October 2012 Newsflash

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Prof Brendan Mathews, author of Port Fiction's, My Last Attempt to Explain to You What Happened with the Lion Tamer talks to Alice Chau about the qualities of short stories and the effect of digital books on publishing.

   
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Provost Peter Laipson defended the value of the college essay in the Inside Higher Ed piece Preserving the College Essay.

   
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Heads up Fargo fans. The Coen Brothers ’74 are developing a Fargo TV series.

   
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Prof Jenny Browdy de Hernandez recently read from her short biographical story Distant Stars at Made in the Berkshires at the Unicorn Stage in Stockbridge. The story recounts her time as a reporter for the Berkshire Courier, first as a Simon's Rock student intern and then as a recent BA graduate.

   
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It’s a big deal to have a film accepted to a film festival. First-year Zev Vel's short documentary The Symbol of Peace was accepted to FOUR festivals: Peace River Film Festival, MovingMedia Film Festival at Wayne State University, the Woodstock Film Festival and the Austin Film Festival. Congrats to Zev!

   
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Fun Home, the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel '77, has been turned into a musical. “Surprising, funny, ultimately deeply moving, FUN HOME is an exciting world-premiere musical from some of New York’s brightest theatrical talents.” Catch it this fall at the NYC’s Public Theater.

   
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Open House, an installation by Michael Zelehoski '96 is featured at Peekskill Project V.

   
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Henry Alford '80, has a new column, “Circa Now”, in the New York Times.

   
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Derek Link '84 is one of the main characters in the new documentary How to Survive a Plague. The IFC Film chronicles efforts to fight the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s.

   
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Bard College at Simon’s Rock | The Early College was listed in America’s Best Kept College Secrets!

   
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The Berkshire Eagle reported that the Berkshire Co-op Market, Berkshire Grown, and Bard College at Simon's Rock are joining up to offer Edible Education, a series of educational events.