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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.

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Frances Revel ’17 has won the Aliki Perroti And Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet Award for her poem “Hymn for the End of Drought.”

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Poet Safiya Sinclair '10 has been named a finalist for PEN Center USA’s 2017 Literary Awards.

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Daniel Levitis '99 co-wrote a paper on the connection between meiosis and failed pregnancy that was published in The Royal Society. His research was also the subject of a Phys.org article.

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Judith Jones '45, longtime editor at Alfred A. Knopf, who championed the Diary of Anne Frank and the publication of Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, has died. She was 93. 

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Suzanne Koven MFA ’12, a longtime physician and current writer-in-residence at Massachusetts General Hospital, penned a letter to her younger self as part of a recent orientation session for new medical interns in Boston. 

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Artist Cosmo Whyte '05 has been named a finalist for the Hudgens Prize, a $50,000 award for Georgia artists. 

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The New York Times called Bruce Berman ’74, chairman and CEO of Village Roadshow Pictures, “Hollywood’s most ardent photography collector.”

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A new show at Usdan Gallery opens June 28. Vital Curiosity draws connections with other exhibitions in the region this summer, and marks the arrival of a new director and curator for the gallery.

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Bennington College celebrated the achievements and the future promise of the Class of 2017 at Commencement this year, with an inspiring and rousing sendoff by Cornell William Brooks, a leading civil rights activist and former head of the NAACP. 

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Electronic pop duo Sylvan Esso, featuring instrumentalist Nick Sanborn and vocalist Amelia Meath '10, has followed up on its hugely successful debut with another critically acclaimed album, “What Now.”

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Carlos Mendez-Dorantes ’15 was one of 60 students nationwide to be awarded a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. 

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A two-person exhibition of new works by painter and photographer Leslie Parke '74 and ceramics artist Beth Kaminstein '76 is currently on view at Cross MacKenzie Gallery, in Washington DC, through June 3. 

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The American Academy of Arts and Letters honored Safiya Sinclair '10, Lee Clay Johnson '07, and MFA faculty Kathleen Graber. 

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In a piece on NPR, Michelle Mercer MFA '10 highlighted the continued sexism in the jazz world, in the light of recent comments from two top jazz figures. 

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For her recently published poetry collection, Cannibal, Safiya Sinclair ’10 has been longlisted for the 2017 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature.