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STERNWATCH: Steve Stern Making Moves

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Steve Stern is not actually a cartoon

Skidmore creative writing professor Steve Stern is having a pretty big week.

Two days ago, he wrote an article for NPR’s “You Must Read This” series about Frank Stanford, a somewhat forgotten Southern poet who penned the 15,283-lined, unpunctuated epic poem The Battlefield Where the Moon Says I Love You in 1977, a year before his suicide. Stanford’s story is fascinating, and Stern describes The Battlefield as “a great Southern gothic fun house illuminated by lightning.” Cool stuff.

Also, Stern’s latest collection of short stories, The Book of Mischiefwas recently named one of 100 notable books of 2012 by The New York Times Book ReviewFellow novelist and Times critic Nathaniel Rich lauded the collection when it was published back in September.

Hey, mazel tov, Steve!

NPR and Meat

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

up your pork game

In an attempt to appeal to a more conservative audience and distance itself from liberal vegans, NPR has been running a few stories about good ol’ American meat.

During the last week this has led to the emergence of an unlikely love triangle between NPR, Skidmore alums, and slaughtered pigs…

Bruce reported earlier this week on Andrew Plotsky and butchering.  Here’s a another meaty story on alum Molly Baz who, along with Mikaela Bloomberg, used to treat lucky students, faculty, and Saratogians to gourmet meals.

We’re a bit late to this one but it’s kind of weird, right? We can only hope that the administration takes note and replaces Macrury with this.