Eye Drop: Highlights from this week’s magazine
After coming to Columbia, Wilfred Chan felt cut off from the campus’s Asian American community. And it looks like Chan’s plight isn’t unique. In this week’s lead, Chan examines what it means to be Asian American and what role—if any—participation in campus organizations plays in defining identity. [Lead]
According to Professor Guy, Harry Potter paved the way for the success of The Hunger Games. Carolina Gurlach looks into the role that J.K. Rowling’s series played in popularizing the genre of young adult lit. [Books]
Photographer Brandon Stanton is currently on a mission to capture Manhattan’s faces and the fascinating stories behind them on his blog, Humans of New York. Olivia Aylmer spoke to him about his blog, photography, and New York’s diversity. [Interview]
Record Store Day is on April 21, and it may represent a sliver of hope for the record industry. Zoe Camp examines the recent resurgence of vinyl records and whether their rising popularity will be enough to save a dying culture. [Music]
Now that finals season is just around the corner, we know you’re starting to pay special attention to what you’re eating. P.J. Sauerteig has constructed a food pyramid to help you make your nutritional choices more . . . healthy? [Eyesites]
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