Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen, who will be speaking at Cornell on Thursday, has been active in the media as a cultural critic on U.S. policies on refugees and other displaced peoples given his experience as a refugee during the Vietnam War.
“Carol carried the name Warrior in every aspect of her life,” her obituary reads. She was an “indigenous literature scholar, fighter for indigenous rights, and lover of family, community and students.”
Former Cornell summer college student Isaac Herzog was elected chairman of the historic Jewish Agency for Israel on June 24. Herzog will step down as a member of the Israeli parliament to assume his new role on Aug. 1.
So I’ve been trying to write this review without swearing but uhhh… holy shit did this movie floor me. If you’re one of those people who reads only the first couple lines of a review: go see Dunkirk. It’s breathtaking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-eMt3SrfFU
And that’s the first thing I need to harp on — Dunkirk is beautiful. There were more than a couple of takes in this movie where I couldn’t help but think director Christopher Nolan and director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema were just showing off, flexing their cinematographic muscles.
“The spirit of Caribbean-ness and those kinds of things, they’re so intertwined in the psyche,” he said. “Yes, you suffer from this wound, this immense desire to want to be there, to be engaging with the physical landscape and so on and so forth — but those things are inside of you.”
“’Annihilation’ primarily incorporates my real-world experiences of being charged at various times by alligators, otters, wild boars and, at one point, in a kind of half-hearted way, a Florida panther,” he said.
Manjula Martin, a published author, and Prof. John Lennon, English, discussed the need for young writers to acknowledge the commercial aspects of writing, and embrace the necessity for their work to have a commercial appeal, during a lecture on Monday.
This April, the famed collaborative work of two Cornell alumni, William Strunk Jr., grad, 1896, and English professor, and E.B. White ’21, The Elements of Style celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Known today as a universal guide in stylistic and grammatical writing for students, The Elements of Style’s history connects two generations of Cornellians.
Originally written in 1918 by Strunk, this “little book,” as White constantly referred to it, laid down the foundation for efficacious writing.
Strunk was able to consolidate the handbook by narrowing down the principles of writing to only eight basic rules of usage, 10 principles of composition and “a few matters of form,” according newsday.com.