Books, Film, Music



October 20, 2022

The Quiet Before: On the Unexpected Origins of Radical Ideas

New book by Gal Beckerman '98 explores the conditions required for revolutionary ideas to foment—or fester.

Nora Hickey

March 25, 2022

Eid al-Fitr Makes Its Animated Debut

After growing up watching reactionary stereotypes, a screenwriter creates space for nuanced Muslim characters.


December 10, 2021

Guardians of the Trees

The fate of the planet is inextricably linked to human health, writes Kinari Webb ’95.


October 18, 2021

Beloved Beasts

Science writer Michelle Nijhuis ’96 explores the fascinating history of the conservation movement.


May 25, 2021

Truth and Justice in Tulsa

The Ground Breaking unearths the sinister history of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.

April 26, 2021

Well Versed

For National Poetry Month, we present some Reed poets who explore identity and social justice.

April 12, 2021

Spread the Word

Reed grads have written an astonishing number of books about climate change and sustainability. Here’s a tiny sample.

April 9, 2021

Documentary as a Form of Resistance

In Spanish 372 students delve into documentary films about struggles for social justice.

December 15, 2020

Alaska Calling

Folk singer Mossy Kilcher ’66 has her regrets. Her life-changing time at Reed is not among them.

December 4, 2020

Professor Hailed for Book On Dance and Politics

Prof. Victoria Fortuna wins award for “exceptionally deep” study of dance and political violence.

December 1, 2020

Fear and Freedom in the Land of AIDS

Target of censors, Robert Chesley ’65 celebrated sexuality amid a landscape of repression.

November 19, 2020

Prof. Burford Wins Awards For Book on Mahalia Jackson

“Magisterial” study of gospel icon earns critical acclaim.

September 23, 2020

Trouble in the Mines of Titan

A graphic novel by François Vigneault ’13 imagines a future beset with new forms of oppression on the moons of Saturn.

May 6, 2020

Bullets, Ice, and Snow

How a ragtag bunch of skiers became the U.S. Army’s first alpine soldiers.