Arts & Humanities



December 12, 2019

A History of Humanity

In the latest book by Tamim Ansary ’70, he focuses on the narratives that unite civilizations.

By Ty Bannerman

December 4, 2019

What the Sentence Can Do

With razor wit and trademark brio, Prof. Jan Mieszkowski takes on literature, philosophy, and the twitterverse.


December 3, 2019

Keeping the Faith

In his new book, Duncan Ryūken Williams ʾ91 uncovers the story of how Japanese-American Buddhist families survived mass incarceration and fought for religious freedom.


December 4, 2019

Classical Fun

High school students delve into topics ranging from Roman tattooing to volcanology at Reed's annual Latin Forum.


November 29, 2019

How Should Religion Be Taught?

A recent book celebrates the ideas and career of Prof. Steve Wasserstrom.

November 22, 2019

Mothers, Fathers, And Writers

Acclaimed author Lise Funderburg ’82 spent years trying to make sense of her dad. In her new anthology she asks other writers to do the same.

September 30, 2019

Rethinking The Canon

Lauri Ramey ’73 offers a new history of African American poetry with far-reaching implications for the study of Anglophone literature

September 24, 2019

Follow the Script

A pioneering chapter book takes center stage in Art 368

September 7, 2019

Good Eggs

Reedies flock to help Audubon save historic illustrations.

August 30, 2019

Scholar. Writer. Teacher. President.

There was no script for Audrey Bilger’s career. So she wrote her own.

March 19, 2019

Las Chuntá by Genevieve Roudané

A documentary about tradition, community, and queer identity in Chiapa de Corzo, Mexico

July 19, 2019

Chimes of a Lost Cathedral

In a sweeping fiction by Janet Fitch ’78, a young woman comes of age amidst the tumult of the Russian Revolution.

June 23, 2019

Lucinda Parker: Force Fields

A 50-year retrospective and new book about painter Lucinda Parker ’66.

June 4, 2019

The Great Migration

Humanities 110 looks at the art of Harlem Renaissance painter Jacob Lawrence.