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Reese Alexander is currently a student at Barnard College, where she studies English literature, creative writing, and French. Reese enjoys writing both fiction and nonfiction, and her work has been published in multiple campus publications, including Quarto, Echoes, The Barnard Bulletin, and The Columbia Federalist. Reese is most passionate about medieval literature, as she believes it illustrates the contributions of women artists throughout the centuries.

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Revisiting Susan Friedman’s Enchanting Equine Photography

Today marks the anniversary of the publication of 50 Horses, a collection of horse photography taken by the artist Susan Friedman. The 26-page book draws viewers in with the cover image of a white faintly speckled horse. Though the horse is stationary, the wind through its mane adds a dynamic element to the black-and-white photograph, and the side profile taken of its face showcases its power even as it stands motionless.read more.

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Feisty Country Chicks: Celebrating ‘Taking the Long Way’

Today, as I was driving in the car with my best friend, we listened to The Chicks. We drive together to a lake in north east Alabama multiple times each year, and every time we go we listen to “Goodbye Earl,” “Wide Open Spaces,” “Cowboy Take Me Away,” and “Travelin’ Soldier.” Together, we sang along to the music while winding our way through cow pastures and up into the mountains of lower Appalachia.read more.

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Happy Birthday to Nora Ephron, Architect of Her Own New York City

On this day in 1941, Nora Ephron was born in New York City. Though she was raised in Beverly Hills, over the course of her lifetime—right up until her death in 2012—Nora’s name would grow synonymous with that of the town in which she was born. As a filmmaker, writer, and journalist, Nora’s most lasting success was her ability to bring New York City to life.read more.

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Amy Heckerling’s Classic Comedies Transcend Time

Happy birthday, Amy Heckerling! Born in the Bronx on May 7, 1954, the acclaimed filmmaker and Jewish American writer is best known for directing hit teen classics such as Clueless (1995) and Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). Though raised both in the Bronx and Queens, Amy attended the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan, where she first discovered a passion for directing which would lead her to enroll at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.read more.

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MacArthur Genius Nicole Fleetwood & the Art of Curation

On this day in 2020, Nicole Fleetwood published her novel Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration. The book, which represents a decade of Nicole’s work, was met with instant praise from both readers and critics, winning the 2020 National Book Critics Award in Criticism, as well as the Charles Rufus Morey Book Award in art history and the Frank Jewett Mather Award in art criticism.read more.

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The Interdisciplinary Work of Jennifer Sperry Steinorth

On this day eleven years ago, Jennifer Sperry Steinorth published her poetry chapbook Forking the Swift. Originally published in 2010 through Michigan Writers Cooperative Press, Forking the Swift consists of twenty poems which range in topic from the creation of Earth to bear wrestling.

Since the success of her chapbook, Jennifer has gone on to publish two more collections.… read more.

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