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    QC professor’s novel, “Song of the Shank”, sheds light on the slave narrative

    Following the success of recent movies such as “12 Years a Slave” and “Django Unchained,” critics asked whether another story about slaves was really necessary. After reading “Song of the Shank” by Jeffrey Renard Allen, New York Times book reviewer Mitchell S. Jackson felt compelled to answer with a resounding “yes.” On Nov. 11, Allen discussed his latest work as part of Queens College’s 39th Anniversary Evening Reading Series. “Song of the Shank” is the reimagined and fictional biography of “Blind Tom,” one of the 19th centuries most prominent performers and the first black person to play at the White House at the age of 10. Blind Tom, born as the slave Thomas Wiggins in…

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    Andy Warhol’s Pop art now at Godwin-Ternbach Museum

    Surrender to the vibrant and electric colors of one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, and perhaps the most celebrated artist in America’s history. With its walls boldly painted yellow, blue, and purple for the occasion, the Godwin-Ternbach Museum is currently featuring the work of Andy Warhol in the exhibition “Andy Warhol’s Photo-Aesthetic and Beyond” until Nov. 1, 2014. The Andy Warhol Foundation donated seven of Warhol’s massive silkscreens to Queens College, including those featuring Muhammad Ali, Sitting Bull, the Brooklyn Bridge and Cologne Cathedral. Pieces from Warhol’s “Campbell’s Soup Cans” collection, previously owned works, were featured alongside the recent donations. The serial collection expressed Warhol’s respect…