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‘Cezanne et Moi’ Brings to Life the Friendship of Two Great Artists

‘Cezanne et Moi’ Brings to Life the Friendship of Two Great Artists

By Tristen Calderon, Staff Writer

April 3, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

A new French film follows the sometimes volatile relationship between the Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne and novelist Émile Zola.

Teen Drama ‘Before I Fall’ Flirts with High Art

Teen Drama ‘Before I Fall’ Flirts with High Art

By Matthew Holman, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film, Uncategorized

Ry Russo-Young's film interpretation of the young adult hit "Before I Fall" isn't worth seeing just because it's well-done — it's worth it because it's one of the most well-done teen flicks made to date.

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.

Individual Interpretation in Literature on the Decline

Individual Interpretation in Literature on the Decline

By Jack Campbell, Contributing Writer

October 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

There is a fundamental difference between reading a book and reading about a book.

Graduate student reflects on book publishing, literary goals

Graduate student reflects on book publishing, literary goals

By Anna Ferkingstad

November 17, 2014


Filed under Features

Railonama, a novel published by an NYU student Anupama Sharma, started as a spontaneous goal to be an author before the age of 30.

Journalist chronicles student startup

Journalist chronicles student startup

By Dhriti Tandon

October 20, 2014


Filed under Features

In his book “More Awesome than Money,” New York Times journalist Jim Dwyer penned the journey of four NYU ‘10 alumni Daniel Grippi, Maxwell Salzberg, Raphael Sofaer and Ilya Zhitomirskiy, who attempted to create a new social network tool called Diaspora.

Amtrak sponsors train residency

Amtrak sponsors train residency

By Kendall Levison

October 6, 2014


Filed under Features

Three NYU professors were recently selected to be a part of a residency program by Amtrak that allows writers to go on a long train ride and write.

NYU alumna, Fordham professor co-write ‘Pure Bronx’

NYU alumna, Fordham professor co-write ‘Pure Bronx’

September 16, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, Features

  Ever since hip-hop’s rapid rise to mainstream popularity in the ’90s, the genre’s artists have consistently brought listeners the underexposed stories of the urban underbelly. The evolution of hip-hop has also inspired a literature movement that drew on these them...

Pulitzer Prize-winner falls short in ‘This Is How You Lose Her’

Pulitzer Prize-winner falls short in ‘This Is How You Lose Her’

September 13, 2012


Filed under Arts

“I’m not a bad guy,” Junot Diaz writes to begin his short story collection,“This Is How You Lose Her.” From there, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author jumps into nine vignettes that revolve around love. The stories mostly focus on Yunior and his brother, Rafa, young immigrants who came to...