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Best-selling author Christopher Tilghman visits Lawrence

Best-selling and award-winning writer Christopher Tilghman, author of the novels “Mason’s Retreat” and “The Right-Hand Shore” and professor at the University of Virginia creative writing MFA program, visited Lawrence this reading period. On Thursday afternoon, he began his visit with a reading and question-and-answer session in the Pusey room of the Warch Campus Center. Tilghman

“The Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller

I’ve never enjoyed reading myths, perhaps because they’re just that — myth — and meant for people to pass on through oral tradition rather than the written word. The bare-bone prose, often without descriptive detail, character depth, or dialogue, always leaves me somewhat bored and unsatisfied, even as I recognize that these are some of

Wade Fernandez educates about Native American music

On Friday, Feb. 21, musician Wade Fernandez performed a concert in the Nathan Marsh Pusey Room of the Warch Campus Center. He created a casual, collaborative space while playing a broad range of works. Fernandez is a talented Menominee multi-instrumentalist who plays American Indian instruments as well as Western-style instruments. He plays various flutes with

“Will Grayson, Will Grayson” explores relationships and emotions in YA lit

There’s even more hype than usual surrounding Young Adult literature author and internet sensation John Green as the June 6, 2014 release date for the movie adaptation of his best-selling novel “The Fault in Our Stars” approaches. Although I loved “The Fault in Our Stars” and consider it one of his best novels, I would

Sannidhi performance blends art forms

The Ragamala dance ensemble performed Aparna Ramaswamy’s “Sannidhi” on Wednesday, Jan. 22 in Stansbury Theatre as part of the 2013-2014 Dance Series. Ragamala blends dance, poetry, and music that incorporate both Eastern and Western artistic and cultural traditions. Its artistic directors and main dancers, Aparna and Ranee Ramaswarmy, a mother and daughter duo, build upon

Diana Wynne Jones’s “Charmed Life” pioneers themes of the fantasy genre

“Charmed Life” is the first installment in beloved fantasy writer Diana Wynne Jones’s Chrestomanci series, which marries the British tradition of stories about orphans sent to live at the estates of wealthy relatives with a story of young witches and wizards growing into their magic. “Charmed Life” was first published in 1977, but I only