Books, Film, Music


April 19, 2023

A Cross-Country Cornhole Trip Digs into American Identity

Anthropology major Emilie Kelly ’25 used a classic lawn game to break the ice before entering into deeper conversation.

April 14, 2023

Through the Portal

Josh Riedel ’07 was Instagram’s first employee. His debut novel plunges readers into startup life.

January 6, 2023

Changing the Lens

Nili Yosha ’07 empowers houseless youth through filmmaking.

November 7, 2022

The Western

English 261 investigates a history of US film culture through the lens of the cinematic Western.

October 20, 2022

The Quiet Before: On the Unexpected Origins of Radical Ideas

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

September 2, 2022

Marginal Powers and Messages from the Divine

Stephanie Guyer-Stevens ’86 documents the unique power of female shamans in Bhutan.

March 25, 2022

Eid al-Fitr Makes Its Animated Debut

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

March 22, 2022

Happy Birthday Scriptorium!

The Calligraphy Initiative celebrates 10 years of serifs and glyphs, metal nibs and oak gall ink, and the generous support of a small group of alumni and friends who made it possible.

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.