Roxanne Varzi’s new novel, Last Scene Underground, portrays a modern Iran that’s rarely seen in the coverage of that country’s nuclear program and religious fundamentalism. The book tells of young, educated residents of Tehran who navigate their way through politics and art and in the process learn hard lessons about censorship, creativity and love. It was inspired by artists […]
Book lovers can look to UCI authors for summer fare that exercises the mind while the body relaxes
Like many a philosopher, UC Irvine alumnus Matt Lawrence, Ph.D. ’99 likes to ruminate on life’s deepest questions – preferably over a nice, cold beer. Now he’s paired his study of what ails humanity with his interest in ales – as well as lagers, stouts and porters. In Lawrence’s new book, Philosophy on Tap: Pint-Sized Puzzles for the […]
Bridget Cooks sheds light on African American art, cultural imagery.