In ‘Disorientation,’ a college campus is fertile ground for absurdist comedy

Elaine Hsieh Chou’s “Disorientation” is a hyperactive satire so funny it almost makes the reader forget about the serious societal issues that undergird the humor. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2022-03-23 14:07:29 UTC ]
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EA dips back into college football with Campus Legends event in Madden NFL 22

Electronic Arts is dipping back into college football with a limited-time mode in Madden NFL 22. The Campus Legends mode features ten school teams, including rosters filled with college football icons, as well as current and former NFL stars who are alumni of those squads.The event is available... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2021-08-31 17:25:25 UTC ]
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On college campuses, managing the tension between inclusion and ideas

Michael S. Roth explores political correctness and free speech in a divisive age. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-08-30 12:31:08 UTC ]
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Wales provides fertile ground for independent presses both old and new

James Griffiths of up and coming indie Panther Publishing and Ashley Drake, founder of industry stalwart Welsh Academic Press, discuss how their businesses have evolved. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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As colleges ditch books, the future of the campus library is changing

As major universities like UC Berkeley abandon traditional book collections, the role of campus libraries is starting to look a little different from the good old days of an offline era. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2017-04-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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National College Store Association Gears Up to Fight for Independent Campus Bookstores

As the number of independent campus stores dwindles precipitously, NACS is making the preservation of indies its top priority. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Camex 2015: College Stores Revamp; Amazon, Indies Arrive on Campus

Five years ago, the National Association of College Stores issued a white paper that looked forward to what the state of the college store would be in 2015. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-02-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Unveils First Staffed Location On a College Campus

Purdue University, the second of three colleges in the country to have a co-branded online store with Amazon, now has the first staffed campus location from the e-tailer. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-02-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon at Your Campus: The Next-Generation Campus Store

Last week, Amazon quietly opened its second physical campus store at Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Ind. The company opened its first Amazon Campus store—a 2,360-sq.-ft. location—at Purdue’s Krach Leadership Center on February 3. A third Amazon store (roughly 3,000 sq. ft.) is slated to... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Russian plane grounded at Pearson airport racks up massive parking bill

A Russian cargo plane stranded at Toronto Pearson International Airport is racking up parking fees of more than $1,000 per day. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2022-06-02 18:22:24 UTC ]
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Rising book bans: Grounds for moral panic?

Books in schools and libraries increasingly have targets on their spines. The more partisan the battle has become, the more it manifests as a power struggle, rather than an effort to best serve children. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2022-02-09 18:11:00 UTC ]
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Welbeck Flame lands Scott Whyte's children's comedy in two-book deal

Welbeck Flame has acquired The Asparagus Bunch, a "fresh, irreverent" children’s novel by debut author Jessica Scott Whyte, secured in a two-book deal.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-12-12 18:19:43 UTC ]
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Gary Shteyngart’s ‘Our Country Friends’ is the darkly brilliant comedy we need right now

Caustic irony mixed with poignancy and melancholy are an effective tonic for coping with pandemic fatigue. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-11-02 14:00:00 UTC ]
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Nielsen begins rating college sports teams on marketing potential

The Nielsen Impact Score is meant to help schools recruit players who can now make money off endorsement deals under ‘NIL.’  Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2021-10-26 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Sarah Gilmartin | 'I loved writing and I knew I wanted to continue to do it after college'

Sarah Gilmartin admits "there has been a game-keeper turned poacher headline” in the Irish press in the run-up to the release of her début novel, after putting in eight years as a literary critic for the Irish Times. And she was a very specific sort of gamekeeper, as her brief for the Times was... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-10 12:32:50 UTC ]
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S.J. Perelman was a master of comedy. Nearly a century later, his work still delivers laughs.

Adam Gopnik, the editor of a new Perelman anthology, discusses the humorist’s work. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-08-25 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Francine Prose’s ‘The Vixen’ turns Cold War paranoia into smart comedy

‘The Vixen’ offers an illuminating reflection on the slippery nature of truth in America, then and now. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-07-06 15:13:54 UTC ]
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Robert Hollander, towering scholar of Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy,’ dies at 87

With his wife, Jean Hollander, he produced an English translation of ‘The Divine Comedy’ that was hailed as a masterpiece. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-06-17 12:20:06 UTC ]
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Get to Know These 9 Manhwa and Manga Set in College

Classes, relationships, newfound independence, and more: these manga and manhwa set in college explore several facets of campus life, including A Sign of Affection by Suu Morishita. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-06-04 10:36:00 UTC ]
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L.A. is gloriously unstable ground for Sarah Shun-lien Bynum's slippery stories

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, author of the story collection "Likes," a finalist for the Times Book Prize in fiction, talks about her destabilizing work. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-04-08 13:30:24 UTC ]
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