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"Luc Sante’s fascinating guide to the squalid, disorderly, dank, thrilling, dangerous underside of the Paris of the past makes for a suitably sprawling book."
Thomas Keenan, director of Bard's Human Rights Program, comments on the recently released high-quality drone footage of Islamic State targets in Iraq taken by the Italian Air Force.
Stephen Shore is one of a number of artists who have been successful at conventional photography and now use Instagram as a sort of extra studio, writes Teju Cole.
Layli Long Soldier has been awarded a 2015 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry. She resides in Tsaile, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation and is an English faculty member at Diné College.
Stacy Schiff reviews Letters to Véra, Vladimir Nabokov's letters to his wife, edited and translated from the Russian by Bard professor Olga Voronina and Brian Boyd.
Luc Sante's The Other Paris is Times Higher Education's Book of the Week. "Beneath a bourgeois veneer is a secret history of defunct jobs and fascinating lives."
Hudson Valley Magazine interviewed Bard alumna and La Voz editor Mariel Fiori for their December Women in Business issue.
Logue's Homer, "because of its radical departures, gets us closer to the original than many more defensibly 'faithful' translations have ever managed."
At 15 years old, Bard writer in residence Francine Prose took a job in Bellevue Hospital’s morgue, where her doctor parents hoped she would turn her interests from writing to science.
Professor Ian Buruma has been described as “one of the few remaining ‘public intellectuals’."
These famous comic book authors become the heroes of their own stories in upcoming memoirs.
For the first time, the Museum of Modern Art and the Performa art biennial have co-commissioned a work: There Are Certain Facts That Cannot Be Disputed, by Bard alumna Juliana Huxtable.
Inspired by the short biographies in the Library of America's 19th-century American poetry collections, Luc Sante offers "a tribute ... this collective portrait, like an overlay of photographic transparencies."
"Austrian and Curato turn the simple wedding of two worms into a three-ring circus that slyly turns the whole controversy over same-sex versus heterosexual marriage on its head."
Bryan Doerries's Outside the Wire theater company presents performance projects at schools, hospitals, and prisons around the world that engage audiences in difficult conversations.
Professor Joseph Luzzi turned to Dante Aligheri’s The Divine Comedy in the wake of a tragic loss.
Benjamin Barron '15, who cofounded the new fashion and culture publication ALL-IN with fellow alum Allison Littrell '14, tells us why he's not crazy and why print is more important than ever.
"I had found that birds were the perfect antidote to gloomy thoughts about the passage of time," writes Rogers, "and to the low-level but constant fury about how messed up the world is."
Spahr's new collection of verse and prose asks, "what it means to remain a disillusioned opponent of capitalism, a not-quite-despondent environmental observer and an anxious parent today."
"The Brink is so funny, so inventive—and so fearless in what it has to say about geopolitics," writes Bard writer in residence Francine Prose.
"There are certain photographs that seem to have been pulled out of the world of dreams." Teju Cole goes to São Paulo in search of René Burri's "Men on a Rooftop."
The association of prominent literary writers and editors interviews Ian Buruma, winner of a recent PEN Award for his essay collection Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War.
Distinguished Writer in Residence Francine Prose addresses the nebulous nature of the literary canon and argues for "enlarging the guest list."
From the first airplane flight to the very new Dronestagram page, Teju Cole, New York Times Magazine photography critic, describes the progression of the drone’s-eye view.
Poet and translator of German literature Peter Filkins talks about the third novel in H.G. Adler’s trilogy about surviving the Holocaust.
Danny Heitman praises More Scenes from the Rural Life, the second essay collection published by Professor Klinkenborg from his small farm in upstate New York.
Mendelsohn finds traces of the modern fascination with robots in the works of Homer and Aristotle as he discusses the films Her and Ex Machina.
Teju Cole’s Known and Strange Things, a collection of 40-plus essays spanning art, literature, and politics, will be published by Random House in 2016.
Berrigan’s innovative rectangular poems are now available online at Bomb magazine.
Professor Luzzi recommends readers attempt Dante’s Divine Comedy this summer.
Rising senior Julie Jarema has won one of five $2,500 stipends from We Need Diverse Books to intern at Simon and Schuster in New York City this summer.
When Professor Luzzi's pregnant wife Katherine was in a fatal car accident, he became a widower and a father in the same day. He turned to Dante for refuge in his grief.
The musical adaptation of Fun Home, the best-selling graphic memoir by Simon's Rock alumna Alison Bechdel, who received her A.A. degree in 1979, has won the Tony Award for best new musical.
Associate Professor of Italian Joseph Luzzi used Dante's epic poem "The Divine Comedy" to get him through the grief of his wife's sudden death, as described in his new memoir.
Professor Farah discusses his new novel, Hiding in Plain Sight, the heartbreaking loss of his sister in a terrorist attack, and misconceptions about his native Somalia.
Bard Fiction Prize winner Laura van den Berg talks about writers who have influenced her, age bias in publishing, and her debut novel, Find Me.
Joseph Luzzi writes about the day he became both a father and widower, and the challenges of raising his daughter while being leveled by loss.