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“The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memior” is a true crime narrative about child murderer Ricky Langley.

‘The Fact of a Body’ author speaks to Suffolk students

Emily Collins, Journal Contributer April 27, 2021

True crime author Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich read from and explained the story behind their book “The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memior” on April 8 via Zoom.  This event was hosted by Suffolk...

Many popular authors have been faced with controversy, putting into question whether we should still buy and read their books.

Problematic authors: What are they? Who are they? Where do we go from here?

Alida Benoit, Staff Writer April 20, 2021

As the BookTok and BookTube communities start to monopolize the bookworm world, the concept of problematic authors comes to light.  These are authors who have either created discriminatory features...

ABC News Chief White House correspondent, Jonathan Karl recently released a new edition of “Front Row at the Trump Show.

Jonathan Karl gives inside look at the ‘Trump show’ in his new book

Ashley Fairchild, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

“You are worthless and you are weak,” former President Donald Trump said in a statement to his press secretary, Stephanie Grisham. This was one of several Trump quotes Jonathan Karl, Chief White...

Ricketts and her book, We All Want to be Winners in the Pursuit of Happiness

Newly published Suffolk student finds her happiness

Julia Ahaesy, Opinion Editor November 25, 2020

Over the last three years, Suffolk University senior Deondra Ricketts has realized how to achieve genuine happiness through lessons she learned on a personal journey to better herself. To help others cultivate...

The cover of Jennifer Nivens newest young adult novel Breathless.

Jennifer Niven’s “Breathless” isn’t as magical as her previous YA novels

Sarah Lukowski, Arts Editor November 3, 2020

Author Jennifer Niven released her third young adult novel, “Breathless” on Sept. 29, which follows teenager Claude Henry as she navigates friendships, love, family dynamics and first times in the...

Ibram X-Kendi presenting his book How to Be an Antiracist in New Jersey. On Oct. 14, the Museum of Science, Boston, hosted Kendi to discuss this book to a virtual audience.

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi discusses his book “How to be an Antiracist” and how to fight racism

Julia Ahaesy, Opinion Editor October 20, 2020

Conversations around “anti-racism” have helped provide a clear way for individuals to fight racism, reflect upon their own biases and create real change within each other, as discussed at the Museum...

The writer speaking on stage at City Winery on Feb. 10

Andrea Gibson brings stories about love to Boston during spoken poetry show

Morgan Hume February 19, 2020

Meeting a girlfriend’s parents for the first time, suffering from an unknown but debilitatingly painful illness and buying a toy snake at a church yard sale to use as a makeshift dildo were all personal...

Venture blends poetry, prose and song to charm audience at open mic night

Venture blends poetry, prose and song to charm audience at open mic night

Madison Suseland February 19, 2020

On Feb. 13, Venture literary magazine hosted an open mic night to allow aspiring creative minds to share their work with the Suffolk community. The event was held in the Poetry Center in 73 Tremont and...

Salamander magazine slithers into another edition

Salamander magazine slithers into another edition

Abby O'Connor February 5, 2020

When most people see the word salamander, they typically think of a lizard. What most people may not know is that these creatures are impenetrable to fire, tough and regenerative beings, which are the...

No ordinary author: Jaquira Díaz visits Suffolk to discuss childhood upbringing and new memoir

No ordinary author: Jaquira Díaz visits Suffolk to discuss childhood upbringing and new memoir

Morgan Hume January 29, 2020

Jaquira Díaz has not had it easy. She lived in poverty, dropped out of high school and was raised by a parent that suffered from schizophrenia. Yet somehow, not only did Díaz survive it all, but she...

Author Aciman is well known for his novel Call Me By Your Name

Discussion of André Aciman’s thrilling new novel: ‘Find Me’

Gabrielle Delgado November 20, 2019

André Aciman spoke about his inspirations for writing, the vibrancy of setting and spontaneity during the discussion of his new novel “Find Me” at the Boston Public Library (BPL) on Sunday Nov. 10,...

Professor Frangipane speaks to students about emotional truths in literature

English professor discusses different versions of truth in literature

Madison Suseland November 20, 2019

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, English Professor Nicholas Frangipane hosted a talk to discuss his recently released book, “Multiple Narratives, Versions, and Truth in the Contemporary Novel.” Frangipane just...

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