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‘Black Renaissance Noire’ Marks Newest Issue

‘Black Renaissance Noire’ Marks Newest Issue

Khrysgiana Pineda, Staff Writer
March 27
Filed under ARTS, Books

The Black Renaissance Noire LitMag celebrated the release of its latest issue last Friday, hosting a panel with artists who each in their own way preserve a bit of the black American experience in their art, through sculpture, scatting or haikus.

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Hear Thy Word

Hear Thy Word

Sarah Jackson, Contributing Writer
March 22
Filed under FEATURES, TOP STORIES

When teachers assign books they wrote as class textbooks, it puts students in an interesting position.

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Staff Recs: Break Book Fantasies

Staff Recs: Break Book Fantasies

WSN Staff
March 9
Filed under ARTS, Books, TOP STORIES

As a small ray of light at the end of the midterm exam tunnel, WSN staff has gathered the books that we're looking forward to reading over spring break — outside of class assignments.

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Alternate Americas at Reading with Kaitlyn Greenidge, David Means

Alternate Americas at Reading with Kaitlyn Greenidge, David Means

Michael Landes, Staff Writer
March 8
Filed under ARTS, Books, TOP STORIES

As much as the phrase "in today's political climate" has become as tired as a marathon runner after a race, there's something to be said for how crystal-clear a lens the alternate-reality novels of Kaitlyn Greenidge and David Means seemed to provide during their reading at the NYU Creative Writers' House last week.

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Anna Akbari Deconstructs the Business of Life

Anna Akbari Deconstructs the Business of Life

Khrysgiana Pineda, Staff Writer
February 28
Filed under ARTS, Books

In her reading and talkback about her book "Startup Your Life: Hustle and Hack Your Way to Happiness," former NYU professor Anna Akbari gave students an evening of advice we could all likely use (hint: get hungry).

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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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How to Get Your Textbooks Cheaply and Quickly

How to Get Your Textbooks Cheaply and Quickly

Taylor Nicole Rogers, Features Editor
January 31
Filed under FEATURES, TOP STORIES

At this point in the semester you have no excuse not to have all the books you need for your classes. Here’s how to save hundreds and get your books by the end of the week.

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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 26
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
Filed under ARTS, Books

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
Filed under ARTS, Books

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
Filed under ARTS, Books, TOP STORIES

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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