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‘13 reasons why’: a review

‘13 reasons why’: a review

April 12, 2017

Did you ever wonder what would happen if all the teens in that classic 80s movie had cellphones? Or wh...

‘The Prodigal Rogerson: The tragic, hilarious, and possibly apocryphal story of circle jerks bassist Roger Rogerson in the golden age of LA Punk, 1979-1996’

‘The Prodigal Rogerson: The tragic, hilarious, and possibly apocryphal story of circle jerks bassist Roger Rogerson in the golden age of LA Punk, 1979-1996’

February 21, 2017

Every once in awhile, the music-loving world that enjoys reading is given a unique surprise: something un...

‘UnF#ck Your Brain’  using Science: A Review

‘UnF#ck Your Brain’ using Science: A Review

February 21, 2017

“Unf*ck Your Brain” is crass and too intrusive; it’s claiming to be a self-help book, full of ti...

Before Black Lives  Matter, Six Days in  Cincinnati: A Review

Before Black Lives Matter, Six Days in Cincinnati: A Review

February 21, 2017

The police-involved shooting of 19-year-old Timothy Thomas in April 2001, sparked days of riots and ...

Review: ‘Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution’

Review: ‘Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution’

February 7, 2017

In Julia Alekseyeva memoir “Soviet Daughter,” Alekseyeva pays tribute to her great-grandmother Lola...

NEIU instructor releases new poetry book

NEIU instructor releases new poetry book

October 26, 2016

On Oct. 4 NEIU’s literary journal SEEDS hosted a poetry reading in celebration of the publication ...

Chomsky addresses the state of humanity

Chomsky addresses the state of humanity

October 11, 2016

On Sept. 26, Haymarket Books, a publishing company, hosted Noam Chomsky at the University of Chicago wh...

Review: “Demand the Impossible”

Review: “Demand the Impossible”

October 11, 2016

A revolution is imminent! A new resurgence of progressive ideologies that challenges the conventiona...

‘New Taboos’ Shirley, It’s a Good Book?

April 19, 2016

“New Taboos” is a small collection of writings by John Shirley. It consists of a short story, two ...

Words Imitate Life

Words Imitate Life

February 16, 2016

Randa Jarrar is funny. Randa Jarrar is fearless. Randa Jarrar is a little bit filthy and she is the fourt...

Un-break My Heart

Un-break My Heart

February 2, 2016

Most people have experienced relationship heartache. Thankfully, most aren’t beheaded or sent rathe...

Half A Life, But a Whole Heart

Half A Life, But a Whole Heart

November 3, 2015

“Half a life ago, I killed a girl,” began internationally-bestselling writer, Darin Strauss, as he...