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Author Sarah Lagan and her latest novel, Good Neighbor
Daryl M., February 25, 2021

Sarah Langan, a Columbia MFA graduate with an MS in environmental toxicology, is a three-time recipient of the Bram Stoker Award. One of her previous novels, The Keeper, was a New York Times Editors’ Pick.


George Walker on his album George Walker: Great American Convert Music
Alan Westby, February 25, 2021

George Walker was one of America's most honored composers, having had his works performed by every major orchestra in the country, and was the first African-American composer to win a Pulitzer Prize for music.


twin peaks album cover
Daniel Tures, February 24, 2021

Fans of David Lynch’s cult 1990-91 primetime television show celebrate February 24 as Twin Peaks Day—the day FBI Agent Dale Cooper comes to town to investigate the death of Laura Palmer.


Artwork from the album Black Messiah
Aaron M. Olson, February 24, 2021

Compared at the time of its release to Sly & The Family Stone’s masterpiece There’s A Riot Goin’ On, The Beach Boys’ near-mythical epic


Panteha Abareshi
Hilda Guerrero, February 23, 2021

Panteha Abareshi is an L.A. based artist whose work hones in on chronic illness and disability. Abareshi lives in a body that coexists with sickle cell zero beta thalassemia and their performance-based work reflects the complexities that come with experiencing a body with chronic illness.


Young girl building an electronic device
Mona Gilbert, February 23, 2021

What sparks inventors to create? One can say the ability for inventive thinking is not out of reach. Innovation flourishes when an individual possesses strong problem-solving skills, an active imagination, and has the ability to see possibilities.


One Night in Miami movie poster
Mary McCoy, February 22, 2021

On February 25, 1964, 22-year-old boxer Cassius Clay defeated the heavily favored Sonny Liston to win the heavyweight boxing title in Miami Beach, Florida.


4 award winning books from African American authors

February is African American Heritage Month and we are celebrating with book recommendations from the Social Science, Philosophy & Religion department collection throughout the month. Titles in this two-part series may be just published or returned to the spotlight during this special month.


Author Victoria Gosling and her debut novel, Before the Ruins
Daryl M., February 19, 2021

Victoria Gosling grew up in Wiltshire, England, and studied English Literature at Manchester University. She is the founder of The Reader Berlin, hosting salon nights in Berlin and writers’ retreats in Greece and Italy. She also organizes The Berlin Writing Prize.


Collage of HOWdunit books
Keith Chaffee, February 18, 2021

A man is alone in a room, locked so that no one else can enter. When the door is opened, he is found dead, murdered in a way that would have required the presence of a killer—he’s been shot, perhaps, or stabbed.


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