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I can’t read that. I’m a ______ (insert gender here)

I can’t read that. I’m a ______ (insert gender here)

“Please put a non-girly cover on your book so I can read it. – signed, A Guy” This, from a tweet by teen author Maureen Johnson. So how did the Johnson respond? With this brilliant challenge to her 70k+ (at the time) Twitter followers: an end to gender-specific book covers. Imagine picking up Game of […]

Cultural identity explored by “Tiger Writing” author Gish Jen

Cultural identity took the forefront at author Gish Jen’s talk on March 20. The talk, titled “Tiger Writing: Art, Culture, and the East/West Divide,” took place in the Tivoli Turnhalle and was about Jen’s newest book, “Tiger Writing: Art, Culture, and the Interdependent Self,” and her ideas regarding the differences in Eastern and Western philosophies […]