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Teen Drama ‘Before I Fall’ Flirts with High Art

Teen Drama ‘Before I Fall’ Flirts with High Art

Matthew Holman, Staff Writer
March 9
Filed under ARTS, Film, Uncategorized

Ry Russo-Young's film interpretation of the young adult hit "Before I Fall" isn't worth seeing just because it's well-done — it's worth it because it's one of the most well-done teen flicks made to date.

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Romanoff Deconstructs YA Novel

Romanoff Deconstructs YA Novel

Khrysgiana Pineda, Staff Writer
October 31
Filed under ARTS, Books

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
Filed under ARTS, Books

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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Individual Interpretation in Literature on the Decline

Individual Interpretation in Literature on the Decline

Jack Campbell, Contributing Writer
October 20
Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

There is a fundamental difference between reading a book and reading about a book.

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Graduate student reflects on book publishing, literary goals

Graduate student reflects on book publishing, literary goals

Anna Ferkingstad
November 17
Filed under FEATURES

Railonama, a novel published by an NYU student Anupama Sharma, started as a spontaneous goal to be an author before the age of 30.

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Journalist chronicles student startup

Journalist chronicles student startup

Dhriti Tandon
October 20
Filed under FEATURES

In his book “More Awesome than Money,” New York Times journalist Jim Dwyer penned the journey of four NYU ‘10 alumni Daniel Grippi, Maxwell Salzberg, Raphael Sofaer and Ilya Zhitomirskiy, who attempted to create a new social network tool called Diaspora.

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Amtrak sponsors train residency

Amtrak sponsors train residency

Kendall Levison
October 6
Filed under FEATURES

Three NYU professors were recently selected to be a part of a residency program by Amtrak that allows writers to go on a long train ride and write.

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NYU alumna, Fordham professor co-write ‘Pure Bronx’

NYU alumna, Fordham professor co-write ‘Pure Bronx’

September 16
Filed under Editor's Picks, FEATURES

  Ever since hip-hop’s rapid rise to mainstream popularity in the ’90s, the genre’s artists have consistently brought listeners the underexposed stories of the urban underbelly. The evolution of hip-hop has also inspired a literature movement that drew on these them...

Pulitzer Prize-winner falls short in ‘This Is How You Lose Her’

Pulitzer Prize-winner falls short in ‘This Is How You Lose Her’

September 13
Filed under ARTS

“I’m not a bad guy,” Junot Diaz writes to begin his short story collection,“This Is How You Lose Her.” From there, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author jumps into nine vignettes that revolve around love. The stories mostly focus on Yunior and his brother, Rafa, young immigrants who came to...

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