange Air

Ottessa Moshfegh: A Breath Of Fresh, Strange Air

Michael Landes, Staff Writer
January 25
Filed under ARTS, Books, TOP STORIES

At her reading this Tuesday, Ottessa Moshfegh embodied the strange reality we've come to live in — replete both with strange humor and terrible situations.

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“Here I Am” Is Here and Now

“Here I Am” Is Here and Now

Alexandra Pierson, Theater and Books Editor
December 5
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Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Jonathan Safran Foer brought his energy and unorthodoxy to his reading of his new novel "Here I Am" last week.

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When Reporters Become Their Own Stories

When Reporters Become Their Own Stories

Khrysgiana Pineda, Staff Writer
November 28
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Washington Post journalist and reporter Wesley Lowery's new novel recounts the stunning reality of injustice surrounding protests focused on racial injustice — especially the Black Lives Matter protests.

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‘PhDeath:’ The NYU Murder Mystery

‘PhDeath:’ The NYU Murder Mystery

Alexandra Pierson, Theater and Books Editor
November 21
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NYU professor James P. Carse's riveting new novel "PhDeath" creates a murder mystery out of a subject he knows better than almost anyone - NYU itself.

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Poignant Poetry Grand Slam Sends Five NYU Students to Compete in Finals

Poignant Poetry Grand Slam Sends Five NYU Students to Compete in Finals

Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor
November 17
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SLAM! at NYU held their Grand Slam on Sunday, with emotions leftover from the presidential election making for a night brimming with all sorts of passion.

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‘Gone ‘Til November’ Tells A Different Story

‘Gone ‘Til November’ Tells A Different Story

Lizzie Essiedu, Contributing Writer
November 16
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Lil Wayne's new autobiography "Gone 'Til November" humanizes him in a way that his music has never been able to.

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Romanoff Deconstructs YA Novel

Romanoff Deconstructs YA Novel

Khrysgiana Pineda, Staff Writer
October 31
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Zan Romanoff's debut novel "A Song to Take the World Apart" creates a thrilling story about an all-too-rare protagonist — one with a super power that doesn't necessarily make her life better.

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Insightful ‘Christodora’ Explores Gay Activism

Insightful ‘Christodora’ Explores Gay Activism

Khrysgiana Pineda, Contributing Writer
October 24
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In a uniquely humanizing story of the residents of the classic New York building the Christodora, novelist Tim Murphy brings the faces of the AIDS crisis into sharp relief.

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Climbing to Success With ‘Ladder’

Climbing to Success With ‘Ladder’

Michael Landes, Contributing Writer
October 16
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In a comfortable, candid conversation at McNally-Jackson Books last week, author Jamie Duclos-Yourdon shared the inspirations and influences behind his new book, "Froelich's Ladder."

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Examining Celebrities in the Age of Internet

Examining Celebrities in the Age of Internet

Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor
October 4
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Sarah Oliver's books "Zayn: A New Direction" and "Inside Taylor Nation: True Encounters With Taylor Swift" are more interesting as examples of current celebrity culture than they are as biographies, detailed though they are.

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