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Hear Thy Word

Hear Thy Word

By Sarah Jackson, Contributing Writer

March 22, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

When teachers assign books they wrote as class textbooks, it puts students in an interesting position.

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.

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.

How to Get Your Textbooks Cheaply and Quickly

How to Get Your Textbooks Cheaply and Quickly

By Taylor Nicole Rogers, Features Editor

January 31, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

At this point in the semester you have no excuse not to have all the books you need for your classes. Here’s how to save hundreds and get your books by the end of the week.

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.

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