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Community of words

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor

November 11, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry & Literature

To share a community’s love of poetry, the Case Reserve Review, Case Western Reserve University’s literary and art magazine, and CWRU’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, hosted their Fall Poetry Slam in the Guilford House Lounge on Nov. 3 from 7-9 p.m. Compl...

Undergraduate author publishes second book

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry & Literature

In late February of this year, fourth-year student John Brogan self-published his second book, which combines narrative-driven poems and poetic short stories about his personal experiences. “St. Augustine and the Piano” took “around eight months to write,” said Brogan, “so not like with my...

Haitian-American poet discusses migration

Nardine Taleb, Copy Editor

April 1, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry & Literature

Haitian-American poet and writer Edwidge Danticat led a discussion on March 21 as part of Cleveland Cuyahoga Public Library’s Writer Center Stage Series, which invites several highly acclaimed authors to speak at Case Western Reserve University’s Tinkham Veale University Center. Danticat’s insights...

Author of “Gone Girl” visits campus in Writers Center Stage event

Ellie Rambo, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 6, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry & Literature

“I will never apologize for being readable,” said Gillian Flynn during her Writers Center Stage event. Flynn, the author of three best-selling thrillers including “Gone Girl,” writes books that are almost notoriously readable. That beach read that pulled you so far in that you forgot about...

Student publishes book about nature’s restorative power

Student publishes book about nature’s restorative power

Abby Assmus, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry & Literature

John Brogan, 22, is a fourth-year cognitive science major and works at the Office for Sustainability. Recently, he wrote a book titled “In Reflection of Nature.” The memoir tells the stories of Brogan’s travels throughout different U.S. parks and how they changed his outlook on life and ability...

Mindy Kaling on life and Hollywood

Mindy Kaling on life and Hollywood

Abby Assmus, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry & Literature

Mindy Kaling, star and creator of “The Mindy Project,” writes about her life since her new show and her first book in “Why Not Me?” In her first book, “Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me? (And Other Concerns),” Kaling addressed her rise to fame and gave a narrative format to everything from...

“Go Set a Watchman” a disappointing follow-up to an American classic

Abby Assmus, Staff Reporter

August 21, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry & Literature

“To Kill a Mockingbird,” the classic high school required reading novel, is one of the only books that many students remember enjoying in English class. Although students in high school, and sometimes even in college, often dread required reading, I always got the impression that “To Kill a Mockingbird”...

Blooming ideas

Sierra Blanton, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry & Literature

On Friday April 10, the Department of English presented the new set of senior capstones for Spring 2015. Professor Maggie Vinter, the current instructor for the senior capstone this semester, welcomed everyone into Clark Hall 206 and began the event. Then one by one, the eight presenters went up to...

Rhyme time

Janet Lanman, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry & Literature

While Case Western Reserve University isn’t exactly known for its passion for the arts, the Case Reserve Review (CRR) strives to enrich this campus with its literary and photographic journal. The semesterly journal is complemented with their poetry slams, which students have enjoyed for several years. CRR’s...

“Lady of the Eternal City” takes readers on ancient Rome adventure

Chrismaly Vidal, Contributing Reporter

April 9, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry & Literature, Top Stories

How does a story filled with love, betrayal and more twists than you can count sound? A little too much like an episode of “Desperate Housewives?” Well what if I told you that this novel also happens to be a historical fiction set in Rome of ca. A.D.118-137? A little too much like a grocery store...

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