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Topic: book review

The collection features authors like Jia Tolentino, Curtis Sittenfeld and Justin Torres, focusing largely on “currency and sex”

Arts & Culture

Amazon’s newest venture: publishing

March 4, 2021 0 comments

“Inequality. Influence. Fraud. Sabotage. These are the themes of great fiction and our modern economy,” says Amazon, the retail giant currently pressuring employees to go against unionization.

Lauren Oyler’s debut novel, “Fake Accounts,” is an incisive exploration of the internet era, exploring self-awareness and cynicism about the world of social media that the writer and readers can never fully be extricated from.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Our Own “Fake Accounts”: a debut novel for the internet era

February 22, 2021 0 comments

Virginia Woolf wasn’t very online. Neither was Jane Austen, nor Joan Didion. Even Zadie Smith, who started writing after the internet’s inception, has sworn off Twitter.

Author’s portrayal of 1970s “Wild World” takes inspiration from U. life

Arts & Culture

Author’s portrayal of 1970s “Wild World” takes inspiration from U. life

January 24, 2018 1 comment

“Is it better to do the right thing, even if it might be the wrong thing for you personally?” writes alum Peter Rush ’71 in his novel “Wild World.”

Arts & Culture

‘Shitfaced: Musings of a Former Drunk’ addresses alcoholism, undergrad experience

April 27, 2017 1 comment

Seamus Kirst ’13 tells a story that began even before he was born in “Shitfaced: Musings of a Former Drunk.”

Arts & Culture

“The Revelations of Asher” experiments with social justice, identity

February 8, 2017 Comments are Disabled

What does “supreme love” have to do with social justice movements?

Awad MFA’14 pens coming-of-age narrative

Arts & Culture

Awad MFA’14 pens coming-of-age narrative

March 1, 2016 Comments are Disabled

Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating: These are topics Americans have a hard time discussing; these words evade conversation.

‘Date-onomics’ provides explanation for hook-up culture

Arts & Culture

‘Date-onomics’ provides explanation for hook-up culture

February 9, 2016 1 comment

Have you wondered why hookup culture has replaced old-fashioned dating? The explanation is more straightforward than expected.