AitN: September 25, 2017

In television news, Kate McKinnon ’06 took home her second Emmy in two years in the Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy category, for her work on Saturday Night Live. Julia Stiles ’05 stars in Riviera, a new mini-series on Sundance Now, portraying a widowed art dealer; she was interviewed by NPR about the role on September 15. Lucia Aniello ’04 directed the season four premiere of Broad City, which debuted on September 13; Lilly Burns ’09 is the Broad City showrunner.

The Man Booker Prize released its 2017 shortlist of nominees on September 13; Paul Auster ’69, GSAS’70 earned a nomination for his novel 4 3 2 1. Listen to a February NPR interview to hear Auster discuss the book; the 2017 Man Booker Prize winner will be announced on Tuesday, October 17.

Rostam Batmanglij

Rostam Batmanglij '06

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Producer and former Vampire Weekend band member Rostam Batmanglij ’06 launched his debut solo album, Half-Light, on September 15; it was reviewed by many media outlets, including The New Yorker, Vulture and SPIN.

Grissel Seijo’93, TC’99 has been appointed to the Latina Commission Task Force of the Hispanic National Bar Association. “It’s an honor to be selected for this role,” Seijo said in a September 13 press release. “I look forward to working with my colleagues at the HNBA to further the organization’s goals of enriching and diversifying the legal profession to focus on the recruitment, retention and promotion of Hispanic legal professionals.”

Luke Petrasek ’17 signed a free agent deal with the Charlotte Hornets, becoming the first Lion to attend an NBA training camp since 1987. The team announced Petrasek’s signing on September 18.

Daniella Zalcman

Daniella Zalcman ’09

Angela Radulescu '11

Daniella Zalcman ’09, a photojournalist based in London, was quoted in a September 14 New York Times article, “Nikon Picked 32 Photographers to Promote a Camera. All 32 Were Men.” The article covers the neglect of women in the photojournalism industry, which prompted Zalcman to create a database of female photographers earlier this year; she is quoted saying, “We’re here. We’re working. We exist.”