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SESP junior Natasha Sondakh prepares to publish debut novel exploring Indonesian identity

Natasha Sondakh (SESP ’22). Sondakh’s debut novel, “She Smells of Turmeric,” will be published at the end of April.
January 14, 2021

In just four months, Natasha Sondakh (SESP ’22) wrote her debut novel, “She Smells of Turmeric,” while juggling classes and learning how to market her book. The fictional novel follows an Indonesian-American...

Chicago film and television industry embraces COVID-19 reality

Craig J. Harris. He is a freelance television producer in Chicago.
January 14, 2021

After almost a year of staying home and social distancing, the film and television industry has adapted to the consequences of COVID-19. Although the future still remains unclear, professionals are optimistic...

Audio drama reimagines “The Glass Menagerie” through a Chinese-American lens

Set and costume designs for the “The Glass Menagerie.”
January 13, 2021

Discouraging the pursuit of the arts. Pressuring daughters to get married. Balancing familial responsibilities with personal dreams. These were elements of Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie,”...

NU alumna Jenny Shi reflects on the year of her award-winning documentary “Finding Yingying”

A still from “Finding Yingying.
January 13, 2021

Jenny Shi’s (Medill M.S. ’17) film on the disappearance of Yingying Zhang, a Chinese international student at the University of Illinois, gained critical acclaim after a year-long festival run. While...

The Monthly: November Edition

The Monthly: November Edition
November 22, 2020

In this edition of the Monthly: It’s not just the “Stranger Things” kids. An NU alum brings Dungeons & Dragons into 2020. Further reads: Monthly Editor reflects on his time at The Daily. The...

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