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Brendan Slocumb’s second novel, “Symphony of Secrets,” delivers with metaphoric discussions on white privilege and racial discrimination without breaking the flow of the story.

Review: Thrilling novel filled with music and plot twists

By Julia Wallace, Contributing Writer May 4, 2023
The fast-paced and thrilling novel "Symphony of Secrets" promises a long career for talented writer Brendan Slocumb.
Chain of Thorns follows nine different characters within Cassandra Clares fantastical, demon-ridden world.

Review: ‘The Last Hours’ series finale disappoints

By Kalysta Donaghy-Robinson, Assistant Photo Editor February 15, 2023
After a two-year-wait for the finale of Cassandra Clare's "The Last Hours" trilogy, fans leave the story feeling dissapointed by the conclusion.
Six years after the release of the bestselling novel It Ends With Us, author Colleen Hoover returns with a sequel that more than lives up to the hype.

Review: Colleen Hoover delivers exceptional sequel

By Kinsey Burr, Contributing Writer October 26, 2022
"It Starts With Us" sees protagonist Lily Bloom dealing with the ghosts of her past in the aftermath of leaving her abusive husband.
“A Bright Ray of Darkness” is a backstage dark-comedy about an actor’s fall from grace, written by Hollywood big name Ethan Hawke.

Review: Author writes about actor’s plights of identity

By Elijah de Castro, Staff Writer March 1, 2021
“A Bright Ray of Darkness” is a backstage dark-comedy about an actor’s fall from grace, written by Hollywood big name Ethan Hawke.
Freshman Greta Unetich poses with her book, Look Both Ways.

IC freshman self-publishes poetry book

By Anna De Luca, Staff Writer February 12, 2020
Ithaca College freshman Greta Unetich self-published a book of her own poems.
Ithaca College native and author Sasha Sagan wrote her first full-length book that focuses on her life, family, relationship with religion and the scientific method.

Q&A: Ithaca native explores science and religion in first book

By Vivian Goldstein November 5, 2019

Ithaca native Sasha Sagan wrote her first full-length novel, “For Small Creatures Such As We: Rituals for Meaning in Our Unlikely World,” focusing on her family history, experience with religion and...

Rapper Logics fiction novel revolves around a starving artist trying to live his dream: a theme also somewhat autobiographical.

Review: Logic’s captivating novel is full of saturated nuance

By James Baratta, Staff Writer April 28, 2019

Behind a bright red and yellow cover, Maryland-based rapper Logic unveils his debut novel and New York Times Best Seller “Supermarket.” “Supermarket” is set in a present-day fictional version...

After is a movie based off of a book written by Anna Todd by the same name. Although the movie remedies some glaring offenses from the book, the film still perpetuates dangerous stereotypes about women and relationships.

Review: Adapted romance film ‘After’ just as problematic as book

By Liza Gillespie, Staff Writer April 16, 2019

“After” takes a problematic fanfiction and turns it into a frustrating and predictable movie. The story follows Tessa Young (Josephine Langford), a sheltered college freshman who begins a tumultuous...

Freshman Frankie Walls is compiling “Into the Garden”: a book of poetry and other art aimed at encompassing and empowering womanhood. She is working to expand the collection and acquire a publicist.

Student publication plants seeds of empowerment

By James Baratta January 22, 2019

Ithaca College freshman Frankie Walls was sitting in the Rowland Hall lounge, having a study session with her friends when she shared some poems she wrote about female identity and sexual assault. Walls...

The Circle is based off the bestselling book by Dave Eggers. It details the the inner workings of a massive tech company as it expands its power and encroaches on the private lives of its users.

Review: ‘The Circle’ falls disastrously flat

By Jake Leary, Assistant Life and Culture Editor May 2, 2017
"The Circle" is another in a long line of science fiction films that recklessly damns innovation without acknowledging the necessity of advancement.
Ada Limon (pictured), award-winning author of ‘“Bright Dead Things,” will speak at the Dinguished Visiting Writer Workshop and review the writing of Ithaca College students.

IC’s Visiting Writers Series Workshop welcomes poet Ada Limon

By Silas White, Staff Writer September 14, 2016
The Distinguished Visiting Writer Workshop is a one-credit course at the college that allows students to attend readings by three distinguished authors: one poet, one nonfiction writer, which will be Kiese Laymon and one fiction writer, which will be Dana Spiotta. Students also get the opportunity to study under and conference individually with one writer in the area of their choosing. For example, students interested in poetry will submit poem samples and conference with Limón. Each author also teaches two 90-minute classes throughout the semester that all students attend regardless of their concentration. Limón is the author of four books of poetry, including “Bright Dead Things,” which was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year, according to The New York Times. Her work explores issues of identity, relationships and language from both personal and worldly perspectives.
Jerry Mirskin, associate professor of writing, poses with his latest collection of poetry April 30 in his office. Mirskins latest book of poetry, titled Crepuscular Non Driveway, is his third published collection.

Writing professor publishes collection of poems

By Evin Billington, Accent Editor April 30, 2014
Jerry Mirskin, associate professor of writing, recently released "Crepuscular Non Driveway," his third collection of poetry.
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