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Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o Speaks At East Village Festival

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o Speaks At East Village Festival

By Brooke LaMantia, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under Arts, Books

On Wednesday night, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o gathered at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe to discuss his new book “Wrestling with the Devil” and the concept of decolonizing our minds.

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The Long Lost Letters of Sylvia Plath

The Long Lost Letters of Sylvia Plath

By Devanshi Khetarpal, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Arts, Books, Uncategorized

Karen Kukil and Peter K. Steinberg worked tirelessly for years to put together a collection of Sylvia Plath's lost letters.

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NYU Grad Explores Love and Marriage in India

NYU Grad Explores Love and Marriage in India

By Devanshi Khetarpal, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018


Filed under Arts, Books

In her new book "The Heart is a Shifting Sea," NYU grad Elizabeth Flock explores the most human and intimate aspects of love and marriage in India.

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A Quiet ‘Resistance’ at Strand Bookstore

A Quiet ‘Resistance’ at Strand Bookstore

By Emma Cotter, Contributing Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts, Books

The Strand Bookstore recently hosted a Q&A with editors and writers from "Women in Resistance" –– a collection of poetry that explores new feminism and the 2016 election.

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WSN Alumnus Alphabetizes Life and Love at NYU

WSN Alumnus Alphabetizes Life and Love at NYU

By Julia Fields, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Books

Ian Mark captures every students’ feelings of loneliness by writing from experience. He lived it and now he shares his story in new book "Love from Amanda to Zoey."

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Paul Auster Considers Conflict and Authorship in Discussion About New Book

Paul Auster Considers Conflict and Authorship in Discussion About New Book

By Emily Fagel, Theater and Books Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Arts, Books

Author Paul Auster discussed his newest book at Symphony Space on Feb. 22 with a special reading from the novel by Michael Stuhlbarg.

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Zadie Smith Talks New Book ‘Feel Free’

Zadie Smith Talks New Book ‘Feel Free’

By Alex Cullina, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under Arts, Books

Acclaimed novelist, essayist and short story writer Zadie Smith gave a talk at Barnes and Noble, where she covered a wide range of topics in her essays.

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Dick and Jane are All Grown Up

Dick and Jane are All Grown Up

By Julia Fields, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under Arts, Books

Author Laura J. Wellington recently released a satirical, self-help book all about the elementaries of dating.

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‘Broken April’: From Page to Stage

‘Broken April’:  From Page to Stage

By Marisa Lopez, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under Arts, Books, Theater

Columbia University recently adapted Ismail Kadare's "Broken April" for the stage in a minimalist, but powerful production.

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Women in White Supremacy: The Second Coming of the KKK

Women in White Supremacy: The Second Coming of the KKK

By Kristina Hayhurst, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under Arts, Books, News, University News

Historian and NYU professor Linda Gordon launched her new book “The Second Coming of the KKK” at the Institute for Public Knowledge on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

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‘At the Strangers’ Gate’ Book Talk with Adam Gopnik

‘At the Strangers’ Gate’ Book Talk with Adam Gopnik

By Marissa Gabrione, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under Arts, Books, Top Stories

Adam Gopnik spoke intimately about his new memoir at the Strand on Sept. 6.

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Book Review: ‘Americanah’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Book Review: ‘Americanah’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

By Jemima McEvoy, Managing Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Arts, Books

I did something unthinkable this summer — I read the Class of 2021’s required reading, “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, for pleasure. And I would recommend for everyone else to do the same.

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