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Ron Chernow Explores ‘Grant’ at PEN World Voices

Ron Chernow Explores ‘Grant’ at PEN World Voices

By Emily Fagel, Theater and Books Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Arts, Books

Acclaimed biographer Ron Chernow sat down with MSNBC host Chris Hayes at PEN World Voices Festival this past Sunday to discuss the book “Grant.”

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Hasan Minhaj Talks Muslim Community and the Hustle at PEN World Voices

Hasan Minhaj Talks Muslim Community and the Hustle at PEN World Voices

By Joel Lee, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


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Hasan Minhaj sat down with Wajahat Ali at the PEN World Voices Festival on Sunday to discuss comedy and being Muslim in the era of President Donald Trump.

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Min Jin Lee Talks Representation at ‘West 10th’ Launch

Min Jin Lee Talks Representation at ‘West 10th’ Launch

By Alex Cullina, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Arts, Books

Min Jin Lee, acclaimed author of the bestselling book “Pachinko,” spoke at the official launch of this year's issue of "West 10th," the official journal of NYU's undergraduate Creative Writing program.

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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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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