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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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Why Do We Enjoy Watching Horror Films? with Aaron Garrett

Have you ever wondered why we enjoy watching movies meant to scare us? Aaron Garrett, a professor of philosophy in Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), explores the psychological underpinnings of this phenomenon.

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