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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.

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.

‘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.

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.

‘Sweetbitter:’ Seeing Sex From A Female Perspective

‘Sweetbitter:’ Seeing Sex From A Female Perspective

By Nicolette Natale, Contributing Writer

April 24, 2017


Filed under Arts, Books

After centuries of mistranslation of the original Greek word that we know as "bittersweet," author Stephanie Danler is putting the translation — and female sexual consent — into a new light.

Triple Threat Professors

Triple Threat Professors

By Han Wang, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under Arts, Books, Top Stories

While some students might groan at the idea of reading their professor's book for class, they often don't know what went into making it.

For Our Own Good: Art, Health and Well-Being

For Our Own Good: Art, Health and Well-Being

By Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Books

Where everything else fails, art can be our best chance at connecting with each other — even and especially when it comes to our health.

Risk and Reward in Film Adaptations

Risk and Reward in Film Adaptations

By Caroline Zemsky, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Books

What makes a great book doesn't always make a great movie. The transition from a book to its film adaptation can be a tricky one — with creative liberties taken that divert greatly from the source material, resulting in fans who aren't always pleased.

The Guitarist’s Nobel

The Guitarist’s Nobel

By Michael Landes, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts, Books

Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in literature last year, leading many to wonder — do song lyrics genuinely qualify as literature?

Ariel Levy Navigates Life, Love in ‘The Rules Do Not Apply’

Ariel Levy Navigates Life, Love in ‘The Rules Do Not Apply’

By Khrysgiana Pineda, Staff Writer

April 3, 2017


Filed under Arts, Books

Journalist and author Ariel Levy's reading for her new memoir "The Rules Do Not Apply" was a frank, enjoyable and lighthearted evening despite the taboo topics she spoke about.

‘Black Renaissance Noire’ Marks Newest Issue

‘Black Renaissance Noire’ Marks Newest Issue

By Khrysgiana Pineda, Staff Writer

March 27, 2017


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.

Staff Recs: Break Book Fantasies

Staff Recs: Break Book Fantasies

By WSN Staff

March 9, 2017


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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