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LA Weekly did a feature on Melissa Rosenberg '86, around the successful launch of Jessica Jones. 

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Jonah Nigro '16 is one of a group of international artists whose work will be displayed on digital screens around Paris for the first Parisian exhibition of animated GIFs. The exhibition, organized by Balibart Gallery, will run through June 10. An article on the exhibition states that Nigro is considered among the best digital illustrators in the world.

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Sarai Walker, a graduate of the MFA Program at Bennington College, spoke with Scott Simon about her novel Dietland.

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Barbara Alfano spoke with alumna Ann Goldstein '71 about her translating for Elena Ferrante.

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Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney MFAW '13 talks to the New York Times about the decision to pursue a degree in writing at age 50 and selling her first novel—started while she was a student at Bennington—for a seven figure advance.

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New York Times feature illustrates the depth and breadth of the impact Elizabeth Swados ’73 had on musical theater, highlighting a number of upcoming productions and quotes from notables including Meryl Streep, Diane Lane, Garry Trudeau, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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Emmy nominations were announced, and two Bennington alumni made the cut: Peter Dinklage ’91 is once again nominated for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones, and Shawn Paper ’90 received a nod for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series for his work on Veep

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NPR's Selected Shorts aired a reading of Megan Mayhew Bergman's story "Hell Diving Women" from her collection Almost Famous Women. Anika Noni Rose (Dream Girls, Raisin in the Sun) read it.

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Jeva Lange '15 published an opinion piece today in The Week which explores the difficulties that international students face after graduation.

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The buzz around Cannibal by Safiya Sinclair '10 continues to grow. The book, while still unpublished, has already been recognized by the Prairie Schooner Book Prize as their 2015 winner. Now, Cannibal appears Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2016." 

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The Imperial Wife, by Irina Reyn MFAW '06, has received widespread critical attention and praise, including an article and interview with NPR, and a review in the Washington Post

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Lee Clay Johnson '07 is the author of Nitro Mountain, which was published this spring by Knopf. It has been favorably reviewed by several literary journals including Kirkus and Electric Literature and most recently, by the New York Times. 

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Effy Redman '04 recently published a piece in The New York Times about growing up with Moebius Syndrome, a condition that renders her unable to smile or make most other facial expressions. In the article, Redman meditates on the difficulties she deals with as a person unable to participate in the many-layered and surprisingly vital social mechanism that is a simple smile. 

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Gesture, a nearly 3000-part installation of small paintings by Manju Shandler ’95, is included in the exhibition “Rendering the Unthinkable: Artists Respond to 9/11” at the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Each painting is meant to evoke a particular victim. The show opens on September 12.

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Morgan Jerkins MFAW ’16 recently published an essay in Rolling Stone on “What Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem Protest Tells Us About America.” In it, she argues that “People aren’t merely upset because he is disrespecting the flag; they are upset because [his] anger illuminates just how divided this nation is and has always been.” 

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Sylvan Esso, a group that includes Amelia Meath ’10, was featured in this week’s New York Times Playlist for their single “Radio.” The playlist includes “the week’s most notable new songs.” This week’s theme: “ten tracks you may have missed this summer.”

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Two alumni were included in Buzzfeed's list of 21 Incredible New Books You Need to Read this Fall. A "colorful new novel" by Jonathan Lethem '86, A Gambler's Anatomy, was featured, along with Safiya Sinclair's '10 new "lyrical and provocative" book of poetry Cannibal.

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A new exhibition of the later works of Helen Frankenthaler '49 opened today at the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills. The show, titled Line Into Color, Color Into Line and curated by John Elderfield, includes "works where the painter was exploring the division between drawing and painting." It will run until October 29. 

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Amrita Lash '04, and her band, Long Journey, released their debut album, Fierce Folk, last month. 

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Deborah Borda ’71 spoke Michael Eisner at the Aspen Ideas Festival about her work managing the LA Philharmonic Orchestra. She also spoke about why she chose to attend Bennington College (after beginning her studies at a traditional music conservatory), citing Bennington's high level of flexibility, and emphasis on entrepreneurship. She soon realized, in Eisner's words, "Bennington would be better," and now advises musicians: “go to a liberal arts school” [9:40]. More.

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Bennington trio Mountain Man was featured as part of the "Musical Map of the United States" series by Brooklyn Magazine

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Jonathan Marc Sherman ’90 received the Hudas Schwartz Liff ’47 volunteer award for his support of Bennington. In her presentation, President Silver praised Sherman for the way he “sustains Bennington by making Bennington part of what he does.”

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The Oyster War by Summer Brennan '01 was named as a finalist for the Orion Book Award.

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Anaïs Duplan '14 was interviewed in Divedapper following the release of her debut poetry collection, Take This Stallion. 

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Harper's Bazaar published a story on the Literary Brat Pack, featuring Bret Easton Ellis '86, Donna Tartt '86, and Jill Eisenstein '86, all of whom "helped change the course of American literature—and looked great doing it."

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Jenn Stanley '09 and her father Peter participated in an interview on StoryCorps titled "Just In Time for the Election, It's Time for Some Family Political Therapy." In it, they spoke the way that their differing political opinions have affected their relationship. The interview ran on NPR's Morning Edition.

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Adam Freed '08 was the subject of a piece in The Boston Globe earlier this month about how best to help veterans.

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Robin Jebavy '04 has been awarded a Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation in recognition of her work as an "emerging artist." Her work will be included in an exhibition at the Haggerty Museum of Art next June. 

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Mike Rugnetta '06 was part of a live-streamed conversation called "Fed Up: On Social Media and Democracy."

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The Huffington Post published an opinion piece by Jesse Larner '88 which explores the role that white supremacist support for Donald Trump has played during and after the recent election.