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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...

Visiting Writers Series: “Jesus Land” Author Visits

Visiting Writers Series: “Jesus Land” Author Visits

October 21, 2014

“I tried to become a woman that night in a way that was reckless beyond my comprehension,” reminisced writer Julia Scheeres in her recent essay, “T...

Review: ‘Seconds: A Graphic Novel’

Review: ‘Seconds: A Graphic Novel’

October 7, 2014

It’s official; the mid-twenties quest for direction is the new teen angst. Or if you’ve read Bryan Lee O' Malley's last couple of works you...

Brad Watson Kicks-Off the Visiting Writer’s Series

Brad Watson Kicks-Off the Visiting Writer’s Series

September 23, 2014

Since 2012, NEIU has been the host to The Visiting Writers Series which brings published authors and members of the campus community together to discuss c...

Review: “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed”

September 23, 2014

“When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed” is the new novel by English professor Bradley Greenburg....

Images Worth a Thousand Words

Images Worth a Thousand Words

March 26, 2013

  4 of out 5 Stars Sara Lee, Eli’s Cheesecake, and Crate and Barrel all began their careers in Chicago. But that’s not all they have in common. These prominent companies were...

The Song of Songs Sung at NEIU

The Song of Songs Sung at NEIU

March 26, 2013

  Visiting performance artist Rachel Berkman graced Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) wi...

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