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Why do we read less as we get older?

Why do we read less as we get older?

Abbas Dahodwala, Contributing Writer

January 20, 2020

There are plenty of benefits to reading for leisure. Some see it as an escape, while others see it as a tool to advance their own learning and understanding. “When you are reading for fun it, you are taking time for yourself to do something completely unrelated to other things you are doing,”...

Review: Ta-Nehisi Coates’s debut novel ‘The Water Dancer’

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Luke Murphy, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2019

Few writers have names that hold the weight of Ta-Nehisi Coates in 2019. The 44-year-old Baltimore, Maryland native has amassed a devoted following on the back of three nonfiction books, a handful of essential pieces of journalism for The Atlantic and a collection of “Black Panther” comics. And now,...

‘Ante-Animots: Idioms and Tales’ explores language through transformation of idioms

'Ante-Animots: Idioms and Tales' explores language through transformation of idioms

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

October 21, 2019

The cat’s out of the bag: A DePaul professor released a new book on Oct. 18 titled “Ante-Animots: Idioms and Tales,” which takes commonplace idioms and uses language to spin their intended meanings in unexpected ways.  The author, Nicholas Hayes, is a part-time faculty member in the School f...

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Harry Potter series (1997-2007)
The Casual Vacancy (2012)
The Cuckoo’s Calling (2013)

Amanda Krupp, Contributing Writer

May 7, 2018

With the upcoming release of the new film “Book Club”, a story about lifelong friends who come together each month to reminisce and chat about their favorite books, the subject of female authors who have had a major impact on the literary scene comes to mind. While there have been a multitude of wo...

Buried treasure: Library dusts off rare books

Rare books librarian Nora Gabor shows off the five rarest books in DePaul’s collection.

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Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

February 5, 2018

Some of the rarest books in the world were found on the third floor of the John T. Richardson Library in Lincoln Park. The discovery was made last November by the Special Collections and Archives department, in conjunction with the “Preserving the World’s Rarest Books” project. Since then, DeP...

Crack open an old book

Crack open an old book

Ross Greer, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2018

With Spring still a few weeks away there is some time to kill before re-emerging from winter hibernation.  What better way to pass the time and avoid the cold than by revisiting a favorite book, cracking open the novel you’ve been meaning to read since 2012, or finally reading something you’ve p...

Books, camera, action: Success of film adaptations of books

Books, camera, action: Success of film adaptations of books

Erin Yarnall

April 12, 2015

The film industry has always used books as sources for movie ideas, but the adaptations have not always been successful Read More »...

E-readers: Reading for the new millennium

With the popularity of e-readers, the future of print is unknown. (Cathy Stanley-Erickson / Creative Commons)

Rachel Dick

February 8, 2015

When it comes to modern versus old-fashioned, no matter the medium, the debate tends to follow similar tangents. The ones who see merit in the old ways believe newer changes will bring about detrimental effects to the general population, while the progressive side pushes for exploration into the unknown. In the case of e-readers and traditi...

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