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Khrysgiana Pineda, Theater and Books Editor

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Khrysgiana Pineda

Khrysgiana Pineda May 7, 2020

Washington Square News fostered my love for journalism and provided me the unique opportunity to grow as a leader and collaborator at New York University. The people I had the...

Playwrights student Sarah Ruhl took a new spin on the classic tale of Peter Pan and shines a new light on childhood.

Photo: Peter Pan, All Grown Up

Sep 5, 2017

Playwrights student Sarah Ruhl took a new spin on the classic tale of Peter Pan and shines a new light on childhood.

Banana Puddin’ Jazz showcased the talent of all kinds of performers at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.

Banana Puddin’ Jazz on Avenue C

Khrysgiana Pineda, Theatre & Books Editor Sep 5, 2017
Rome Neal presents a night of banana puddin’ jazz, vocalists, dance, open mic, and poetry on Avenue C at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.
Jayesh Baldota, an NYU alumnus, founded the Clothing Company, which sells clothes that are made of 100 percent organic cotton and are artificial chemical-free.

The Clothing Co. and What You Didn’t Know About the Ethics of Fashion

Khrysgiana Pineda, Staff Writer Apr 27, 2017
Founder of The Clothing Company and NYU alumnus Jayesh Baldota shares his vision for his line of organic cotton clothing.
Ariel Levy promoted her memoir, “The Rules Do Not Apply,” which centers around her miscarriage. Her reading occurred on March 29.

Ariel Levy Navigates Life, Love in ‘The Rules Do Not Apply’

Khrysgiana Pineda, Staff Writer Apr 3, 2017
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 is a contemporary literature magazine published by NYU’s Institute of African American Affairs. The release of the new issue was marked by poetry readings and sculpture presentations on March 24.

‘Black Renaissance Noire’ Marks Newest Issue

Khrysgiana Pineda, Staff Writer Mar 27, 2017
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, CAS alum and former NYU professor discusses her book, “Startup Your Life: Hustle and Hack Your Way to Happiness” at the NYU Bookstore on Feb. 22.

Anna Akbari Deconstructs the Business of Life

Khrysgiana Pineda, Staff Writer Feb 27, 2017
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 discussing his new novel “They Can’t Kill Us All,” journalist Wesley Lowery reflected on the way the Black Lives Matter movement is intertwined with American history.

When Reporters Become Their Own Stories

Khrysgiana Pineda, Staff Writer Nov 28, 2016
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.
Zan Romanoff visited the Strand to talk about her new novel A Song to Take the World Apart, telling the story of high school kids and the woes of finding love and creativity.

Romanoff Deconstructs YA Novel

Khrysgiana Pineda, Staff Writer Oct 31, 2016
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.
Author Tim Murphy discusses gay activism through his new novel, Christadora, which revolves around the AIDS epidemic and drug addiction.

Insightful ‘Christodora’ Explores Gay Activism

Khrysgiana Pineda, Contributing Writer Oct 24, 2016
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.
Artist Micaela Blai stars in The Secret Life of Your Third Grade Teacher.

Living a Fairy Tale — But Not Like That

Khrysgiana Pineda, Contributing Writer Oct 5, 2016
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?

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