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Lit Review: “The Great American Dirtbags”

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor

February 4, 2016

In “The Dirtbag Manifesto,” Mehall tells the story of how he came to be a “born-again dirtbag.”

Increased social awareness leads to reconsideration of childhood literary love

Anuradha Lingappa

November 20, 2014

When I was 16, my favorite book was "Gone With the Wind." I loved the melodramatic love story between two awful and manipulative people, and the epic portrayal of how the Old South went up in flames. And above all, I loved Scarlett O'Hara. Scarlett showed me how a sheltered but stubborn young woman...

Whitman Faculty, Staff Members Receive Recognition

Josephine Adamski

March 6, 2014

Whitman professors, faculty and staff are often honored for their hard work throughout the year. Usually their accomplishments are known to their colleagues and students, but they may not be acknowledged by the community as a whole. Three of Whitman's faculty and staff members, featured here, have rece...

I Still Love H.E.R.: Common and Extended Metaphor

Matt Raymond

March 8, 2013

Why do we use metaphor? Are we just decorating our prose, as though we're peacocks flashing our linguistic feathers?  Are we intending to dramatize it, to make it visceral, to invoke an emotional response?  Or are we mapping experience, participating in our own game of synesthesia in order to elucidate...

Kendrick Lamar Demands Trust in “Good Kid, m.A.A.d City”

Kendrick Lamar Demands Trust in

Matt Raymond

January 31, 2013

Good Kid, m.A.A.d City represents Compton, but its aesthetic and mood have little to do with G-Funk. The glorified luster of gang life is absent from Kendrick Lamar's first major-label album; the lyrics deal with the harsh realities of coming of age in an explosive, spiritually bereft and gang-plagued city...

Visiting Writers Reading Series welcomes pair of celebrated poets to campus

Alex Hagen

April 12, 2012

On Thursday, April 12, the next installment of Whitman's Visiting Writers Reading Series will take place at 7:00 p.m. in Kimball Auditorium. The event will feature readings from Suzanne Buffam and Srikanth Reddy, both of whom teach at the University of Chicago in addition to writing and publishing poetry...

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