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Wiman suffers with silence: ‘Every Riven Thing’ struggles with the silence of God

The silence of God can be suffocating. The modern God, whom Wiman refers to as his “Bright Abyss,” is not an unquestioned cornerstone. We...

An unsullied reputation: ‘Sully’ traverses tough subject material in a triumphant tale of heroism

With a pairing as strong Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks, it’s not a surprise “Sully” is already generating Oscar buzz. After sweeping six Oscar...

Alumna wins O. Henry: Genovise’s ‘Irises’ featured in 2016 O. Henry short story collection

  “I am eight weeks in the womb and my life is forfeit.” It is this fragile and powerful sentence that caught the attention of jurors...

‘The Girls’: A Pity Party

  “Poor girls.” The refrain resonates, echoing with regret for generations of victims of circumstance. Simple and elegiac, the central phrase of “The Girls” mourns...

‘Stranger Things’ have happened: Netflix original lives up to hype

We’re going to remember the summer of 2016, you know. On Christmases and Thanksgivings 50 years from now, we’ll lean forward in our armchairs...