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National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks about his first novel

‘The Water Dancer’ links historical and modern-day racial disparities

October 9, 2019

As he was thinking about how to gather all the pieces for his debut novel, Ta-Nehisi Coates said he received advice to not write another typical story about slavery. Selected as one of Oprah’s Book Club ...

Chicago’s confection connection

By Sophia Coleman

December 12, 2011

Melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, minty-fresh gum, sour candies and decadent caramels are all within your reach. No, this isn’t a dreamed up fantasy or a trip into Willy Wonka’s factory—this is Chicago, the candy capital of the country.The city has been home to some of the biggest names in candy land—from the Baby Ruth bar, Wrigley gum, Tootsie Rolls and Frango Mints—as well as artisanal chocolate makers, such as Vos...

Rows of prose enthusiasts unite

By Samuel Charles

October 25, 2010

Columbia continued its mission to promote participation and a joint effort between departments for Creative Nonfiction Week.From Oct. 18–22, the event brought together three departments to share work, inspire writers and recognize talent inside and outside the Columbia community.The three departments, English, Fiction Writing and Journalism, were each represented throughout the week by speakers from various backgrounds ...

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