Amy Hempel and Casey Legler Read at NYU’s Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House

Breaking an Olympic record, in warmups at that, is no easy feat. Neither is building a career on short fiction. On Thursday, NYU’s creative writing program hosted two established authors, Amy Hempel and Casey...

Dick and Jane are All Grown Up

Author Laura J. Wellington recently released her new satirical self-help book all about the elementary days of dating. Titled “What to Do When Jane Knows DICK about Dating: If He Wants You, You Will...

Tina Chang Discusses Race, Motherhood and the Hybrid Nature of Poetry

The Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House filled with anticipation as eager fans awaited Tina Chang’s entrance. In a continuation of the writing center’s “The New Salon” series, Chang, the current Poet Laureate of Brooklyn,...

‘In the Dream House’ Haunts and Enchants

With “Her Body and Other Parties,” Carmen Maria Machado established herself as a writer of inimitable talents. In her memoir, she brings all the same cards to the same table, but this time, it’s...

Triple Threat Professors

From French medieval history and biology to feminist studies and film, NYU professors know it all. They don’t just teach, though. In addition to lecturing, many professors also write books and conduct their own...

Hasan Minhaj Talks Muslim Community and the Hustle at PEN World Voices

When Wajahat Ali asked how Hasan Minhaj persuades the “modern whites,” or the white gatekeepers of the entertainment industry, to fund his projects, Minhaj explained the necessary audacity to believe in one’s projects. Minhaj’s optimistic...

Zadie Smith Talks New Book ‘Feel Free’

“It’s a profound misunderstanding of what life is for,” Zadie Smith said last Thursday, speaking about the nature of celebrity and those who strive for it. “What are you aspiring to?” she asked. Smith was...

Risk and Reward in Film Adaptations

You know that feeling when it’s announced that your favorite book is becoming a movie? More books than you can imagine have been adapted into movies, and in movies you thought were created from...

‘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...

A Bone of Contention: Ireland Wants James Joyce Back

Halloween is approaching, and one literary legend may be rising from the dead. To be relocated and reinterred, that is. James Joyce is currently buried with his wife Nora Barnacle at the Fluntern Cemetery...

Three Ways to Take Advantage of NYC’s Lesser-Known Theater and Literary Scenes

Between studying for exams, spending time with friends and taking necessary power naps, finding extra time to indulge in any sort of play or book is a luxury. Even if someone can squeeze a...

Anna Akbari Deconstructs the Business of Life

Anna Akbari, an NYU alum and former professor in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication and the Department of Art and Art Professions, has found a formula that helps us overcome the life’s...
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