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Mace & Crown | March 24, 2018

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books Archives * Mace & Crown

Fatima’s Best Reads: ‘Monsterland,’ ‘King’s Cage’ and ‘Superman’

January 20, 2018 |

Fatima Rivera | Staff Writer

‘Monsterland:’ Bleak and confusing despite potential storyline

The tales of werewolves, vampires and zombies have influenced many parts of entertainment for decades. From books to movies, there have been countless renditions of … Read More

Tim Seibles: The Man, The Professor, The Poet Laureate

October 14, 2016 |

Christina Marable Contributing Writer

I guess you could say I am not who I am. I always suspected there was something about me.

The opening lines of Tim Seibles’ poem “On Being Mistaken” sums up Virginia’s newest Poet Laureate. A creative writing … Read More

Before Checking the College Bookstore, Check the Internet

August 16, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

College is expensive. No one is going to argue the amount of money that a student needs to pay, either out of their own pocket or through some other resource, in order to get a higher education. … Read More

Jesse Andrews’ ‘The Haters’ Offers Lesson in Humility

April 24, 2016 |

Lindsey Lanham Staff Writer

Ever wonder what it’d be like to embark on a summer tour with your best friend and a girl you just met? Or how you’d survive an entire two weeks with no cell phone or Internet access? … Read More

‘The Girl You Lost’ Sheds New Light on the Typical Murder Mystery

March 25, 2016 |

Lindsey Lanham Contributing Writer

Simone Porter is a teenage mother whose child, at only six months old, is abducted. Though Simone and her husband, Matt, have gone on with their lives, the memory of their daughter has never been forgotten. Eighteen … Read More

There’s Something I Want You to Do

February 27, 2016 |

Christina Marable Contributing Writer

There’s something I want you to do: Rescue me from my drug habit and a Shakespearean reading dealer. There’s something I want you to do: Love me but accept that I’ll always be more obsessed with death … Read More

The American West Rediscovered in Percival Everett’s Half an Inch of Water

February 25, 2016 |

Christina Marable Contributing Writer

Percival Everett, the distinguished English professor at the University of Southern California, spoke as guest reader at ODU’s Literary Festival last October, where he read parts of his book, “Half an Inch of Water.” This long-awaited short … Read More

Music Critic Rashod Ollison Brings His ‘Soul Serenade’ to ODU

February 4, 2016 |

Morgan Engelhardt Contributing Writer

Throughout our lives, music defines our memories, both past and present, whether as a comfort or a catalyst. Music and culture critic Rashod Ollison used soul music as an escape from a childhood with separated parents, being … Read More

ODU Student Signs Book Deal

October 11, 2015 |

Larenz Johnson Staff Writer

It is not every day that someone’s dream comes true, and when it does, it can be life changing.

This was the case when … Read More