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,...

Terrance Hayes Opens Fall Reading Series

On Sept. 8, the NYU Creative Writing Program kicked off its Fall 2016 Reading Series with a poetry reading featuring the Distinguished Poet-in-Residence Terrance Hayes. A crowd of students, alumni, faculty and general poetry...

‘Gone ‘Til November’ Tells A Different Story

To the world, Lil Wayne is the rap legend who has collaborated with every artist in the business and blessed the world with the talents of Drake and Nicki Minaj. But in his new...

Min Jin Lee Talks Representation at ‘West 10th’ Launch

Min Jin Lee, acclaimed author of the bestselling book “Pachinko,” spoke at the official launch of this year’s issue of “West 10th,” the official journal of NYU’s undergraduate Creative Writing program. Held at NYU’s Lillian...

The Magic of Young Adult Publishing

The Strand Bookstore, a jewel of Greenwich Village, hosted a panel on children’s and young adult publishing on Wednesday, Sept 7, starring executive editor and author Cheryl Klein’s instructively enriching latest novel, “The Magic...

Start the Semester Off on the Write Foot

Whether it’s Writing the Essay, Cultural Foundations or any other text-based course you are taking this semester, most students will inevitably have to write multitudinous essays. Though reading and writing are not everyone’s favorite...

Paul Auster Considers Conflict and Authorship in Discussion About New Book

On Thursday evening, acclaimed author Paul Auster spoke at Symphony Space about dichotomy, adolescence and his recently released novel, “4321.” Actor Michael Stuhlbarg — who is featured in three of the current Best Picture...

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...

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o Speaks At East Village Festival

On Wednesday night, deep in the East Village, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o gathered at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe to discuss his new book “Wrestling with the Devil” and the concept of decolonizing our minds. The...

For Our Own Good: Art, Health and Well-Being

Leslie Jamison’s essay “The Devil’s Bait” explores the world of Morgellons disease — a medically unofficial diagnosis for a condition that can manifest itself in many symptoms including inexplicable pain, the sensation of formication...

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...

The Understated Magic of Short Stories

Short stories, in theory, would fit right in with this age of short attention spans and quick consumption… but they aren’t. While they’re usually no more than 10 thousand words, available in bite-sized pieces...
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