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Alternate Americas at Reading with Kaitlyn Greenidge, David Means

Alternate Americas at Reading with Kaitlyn Greenidge, David Means

By Michael Landes, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017


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.

Anna Akbari Deconstructs the Business of Life

Anna Akbari Deconstructs the Business of Life

By Khrysgiana Pineda, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017


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).

Failure is Part of the Process

Failure is Part of the  Process

By Michael Landes, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017


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.

Anne Carson: Icon of Intellect

Anne Carson: Icon of Intellect

By Michael Landes, Staff Writer

February 6, 2017


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.

Ottessa Moshfegh: A Breath Of Fresh, Strange Air

Ottessa Moshfegh: A Breath Of Fresh, Strange Air

By Michael Landes, Staff Writer

January 26, 2017


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.

“Here I Am” Is Here and Now

“Here I Am” Is Here and Now

By Alexandra Pierson, Theater and Books Editor

December 5, 2016


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.

When Reporters Become Their Own Stories

When Reporters Become Their Own Stories

By Khrysgiana Pineda, Staff Writer

November 28, 2016


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.

‘PhDeath:’ The NYU Murder Mystery

‘PhDeath:’ The NYU Murder Mystery

By Alexandra Pierson, Theater and Books Editor

November 21, 2016


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.

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

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

By Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor

November 17, 2016


Filed under Arts, Books, Top Stories

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.

‘Gone ‘Til November’ Tells A Different Story

‘Gone ‘Til November’ Tells A Different Story

By Lizzie Essiedu, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Arts, Books, Top Stories

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

Romanoff Deconstructs YA Novel

Romanoff Deconstructs YA Novel

By Khrysgiana Pineda, Staff Writer

October 31, 2016


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.

Insightful ‘Christodora’ Explores Gay Activism

Insightful ‘Christodora’ Explores Gay Activism

By Khrysgiana Pineda, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2016


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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