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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.