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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.

Climbing to Success With ‘Ladder’

Climbing to Success With ‘Ladder’

By Michael Landes, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2016


Filed under Arts, Books

In a comfortable, candid conversation at McNally-Jackson Books last week, author Jamie Duclos-Yourdon shared the inspirations and influences behind his new book, "Froelich's Ladder."

Judy Blume talks NYU in the ’50s, latest novel

Judy Blume talks NYU in the ’50s, latest novel

By Aicha Fall, Contributing Writer

November 23, 2015


Filed under Features

WSN interviews NYU alumna Judy Blume.

Clive Thompson shares journalistic wisdom

Clive Thompson shares journalistic wisdom

By Romie Williams, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2014


Filed under News

Coverage of the NYU School of Journalism's event hosting Clive Thompson (author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better”) on Sep. 23 at 6pm.

Author remembers Timekeeper in debut novel, students reflect on legacy

Author remembers Timekeeper in debut novel, students reflect on legacy

March 3, 2014


Filed under Features

NYU’S beloved past Timekeeper John Votta is the inspiration for a character in a new book. “The Skinwalker’s Apprentice,” published Feb. 24, is the first of author Claribel Ortega’s  planned trilogy, “Empire Witch Series.” Votta used to stand at the corner of Washington Place and Washi...

Author Reza Aslan visits NYU to discuss religion, history

Author Reza Aslan visits NYU to discuss religion, history

By Kavish Harjai, Staff Writer

September 24, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, News

The New York Times bestselling author Reza Aslan visited NYU yesterday students to give a public lecture about the spread of Islam in the Middle East. Author of “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” met with Professor Zvi Ben-Dor Beite’s Cultures and Context: Islam and Judaism, Inte...

Kosher cook queen gives creative advice at book release

Kosher cook queen gives creative advice at book release

October 30, 2012


Filed under Features

The best piece of advice that Susie Fishbein, world-famous kosher cook and author, can give us is that good cooks don’t need cookbooks. “The key is to cook intuitively,” she said at the start of the Tuesday book release of the 8th edition of her book, “Kosher by Design Cooking Coach.” “...