The Difference a Mutant Makes

January 28, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Ramzi Fawaz [This piece originally appeared on Avidly.] Like any good origin story, I’ve told this one a thousand times: The first comic book I ever read was X-Men #80, the 35th Anniversary issue of America’s most popular comic




Are Jews Too Sexy for the Censors?

September 28, 2015 nyupressblog 0

—Jodi Eichler-Levine Jewish authors are tremendously popular when it comes to banned-books lists. Judy Blume, Lesléa Newman, and Anne Frank are all represented on the American Library Association’s 100 Most Banned Books of 1990-1999 and




How email ruined my life

July 2, 2015 nyupressblog 0

—Catherine Zimmer I got my first email account the fall I started graduate school, in 1995. Even then I had an inkling of the pressures that would come to be associated with this miracle of




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