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Director Steven Soderbergh and Actors Salma Hayek and Channing Tatum during a premiere of Magic Mikes Last Dance.

Booker Prize-winning author releases new book, ‘Magic Mike’ ends

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor | February 2, 2023

As the year goes on, more and more content comes out. Here are a few pieces of media coming out next week that you should pay attention to.  “Victory City” by Salman Rushdie “Victory City” is the newest novel by Booker Prize winner and fatwā...

A photograph of 5 easy books to read during the spring semester.

5 short, easy books to read over the busy semester

By Daija Hammonds, Managing Editor | January 18, 2022

It’s the start of a new semester meaning less time to read for personal enjoyment and more time going to classes and being active on campus. Here are five short books that won’t take up most of your busy time, but will help reach your reading goals.  “Death...

Adventurous novel ‘Swamplandia!’ floats on

By Sarah Contreras | November 29, 2011

Thank goodness for the postman and the day he delivered Swamplandia! to my door. Swamplandia!, written by Karen Russell, tells the story of the enigmatic Bigtree family, owners and operators of a down-at-the-heel tourist destination in the Florida Everglades....

NaNoWriMo writers work together to meet 50,000 word count goal

By Kelly Bauer | November 7, 2011

Word Count: Three. That won't do. After all, it's National November Writing Month (NaNoWriMo): a time when every participating writer is given a goal of spewing out a 50,000 word novel in one month. That's a minimum of 1,667 words a day. But thousands...