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The Steam Press: Ridiculous plot twists and turns

Mackenzie Broderick, Blogger

February 4, 2014

Filed under Books, Columns & Reviews, Current Blogs, The Current

Greetings, culture lovers! As midterms descend, clutching us in their deathlike grip, the search for the perfect way to procrastinate becomes paramount. After many, many trials, I’ve found that the perfect way to waste time...

Steam Press: Your future, as told by romance novels

Mackenzie Broderick, Columnist

January 29, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Books, Columns & Reviews, The Current

Greetings, culture lovers. Plot twist: The polar vortex has returned with a vengeance. If you had known we’d relive the Ice Age not once but twice, would you have chosen Northwestern over the University of Miami? Would ...

The Steam Press: Book-to-movie adaptations that went from text to travesty

Mackenzie Broderick, Blogger

January 22, 2014

Filed under Books, Columns & Reviews, Movies, The Current

Greetings, culture lovers! As a new year dawns upon us, the Steam Press looks to the fresh horizon, and what do we see? Plenty of book-to-movie adaptations slated to debut in 2014. Though I have yet to actually read any of...

The Steam Press: Jane Austen myths, de-bunked

Mackenzie Broderick, Columnist

November 19, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Books, The Current

Greetings, culture lovers! The holidays are approaching, and before we all head off for break, the Steam Press would like to bestow a gift upon its readers — namely, the gift of knowledge as we debunk three Jane Austen myths....

The Steam Press: JaneAustenpalooza in text messages

Mackenzie Broderick, Columnist

November 14, 2013

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Books, The Current

Greetings, culture lovers! Now it feels as if our lives are overrun with technology, while the works of Jane Austen offer a return to a simpler time. But what if Austen had access to Twitter, Facebook and cellphones? We at...