Sunday, January 24, 2021 - 2:02pm
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What more can be said about 2020 C.E.? The chaotic and trying leap year stress-tested America and the University’s crisis infrastructure and leadership. For better and for worse, 2020 disrupted our daily patterns and forced us to reimagine our known world. With this in mind, the Daily Book Review submits two Best of Books lists for consideration. The first list details four books our writers believe to be among best published in 2020. Within this list, you can find this year’s Man Booker Prize winner and Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games addendum. The second list is more personal.

Sunday, January 24, 2021 - 1:57pm
NOSELL

Congratulations. I don’t think a single person who lived through the horror show of 2020 deserves to start the year reading any other word. Through a pandemic, the culmination of years of social unrest and billions of other things, you, reader, survived. But, let’s take a second to examine these billions of moments that made up our hell year. Digital culture moves fast, speeding by so quickly that it’s amazing when something manages to stick in our collective consciousness for more than a mere moment. 

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 9:04pm
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I have something that I’d like to admit. If you’ve ever FaceTimed me in the past seven or so years and I’ve answered on my computer, I’ve almost certainly been playing the online computer game Curveball while we speak. It’s a simple game: essentially the famous arcade game “Pong” but in 3D. You serve a little green ball to the computer with your transparent paddle, the computer returns the ball to you (perhaps with a little curve on higher levels) and so on.

Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 8:43pm
NOSELL

Regardless of what’s been going on in the outside world, 2020 was a pretty major year for games.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 11:52am
NOSELL

It is difficult to imagine myself on the path I might be on had I not read the books I have read. I have often heard about “the moral of the story,” but life is rarely so straightforward. Few stories have a lesson, but every story can be learned from. In lieu of a dissertation on one book, expounding interpretations pulled from subtext so deep it may as well be imagined, here is a tour of a few subtler points I have picked up on a problematic and elusive topic: consciousness. 

Monday, December 7, 2020 - 4:33pm
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“I know it’s an unusual name, but my mother is rather a fan of word games. And Enola spelled backward reads, well, ‘alone,’” Enola mentions at the beginning of “The Case of the Missing Marquess.”

Drawn into this lonely girl’s story, my fifth-grade self quickly read through all the pages, hoping that Enola would find some consolation for her gloomy circumstances. Left by her mother and neglected by her older brothers, I desperately wanted Enola to find some solace. 

Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 2:40pm
Marlon Brando (NOSELL)

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Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 1:37pm
Author J.K. Rowling during a "Beyond the Page" interview with Scholastic (NOSELL)

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Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 1:21pm
Fiona Apple gives her infamous 1997 speech at the Video Music Awards (NOSELL)

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“This world is bullshit.” 

After a tumultuous past year (to put it lightly), you’re probably nodding your head in agreement. But 23 years ago, this statement provoked a slightly more severe reaction.  

Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 1:17pm
Can the Bard be canceled? (NOSELL)

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