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Writing Lab Hours for Summer 2017

The Writing Lab will be open for summer from June 5 until August 11 on the following dates and times: Advertisements

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Writing Lab Closed May 13–June 4

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We’re Not Kyding, Tom

On this date in 1593, London playwright Thomas Kyd was arrested and tortured by the Privy Council for libel.

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Eliot Puts on Better Show than Shaw

On this date in 1933, Edmund Wilson writes the following to John Dos Passos: “I heard T.S. Eliot read his poems the other night . . . He is an actor and really put on a better show than Shaw.”

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This Macbeth Is a Real Riot

On this date in 1849, the Astor Place Riot erupted after American actor Edwin Forrest and British actor William Charles Macready “dueled” each other by playing Macbeth just a few blocks from each other. You can read more about the … Continue reading

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Banning a Book Makes Me Desperate to Read It

Italian poet Gabriele D’Annunzio’s works were placed in the Vatican’s Index of Forbidden Books on this date in 1911. The Vatican considered books on this list to be either lascivious, heretical, or anti-clerical. Now where can we get a copy? … Continue reading

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Yeats’s Countess Debut

Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin produced its first play, W.B. Yeats’s The Countess Cathleen, on this date in 1899.

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Times New Roman, 12 Point

Stanley Morison, an influential adviser for the British Monotype Corporation, was born on this date in 1889. Among other typefaces, he oversaw the development of Times New Roman, Perpetua, and Gill Sans.

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

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Poet William Rose Benet Died on This Date

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