Books, Film, Music



December 15, 2020

Alaska Calling

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

By Casey Jarman

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.

February 4, 2020

Walk Run Cha-Cha All the Way

Will Laura Nix ’89 win an Oscar for her powerful new documentary?

December 12, 2019

A History of Humanity

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

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

How They Kept the Faith

Duncan Ryūken Williams ʾ91 uncovers the story of how Japanese-American Buddhist families survived imprisonment and fought for their freedom.

November 26, 2019

Bitter Harvest

Explosive analysis of the 1967 race riots by Robert Shellow ’51 was suppressed by the White House and forgotten for 50 years. How does it look today?

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