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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.

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).

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.

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.

Living a Fairy Tale — But Not Like That

Living a Fairy Tale — But Not Like That

By Khrysgiana Pineda, Contributing Writer

October 6, 2016


Filed under Arts, Theater

We all know the struggle of not letting an errant curse slip in front of young children, but what happens when you have to doctor your entire life to be appropriate for third graders?