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Tony Nominee Holland Taylor ’64 has landed a leading role in the upcoming NBC pilot, Guess Who Died.

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The first major survey of celebrated photographer Sally Mann '73 to travel internationally investigates how Mann's relationship with her native land–a place rich in literary and artistic traditions but troubled by history–has shaped her work.

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The Sky Is Yours, the debut novel by Chandler Klang Smith ’05, is receiving national recognition as one of 2018’s great reads.

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A play by Sean-Patrick O’Brien ’14 received an Honorable Mention in the American Playwright Foundation’s 2017 Relentless Awards.

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A poem by Anaïs Duplan '14, "Ode to the Happy Negro Hugging the Flag in Robert Colescott’s 'George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware,'" was selected as the January 23 poem-a-day by the American Academy of Poets. 

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Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney MFA ’13 nominated Christine Mangan MFA '04 for Newsweek’s special feature on “Women of the Future,” which asked 20 prominent women to each nominate an up-and-comer they believe will be a trailblazer for the next generation. 

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Bruna Dantas Lobato '15 interviewed faculty member Marguerite Feitlowitz for Exchanges Literary Journal as part of a series on translators who also teach. 

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Ivy Mix ‘08, who was voted American Bartender of the Year at the international Tales of the Cocktail festival, was written up in The Bridge for the success of her Latin-inspired Brooklyn bar, Leyenda, which she opened in 2015.

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A semi-autobiographical play by Caleen Sinnette Jennings '72 kicked off the second Women’s Voices festival taking place in Washington D.C. throughout January and February. 

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This January marks the tenth year running that Jonathan Mann ’04 has written an original daily song—many of which have gone viral—and shared it online.

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The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) is celebrating the “trailblazing American composer” Joan Tower ’61 with a concert in February featuring five of her orchestral works.

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Sylvan Esso—the electronic-musical duo Amelia Meath ’10 and Nick Sanborn—has been nominated for a Grammy in the category of ‘Best Dance/Electronic Album’ for What Now, the band’s sophomore album.

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The DEPE (Department of Education and Public Engagement) Space series presents Slow an Alarm Until It’s a Tone, by artist in residency Ben Hall ’04 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

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After taking over from George Plimpton, Brigid Hughes was pushed out as editor of The Paris Review and omitted from the magazine’s history. When news broke that Loren Stein, the editor at The Paris Review, had resigned after abusing his power with women writers and staff, Allison Devers MFA '08 set about fixing the magazine's masthead and the record.

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The New York Times dance section featured a review of Séancers, the latest performance work by Jaamil Olawale Kosoko '05. 

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An architectural drawing by Martin Carillo '17 was shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival's inaugural Architecture Drawing Prize.

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Andrew Duff ’12 is bringing autism awareness to the stage with his performance in an off-broadway play about life on the autism spectrum. Duff is the only actor of the eight-member cast on the spectrum, and has served as an ongoing resource for the writers and performers involved.

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Writer, illustrator, and investigator Peggy Adler '63 has been awarded the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who for "career longevity and unwavering excellence" in arts and entertainment.

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Rich Houses, a memoir essay by Samantha Krause '17, was published by Fiction Attic

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WSB-TV Action News anchor Jovita Moore ’89 was recently inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Southeast Chapter's Silver Circle, one of NATAS' most prestigious career awards for broadcast television.

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Five alumni of Bennington’s MFA in Writing program were distinguished in The Best American Essays 2017 for their notable essays published in the previous year.

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When Andrew Fridae ’12 re-opened The Palms, one of Northern California’s most beloved small music venues, he restored the heart of his hometown of Winters, helping re-vitalize “a town with big dreams.”

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Award-winning poet Safiya Sinclair ’10, who’s currently a finalist for PEN Center USA’s 2017 Literary Awards, was recently interviewed on the popular literary podcast “Between the Covers” for her universally praised debut collection, Cannibal.

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As the newly appointed chairwoman and artistic director of Theatre at Virginia Commonwealth University, Sharon Ott ’72 was included in Style Weekly’s list of “influential new figures on the Richmond arts scene.”

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A documentary film on the life and work of author Jonathan Lethem ’86 will be screened at the Metrograph, in New York City, on Sunday, September 17, at 7:00 pm.

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Andrea Jarrell MFA ’01 was profiled in Publishers Weekly for her “spellbinding … gracefully written” new memoir, I’m the One Who Got Away.

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Awarded a University & College Poetry Prize by the Academy of American Poets, a poem by Alysse Kathleen McCanna MFA ’15 was recently published on the Academy’s website. 

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Spin Doctors lead singer Chris Barron ’90 says his forthcoming solo album, Angels & One-Armed Jugglers, is like “the tray of oysters on a side table of the soirée they throw the evening before the comet hits the earth.”

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Lydia Musco ’01 installed a concrete outdoor sculpture on August 16 and 17 on the lawn between VAPA and the back of the Barn. Incoming director of Usdan Gallery, Anne Thompson, asked her about the piece in the following Q & A.

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A song by world fusion musician Derrik Jordan ’77 is included on the forthcoming album Our Green Earth, which is being released by Big Fuss Records on September 14 to bring awareness to healing the planet.