Socrates, Aristotle, Yeezy: It Feels Right

Written by Kylie Warkentin In a conversation with Axel Vervoordt—actually who he is (a curator, designer, and antiquaire named to Architectural Digest‘s inaugural 2018 AD100 Hall of Fame) doesn’t really matter, because Kanye West interviewed him, and it was revealed that Kanye West is writing a philosophy book! Plato is shaking!

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Jane Austen Heroines Ranked in Order by How Much I Want to Be Them

Written by Madalyn Campbell Fanny Price (Mansfield Park) How can I want to be Fanny Price when I am already Fanny Price? She worries a lot, has horrible self-esteem, is too hard on herself, but is also terribly judgmental. She wallows in her own misery, is applauded as a sweet girl, but is often judging…

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Lola by Junot Diaz: Reshaping the Children’s Book Industry

Written by Kiran Gokal Junot Diaz, the Dominican-American author of renowned books This Is How You Lose Her and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, recently released a children’s book called Islandborn which focuses on six-year-old Lola, an Afro-Caribbean girl who came over to the United States so young that she has no memories…

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The Old “New Digital Age”

Written by Sydney Stewart The world is constantly changing. Innovations occur, technology improves, societal customs shift with the times, and the responsibility is placed on the average individual to accept these changes. Yet with innovation comes a slew of new issues and more developments that must be made. While the digital era brings new challenges,…

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African-American-Owned Bookstores on the Rise

Written by Katie Martinez The number of bookstores owned by African Americans has increased recently from around fifty-four in 2014 to about one hundred and eight today, according to an article in Publishers Weekly. As many people continue to turn to the internet with sites like Amazon for their literary needs, many of these smaller…

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University of Hawai’i to Digitize 22 Out-of-Print Books

Written by Andi Feddeler As MobyLives recently reported, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which aims to strengthen and defend humanities and arts through grants and funding to higher institutions, awarded the University of Hawai’i Press a $100,000 grant in order to digitize and distribute twenty-two books that had gone out of print. The Mellon Foundation…

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Review: A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

Written by Kiran Gokal A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry is a riveting and transparent novel that follows four characters in 1975 as they navigate the beaten paths of an India governed by the notorious prime minister of the time, Indira Gandhi.  The harrowing effects of the Emergency Act conducted by Gandhi and the political…

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An Exploration of Diversity in UT Austin’s English Department

Written by Guadalupe Rodriguez When it comes to diversity in the English Department, I would say that UT Austin is a bit more diverse than other schools. That is to say, I’ve consistently seen diverse groups of literature offered as courses during my three-and-a-half-year journey as an English major. My second semester, I took Mexican…

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