Monday, November 18, 2019 - 5:01pm
Sarah Salman

Deliciously cult-ish, dark and surprisingly touching, “The Family Upstairs” subverts the traditional mystery-thriller, blending together multiple genres.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 5:05pm
Courtesy of Sadhana Ramaseshadri

What “Cabaret” accomplishes through subtly, “Threnody” accomplishes through utter lack thereof.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 5:37pm
NOSELL

One might even say Equi’s attention to sonic detail brings us back to the “good old days” of poetry, before technology got in the way, but that would be cliched and dismissive of the leaps and bounds we have made since then — a lesson that perhaps Equi herself could learn.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 5:11pm
Maxwell Schwarz

Many see snow as a glacial blanket, suffocating and snuffing out the beauty of fall. But my fellow midwesterners cannot tell me that waking up to a yard full of snow where there was none the night before — with the trees lines with little white clumps and the car covered so heavily that only its imprint is recognizable — is not one of the most beautiful things.

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 6:01pm
Emily Yang

In other words, this book has, in a roundabout way, both the digressiveness and the energy of her novels. The essay form also seems like something of a touchpoint for some of the stories here, in that Smith frequently eschews conflict, plot, and even character development in favor of scene, texture, and voice.

Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 4:38pm
NOSELL

In an era where most games are trying to be experimental or change the industry, many forget that fun should always be the focus.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 5:57pm
Su Hwang

People watching, the search for cultural identity and the subtleties of growing up in the city gracefully intertwine as Su Hwang offers her upbringing to the reader in her poetry collection “Bodega.” Born in Korea shortly before immigrating to New York City, Hwang uses her experiences to develop an expansive collection of memories of partial assimilation that she relays through her collection of poems.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 5:32pm
Sam Kremke

As time goes on, identity is becoming radicalized with respect to its financial viability, and every personal expression can feel like a bid for tangible worth.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 4:18pm
Jo Chang

But, even if this novel is an easy read, it is not a wholly superficial one. It could have been written very poorly, especially in regards to character portrayal.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 5:28pm
NOSELL

Amid the many themes with which this novel grapples, at its core it is a coming-of-age novel about a young girl who must venture out into an unforgiving world alone.