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Let’s Workshop It Out

literati and that pretentious lit-ass hustle

In 1903, the university began to embrace the discipline of creative writing—a separate and distinct area of expertise from social practice writing such as journalism and basic proficiency in language. According to D. G. Myers, whose book Elephants Teach is the first published history of creative writing, writing as art built upon social practice writing’s…

The Hardy Brothers: Happy Hunting

Dear Hardy Brothers, Now that I am an upperclasswoman, I can’t decide what to do: should I find myself a silver fox or play cougar and prey on some freshmeat? Confused, On the Prowl JOE: Sharpen your claws, but soften your paws, OP. It’s huntin’ time. Having been on the receiving end of some cougar…

You Are the Music While the Music Lasts

the post- playlist

A brief collection of tracks I’ve stumbled upon recently.  Some old, some new, some borrowed, and maybe even some blues.  But I’m not wedded to the idea of going it alone; send along a list of your own or a suggestion for mine to post.mag.music@gmail.com. “Soul Raga” by Mehr Pooya On the off-chance that ’70s…

Keep it on the Newsstands

The September Issue ain’t worth a subscription

Work it, girl. The recently released documentary The September Issue, offers a beneath-the-skirt peek at the eccentric world of high fashion, as director R.J. Cutler’s documentary exposes the not-so-pretty inner workings of American Vogue — the magazine that dictates, with Talmud-like authority, what will be in and what will be so out. But in the end, you’re…

Sleuths and Students

a look at what’s new on tv

Community Review High school may be television’s most overused format. From Gossip Girl to Freaks and Geeks, television shows have attempted to portray life as a student from an exhausting variety of angles. The thought of watching the same jock, nerd, spoiled girl, and rebel parade around their school again and again is nauseating. But imagine being…