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  • Interview: Author Junot Diaz

    Interview: Author Junot Diaz
    Junot Diaz is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, as well as the short story collections Drown and, most recently, This Is How You Lose Her —- a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He's a professor at MIT, a MacArthur "Genius," and the first Latino to sit on the Pulitzer Prize board of jurors. Still, the Dominican-American writer graciously took the time to answer a few of my questions via e-mail amidst a rigorous teaching schedule and a national paperback book tour (he'll be stopping by Yale University on Nov. 12 and Naugatuck Valley Community College on Nov. 14). We managed to cover the meaning of art, some of the quirks of his reoccurring narrator Yunior, and I even did my best to coax a little writing advice out of him.
  • Hey, College Admissions Officers! Have You Read My Tweets?

    Kids applying to colleges obviously need to think about how their social media profiles could negatively affect their chances of getting into college. That’s been a no-brainer for years. But now we’re talking about how using social media can...

    Recent Additions To New Haven's Restaurant Scene

    Recent Additions To New Haven's Restaurant Scene
    New Haven is thought by many to be Connecticut’s top restaurant town, although the Gold Coast also offers a wealth of dining opportunities and Greater Hartford is definitely up and coming. Despite the strength of our dining scene, Greater New...

    Majorly Lucrative Majors

    Is there a college student in your life (and spending your money) with an undeclared major? If you'd like a shot at being paid back for all of that tuition, pass this along: A look at the most and least lucrative college majors.

    What Teacher Did Your Kid Get?

    A principal I know told me that in years past, irate parents would line up outside her office on the last day of school, demanding that their children be assigned to a different teacher for the coming school year. Kind of a buzz kill on a day when...