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Kamal Al-Solaylee's book Brown has been shortlisted for a Governor General Literary Award (Ryersonian Archives)

Rye journalism prof on the Governor General’s short list

Ryerson journalism professor Kamal Al-Solaylee’s new book, Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone), has made the short list for the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award. It was announced on Tuesday that Al-Solaylee’s book, about brown-skinned perspectives around the world, made the cut in the non-fiction category for one of Canada’s most prestigious literary awards. A […]

by Olivia Chandler· · Literature, News, On Campus
Ryerson instructor Adam Nyman in a still from a Ryersonian video. Nayman is a speaker at this year's Word on the Street festival. (Ryersonian)

Word on the Street: Rye instructor on short-format non-fiction

A Ryerson instructor will be speaking at the “Nothing but The Truth” tent at this year’s Word on the Street festival. The 25th annual festival aims to showcase the best in literary non-fiction, and the tent features local authors speaking about topics such as fathering an adopted child, the popularity of brunch and Arctic exploration. Adam Nayman, a sessional film instructor at […]

by Laura Calabrese· · Arts & Life, Literature
Jack Layton’s book club returns

Jack Layton’s book club returns

Behind the tall glass walls of the Ryerson Archives is a display honouring the life of a former Ryerson professor who later became one of Canada’s leading political figures: Jack Layton. Shortly after his death in 2011, his family donated over 1,400 of his books to Ryerson. Approximately 500 are circulating around the library, while the rest can be found […]

by Tanya Cruz· · Arts & Life, Literature, Top stories
Sonian Book Club: The Sittaford Mystery, by Agatha Christie

Sonian Book Club: The Sittaford Mystery, by Agatha Christie

Title: The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie Genre: Mystery Pages: 224 About the author: Christie is famous for her 66 detective novels. Her novels often follow the same pattern: a murder, multiple suspects with secrets, a detective slowly uncovering these secrets, a shocking twist and finally solving the murder. Yet, her books are still full of surprises and are enjoyable to read […]

by Laura Zizek· · Arts & Life, Literature, Top stories
Robyn Doolittle talks about a possible sequel to Crazy Town

Robyn Doolittle talks about a possible sequel to Crazy Town

Click here for the extended interview.  Robyn Doolittle, Ryerson graduate and author of Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story, sat down with The Ryersonian reporter, Emma Childs, for an exclusive interview to talk about her experience writing about the Ford family. She also spoke about the challenges of balancing her work as both an upcoming author and a journalist for the Toronto Star, the […]

by Emma Childs· · News, On Campus, Top stories, Videos
Some of the Ryersonian staff share their favourite books. (Rebecca Sedore and Arti Panday / Ryersonian Staff)

Sonian Book Club: Spring Break Edition

Spring break is just around the corner and although you may be dreaming of warm weather and sandy beaches, most of us will be at home — where winter is still very much present. Snuggling up with a good book is a great way to escape the polar vortex. However, finding the perfect book can sometimes prove to be a challenge. Here […]

by Laura Zizek· · Arts & Life, Literature, Top stories
Laura Zizek reading Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh (Shannon Cuciz / Ryersonian Staff)

Sonian Book Club: Hyberbole and a Half, by Allie Brosh

  Title: Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened, by Allie Brosh Genre: Graphic memoir/humour Pages: 384 Plot: Brosh’s playful memoir seamlessly brings together stories about cakes, dogs and depression in one colourful book. Why you should read it: You may look like a fool laughing on the subway, but it’s all […]

by Laura Zizek· · Arts & Life, Literature, Top stories

Ryerson street style: Lovin’ Leather

With fall right around the corner, Ryerson students were seen sporting their chic leather ensembles. This week, it was all about leather jackets, vests and biker boots. All photos taken by Shazah Ayub.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Fashion
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