Books

Eastman alum talks tips and tricks to musical success

The book reflects her years performing as a young musician, and subsequently teaching other aspiring young artists. 

‘Norwegian Wood’ finds hope in the aftermath of suicide

Some might find solace retreating into the comfort of a sensitive book. If that sounds like you, I have the perfect read for this winter: Haruki Murakami’s “Norwegian Wood.” 

Alumn and author Daniel Kimmel talks business and sci-fi

Author and film critic Daniel Kimmel knows you probably haven’t heard of him. “I’m not a household name — I…

CT Recommends: ‘Click-clack the Rattlebag’

My favorite thing about Halloween is the mood and atmosphere. I like it so much, that I try to stretch…

Author and smooth talker Ann Patchett visits Strong

Sarah Mangelsdorf welcomed Ann Patchett to Strong Auditorium on Saturday afternoon by listing a few of her accolades — an…

‘Infinite Jest’: A must-read in a digital age

These days our technologies — phones, laptops, personal voice assistants — seem to dominate every sphere of our existence. Take…

Browsing through Rochester’s used bookstores

There are few things like a used bookstore. There’s the distinctive smell, probably a cat slinking around, old records in…

Arya Stark and the trouble with narrative endgames

The books and the show are suffering from different strains of the same disease.

Is My Hero Academia the Japanese Marvel?

Perhaps the most well-known superhero franchise is the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The influences of the American superhero culture have spread…

What Stan Lee really gave us

We can sling words about Grandpa Marvel all day ― visionary, salesman, genius, liar. But everyone agrees the artistic world…