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Arts+Culture

NONFICTION
Indispensable reference
Published Winter 2017
'The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers' shines a light on a lesser-known era of journalists, playwrights, poets, etc. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Fiction
Surreal family life
Published Winter 2017
Jean McGarry's collection is an indelible dip into the surreal combination of comedy and drama that overstuffs ordinary family life / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Music
Indomitable diva
Published Winter 2017
After two double-lung transplants, Peabody alum Charity Tillemann-Dick is again singing onstage around the world / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Film
Documenting the Northern Neck
Published Winter 2017
A recently discovered trove of films documenting life in Virginia during the Great Depression reveal a Hopkins alum's love for his hometown / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Literature
Alice McDermott's notable novel
Published Jan 18, 2018
Author's eighth novel, 'The Ninth Hour,' among New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2017
History project
Mapping Frederick Douglass
Published Jan 18, 2018
Students in Johns Hopkins graduate seminar research, visit regional sites of significance in young slave's life
ART
Teju Cole, on seeing
Published Jan 18, 2018
Author, 'New York Times Magazine' photography critic discusses vision, art in President's Reading Series talk
Al Gore: Students can play 'huge part' in today's climate movement
Published Jan 18, 2018
Students watch follow-up to 'An Inconvenient Truth,' participate in live Q&A with former vice president
Turnbull Lecture
On the power and mystique of metaphor
Published Jan 18, 2018
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith, the U.S. Poet laureate, visits Johns Hopkins
Exhibits
Curators' picks from 'Bibliomania'
Published Jan 18, 2018
Peabody exhibit shares 'rare and curious' items collected over the course of the library's 150 years