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The Book Nook

Spring 2021
From memoir to history to cultural critique, here are a few selected new books from Northwestern faculty.

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Chicago Children’s Choir president and artistic director Josephine Lee ’07 MMus believes music can transcend barriers and elevate the boundless potential of young people.

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Sterling Harris discusses his love for tap dancing, its cultural significance and its positive effect on the brain.

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Cloris Leachman ’48, ’14 H died at her home in Encinitas, Cali., on Jan. 27 at age 94.

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Ashley O’Shay’s documentary Unapologetic follows the work of two young Black women who organize for Black political, economic and social liberation. The feature-length documentary premiered at the BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia last summer.

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Surging Forward

Winter 2021
First-time director Wendy Levine Sachs co-directed and produced Surge, a feature documentary film that follows three female candidates who fought to flip their districts from red to blue in the last midterm election.

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Michael Moreci has written two novels, Black Star Renegades and its sequel, We Are Mayhem. He’s also written for Lucasfilm and recently finished work on The Clone Wars: Battle Tales, a five-issue miniseries that ties into The Clone Wars TV show.

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Podcast Pioneer

Winter 2021
Misha Euceph, a podcast host, writer and producer, created Dustlight Productions, a mission-driven podcast studio with diversity at its core. Dustlight will release its first original podcasts in 2021, and Euceph is an executive producer on The Michelle Obama Podcast.

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The student-run Griffin’s Tale theater group canceled its performances last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the group is ready to go virtual, adapting stories written by children into skits and creating a video that schools can stream.

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When student performance groups returned to campus in the fall, social distancing and crowd safety guidelines forced them to adjust their art to a new, virtual reality.

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