I first read Ismat Chughtai’s highly acclaimed and highly controversial “Lihaaf” as a teenager, relatively ignorant of the intricacies of gender and sexuality. I read it again several years later when I was not quite so innocent, or perhaps, ignorant, anymore. 314 more words
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I feel I stand in a desert with my hands outstretched, and you are raining down upon me.
Carol, by Patricia Highsmith
Whenever I consume any form of media, whether books, TV shows, or movies, I tend to focus on the representation of women (or, sometimes, the lack thereof). 520 more words
There are times when a novel is more than the sum of its parts, and this is one of those times. Loretta Nyhan combines strong character development, our changing social mores, and sassy, kick-ass word smithery and this is the result. 512 more words
Economist, professor, and Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist, Steven Pearlstein, an American Studies major himself, explains why a major in history, philosophy, the arts or even English (yay!) is worth the time, effort and money. 149 more words