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The Book Nook: ‘The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue’ by Mackenzi Lee

The Book Nook: ‘The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue’ by Mackenzi Lee

November 6, 2018

I knew this book was going to be a new favorite when within 50 pages I encountered LGBTQ+, Feminism,...

‘Tell me how it ends’ reveals daunting effects of parent deportation on children

‘Tell me how it ends’ reveals daunting effects of parent deportation on children

September 11, 2018

As someone who primarily reads fiction, I’m trying to get into reading more nonfiction and came to the...

Children of Blood and Bone Review

Robert Kukla, Arts & Life Editor

May 16, 2018

Filed under Arts & Life, Book Reviews

“Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi has been gaining recognition for the way it weaves African folklore and mythology into an epic fantasy. It tells the story of Zelie, who is sent on a journey to bring magic back to the world of Orisha. Magic has been gone from the land for years after the evil king eradicated ...

Green Arrow: Rebirth ends it’s two year run with ‘The Fall of Green Arrow’

Hussain Khemani, Writer

March 27, 2018

Filed under Book Reviews, Staff Profiles

Issue 38 of Green Arrow “Long Live the Queen”, which was released this March, concludes Benjamin Percy’s two-year run with “Green Arrow: Rebirth.” His series was able to return the character of Green Arrow to his social justice roots and make him a hero fighting against the establishment. This was a welcomed move as...

Comic Review: New characters, old favorites

Hussain Khemani, Writer

March 14, 2018

Filed under Book Reviews

Tom King’s latest Batman story pits Batman and Catwoman against one of Batman’s most infamous enemies, Pamela Isley, a.k.a Poison Ivy. This arc immediately shows that Ivy is a true force to be reckoned with as she essentially has the entire world under control. King’s goal in writing this issue was to demonstrate Ivy’s...

Sex, Privacy and Culture: ‘ The Selfie Generation’

Sex, Privacy and Culture: ‘ The Selfie Generation’

January 30, 2018

In recent years the world has been taken over by the selfie; a picture that someone takes of themselve...

‘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's 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 ...

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