The Observer

Journalist, author to speak at Martin Luther King Convocation

Miriam Ridge, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2015

Each year, during the week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Case Western Reserve University campus and local community come together to observe the holiday and remember the legacy King left behind. The events of the week culminate in the annual MLK Convocation, which features a keynote speaker who...

“Be the lobster”

Nardine Taleb, Contributing Reporter

November 26, 2014

Do you have the courage? This is the question Elizabeth Gilbert, author of "Eat, Pray, Love" and "The Signature of All Things" asked her audience on Monday, Nov. 17 at the Writers Center Stage program, hosted at Tinkham Veale Center. The program invites remarkable authors, poets and journalists...

Dennis Lehane’s blood sport

Nardine Taleb, Contributing Reporter

October 31, 2014

Dennis Lehane’s talk on Thursday, Oct. 23, had the audience guffawing in their seats. Not only is the thriller-novelist responsible for writing several adored books like “Shutter Island” and “The Given Day,” he is also a Bostonian—and a hilarious one, too. Before diving into his comedic...

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