‘Sweetbitter:’ Seeing Sex From A Female Perspective

At the Brooklyn stop of her book tour, on April 13 at Greenlight Bookstore, author Stephanie Danler explained the namesake of her new book, “Sweetbitter.” In translating Sappho’s poetry Anne Carson, a poet and Classics...

Print Matters Panel Ignores Digital Divide

It’s common knowledge that e-books were a revolutionary creation. The ability to carry a library within a tiny electronic device, delighted readers and terrified the publishers who thrived off of print. E-books were a...

Poignant Poetry Grand Slam Sends Five NYU Students to Compete in Finals

It’s no secret that slam poetry leans towards the political, the emotional and the controversial, but this weekend’s Grand Slam, hosted by Slam! at NYU at Kimmel’s Rosenthal Center, was a slam for the...

Book Club Welcomes East Village Bibliophiles, Coffee-Lovers and Wine-Enthusiasts

This time of year calls for soft sweaters, warm drinks and good books. Imagine sitting at a cozy bookshop, in a soft leather chair, beside a fireplace mantel that flickers with the lights of...

Dunham maks feminist views accessible in memoir

Conversations about Lena Dunham generally devolve into one of three topics — the nudity on “Girls,” the sex on “Girls” or Dunham’s talent as a writer. “Girls,” a series on HBO written by and...

5 Books About Motherhood for Mother’s Day

Relationships are hard. Relationships with our parents can be even harder. In honor of Mother’s Day, here are five books that explore motherhood and the ways it intersects with complicated issues like infertility, adoption,...

‘PhDeath:’ The NYU Murder Mystery

James P. Carse, professor emeritus of history and literature of religion at NYU, knows the university better than anyone. He was the director of Religious Studies for 30 years, and his time at NYU...

Five Books by and About Women for International Women’s Day

Beyond the Bechdel Test, I’ve found that my standards for gender equality in books are basically nonexistent. In honor of International Women’s Day, here are five refreshing books, written by women from different eras,...

This kid thinks he’s freaking Hemingway

Ernie Miller, a CAS freshman majoring in English, took a long drag from a cigarette while sitting on a stoop a few paces from Brittany Residence Hall. He can usually be found here or...

‘At the Strangers’ Gate’ Book Talk with Adam Gopnik

“A 9x11 room was the size of the universe that Martha and I shared,” Adam Gopnik confessed as he stared lovingly into the eyes of his wife Martha Parker. He reminisced on his memorable...

Insightful ‘Christodora’ Explores Gay Activism

In the rush of traffic jams and missed meetings, it’s all too easy to forget about the mythical beauty that surrounds New York City when you’re too caught up living in it. Tim Murphy’s...

NYU Grad Explores Love and Marriage in India

In a cozy nook of McNally Jackson Independent Booksellers and Cafe in Williamsburg, an audience sat awaiting Elizabeth Flock to read from her debut book, “The Heart is a Shifting Sea: Love and Marriage...
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