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Recess Interviews: Journalist Gustavo Gorriti

Irony is one of those elements that invigorates the intellectual function of a story if it is well applied. It makes storytelling sharper and clearer. It also creates tension in the story and helps the reader to follow and understand the narrative easily.


New York playwright brings Pussy Riot to Duke actors

Barbara Hammond, a playwright in residence at New Dramatists in New York, has been visiting Duke for two weeks to work with students in Jody McAuliffe’s advanced acting class and stage her work in progress, “We Are Pussy Riot.” The play is inspired by the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, who have used performance art to protest and defy the regime of President Vladmir Putin.


Recess Interviews: Eric Oberstein on his Grammy win

I've played saxophone and drums since elementary school, when I caught the music bug. I started a rock band in high school with my best friends, and we ended up recording an album in a professional studio in Queens, NY, near where I grew up. We wrote all original music and raised enough funds for the project by selling our band's T-shirts to our family and friends.