Ariel Levy ’96 Reads at Russell House If you like Edie Windsor, the New Yorker, the idea of Thanksgiving in Mongolia, reading, writing, or calling yourself an interesting person, you should probably go see Ariel Levy ’96 read at Russell House this Wednesday at 8 PMRachel Warner GRAD writes in with all of the nitty gritty details:

2014 Joan Jakobson Visiting Writer Ariel Levy ’96 will read from her new work on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT.

Ariel Levy has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2008. Her subjects have included South African runner Caster Semenya, the former
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, and Edith Windsor, the
plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that brought down the Defense of
Marriage Act. Her shorter work has appeared in The Washington Post,
Slate, Vogue, and The New York Times, and has been anthologized in The
Best American Essays 2008 and the Best American Travel Writing 2011.
She received a 2014 National Magazine Award for her personal essay
“Thanksgiving in Mongolia.”

In 2009 Levy was named one of The Advocate’s “Forty Under 40”
most influential out media professionals. Her book Female Chauvinist
Pigs (2005) offers a lively polemic on postfeminism, female sexuality,
and the rise of “raunch culture.”

Free and open to the public.
Reception and book signing to follow the reading.
For more information, please call 860.685.3448 or visit

Date: 11/5
Time: 8 PM
Place: Russell House

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