Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 5:04pm

Looking for a socially distanced way to spend Halloween without missing out on the spooky spirit? Here are five Halloween reads that will make you feel less alone this Halloween. Make sure to check under the bed and in the closet every few pages.

-Andrew Pluta, Daily Book Review Editor


“The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 5:18pm

Every so often a book comes along that is so puzzling, so brutal and so honest that you almost want to keep it a secret. But this kind of book is also too good to keep to yourself — you want to allude to it and pepper it into conversation in the hope that one day, just maybe, someone will recognize the title. And it will feel like the two of you are in a secret club, sharing this secret story and its secret world of violence and triumph and destitution.

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 4:50pm

It is 2013 and I am a seventh grader. My history teacher is lecturing us on Medieval Europe, but I'm not listening. As my classmates furiously take notes on the feudal system, my friend Ian and I are focused on something much more important. Fourteen-year-old Seventh Woods high school basketball mixtape had just dropped on HoopMixtape’s Youtube channel, and it was nothing short of incredible.

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 4:30pm

There’s something inherently romantic about the fantasy of leaving the hustle and bustle of a city for the calm, uninhabited serenity of nature. Pack up your clothes, tell your landlord where to stick it and buy a one-way ticket to a new life in the wilderness, learn how to be one with nature and hopefully find yourself in the process. 

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 3:54pm

It’s hard to imagine a time when watching videos on the internet was not a simple, unified process. I certainly can’t, my youth allowed me to skip the era of downloading the latest 240p movie trailer from the Pirate Bay using dial-up internet, feeling the joy and anticipation of the prize waiting for you in forty-five minutes — wait, no now it’s twenty, but now it’s an hour, well maybe just sleep and watch it when you wake up. By the time I discovered the joys of watching videos, the whole process was much simpler: go to 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 6:04pm

Emily Montes is 5 years old, TikTok famous and may have just dropped one of the most important albums of the year.

Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 5:51pm
But I think Wallace was something else: a deeply troubled pop-hero who left his mark on the world through his art, his terror and his public presence.

This article is a part of the Arts b-side on Icons. For a full look at our b-side pieces exploring this theme, click this link.

It was a year ago when I walked into the Dawn Treader Book Shop and squeezed past a few other patrons to reach the fiction section. On a low shelf in the Ws was a faded copy of Wallace’s debut novel “The Broom of the System.” 

I took the book to the counter and a man rang me up. I asked him if they had any of Wallace’s other books. 

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 5:32pm

What is a remake? Is it a port? A remaster? Are all these things the same or different?

Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 9:46pm

The pantheon of Brazilian music greats is as long and difficult to enter as that of any country in the world. And among this list of names, from Caetano Veloso to Gal Costa to Milton Nascimento and beyond, Jorge Ben Jor stands out. Throughout the 1960s and ’70s, his discography expanded with one forward-thinking, adventurous album after another. Combining elements of MPB, samba, funk and soul, he stood out among his peers with a musical and lyrical irreverence.

Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 5:49pm

A return to campus is always a return to the familiar. We see the friends we’ve missed, the places we’ve been thinking about and the routine we’ve been craving. That said, to say that this year will be different is an understatement. It’s difficult right now to imagine the normal college experience. Imagine what returning to the University will feel like in a year, or five, or fifteen.