Books

Jim Daniels takes readers on a drive through 8-Mile, Detroit

He spoke of his rock ‘n’ roll influences and cited The Stooges, a Detroit-based proto-punk band of the early 1970s, as an influence on the chaos that bleeds through his poems. ...


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Renata Adler: reviewing the ultimate critic

Renata Adler’s style of bravery is, in other words, understated. And her understatedness did no favors to her reputation. She’s not usually named alongside the other great nonfiction writers of the past ...


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Get a taste of the Harpur Palate

These writers are professors, students and award winners who are residents of Washington, West Virginia, Mississippi and more. ...


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Manuel Gonzales wins the John Gardner Book Award

Gonzales explored this zombie’s mind, revealing to the audience how complex life can be for this dead creature. ...


Lifestyles

The magazine making a comeback is...

Stella, now the president of Ellipsis, took on this project and assembled a group of fellow literature lovers to bring the magazine back to Binghamton ...


Music

Poet Jericho Brown reads, and we all listen

In addition to subject matter, music influences how Brown uses sound, tone and dialogue in his writing. ...


Books

In publishing, a fellow Bearcat lends a paw

After Binghamton, Frazier-Foley and Smith continued to go their separate ways, only to be reminded of their alma maters. ...


Lifestyles

Michael Sharp: a man of comics, classics and crosswords

Though he teaches some of the most revered works of Western literature — “The Aeneid,” “Inferno” — he doesn’t put them “behind glass.” Everything should be subject to criticism. ...


Speakers

Black Student Union to do the right thing and bring Spike Lee, Nikki Giovanni to campus

Giovanni is known as one of the leaders of the Black Arts Movement, founded in the 1960s and infused with the themes of the Civil Rights Movement. ...


Books

Binghamton is great, but Hogwarts is better

After Harry, Ron and Hermione, the fourth character of the Harry Potter novels is Hogwarts itself. ...