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O Tell me the Truth About Love: Advice from W. H. Auden

When I was younger, I used to tip-toe into my father’s study, sit quietly amongst his towering wooden bookshelves, and crane my neck to marvel at the aged, jewel-toned spines of the vintage editions displayed before me. Intricate, golden cursive … Continue reading

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The Goldfinch: The Audience Who Loved it, and the Critics Who Hated it

When Donna Tartt’s much anticipated novel The Goldfinch hit bookstore shelves in 2013, the reaction was instantaneous. Unwary shoppers found themselves caught up in the tidal wave of die-hard Tartt fans who had been waiting over ten years for her … Continue reading

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Sidestepping the Book vs. Movie Debate

“That’s not how it’s supposed to happen.” “She was much more likable in the book.” “How could they leave out James Potter’s backstory?” When it comes to watching a movie that is based off of a book, there’s nothing worse … Continue reading

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Reflections from a Culture-Shocked American

by Arlette Hernandez I had always heard tales about the Promised Land called “college.” Growing up with Cuban immigrant parents, college was little more than a goal I needed to meet so I could earn a degree and break the cycle … Continue reading

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Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”: American Individualism Then and Now By Hannah Denham

  Nineteenth century poet Walt Whitman is heralded as one of the first truly American poets, but for me, he was my first. I’m a little sheepish to admit this, but I discovered Whitman during my middle school days of … Continue reading

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