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Booking It: Artful

Ali Lewis

May 7, 2014

Filed under Arts & Sciences

Ali Smith’s unusual new novel Artful, published in 2012 by Penguin Books, begins with a poem, a Child Ballad from the early fifteenth century: “The wind doth blow today, my love, / And a few small drops of rain; / I never...

Booking It: Leaving the Sea

Ali Lewis

April 11, 2014

Filed under Arts & Sciences

Forgive me, psych majors, if I am wrong in this, but I seem to recall learning in my Psych Disorders class two years ago about several studies which proved that the life-outlook of individuals suffering from Depression is, in...

Bob the Baker and His 16,000 Cookies

Ali Lewis

March 6, 2014

Filed under Features

Robert Stowe, Head Baker, will retire this spring after a long career in the basement kitchen of Proctor. “According to human resources, it’s 49 years. Which is fine with me,” Stowe said. “That’s long enough.” ...

Booking It: See Now Then

Ali Lewis

December 4, 2013

Filed under Arts & Sciences

I have to admit that it took me nearly until the end of “See Now Then”, Jimaica Kincaid’s controversial new novel and the first she has published in ten years, to learn how to read it. At first I was in awe of Kincaid’s...

Booking It: Levels of Life

Ali Lewis

November 13, 2013

Filed under Arts & Sciences

I cannot imagine anyone — except perhaps a fanatic of the history of hot-air ballooning — who could pick up Julian Barnes’ new novel Levels of Life in a bookshop and find the first few pages compelling. The first pages re...

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