Alumni Essay

July–Aug/14

Steve Cicala, AB’04, takes the time to honor his unlikely but generous mentor Gary Becker.

July–Aug/14

Dorothee E. Kocks, AB’78, found dignity in humility after her career dropped out from under her.

May–June/14

Benjamin Recchie, AB’03, is the very model of a modern Gilbert and Sullivan Savoyaire.

May–June/14

Kenneth Burns, AB’93, AM’03, finds the South welcoming to him and his partner.

Mar–Apr/14

Leslie Maitland, AB’71, recalls her role breaking the story of the real Abscam, which inspired the “terrifically amusing satire” American Hustle.

Mar–Apr/14

Nissa Rhee, AB’06, surveys the legacy of war with American veterans returning to Vietnam.

Jan–Feb/14

Edward Tenner, AM’67, PhD’72, considers what “an informed life” means in the information age.

Jan–Feb/14

Arika Okrent, PhD’04, lists the reasons why the listicle is a popular literary form.

Nov–Dec/13

Joshua Mitchell, PhD’89, reflects on how students from Washington to Iraq differ in their understanding of Tocqueville’s “lonely man” in the democratic age.

Sept–Oct/13

Anne Ford, AM’99, questioned her own academic ability—then she started asking questions of others.

July–Aug/13

Into the fray over Hilary Mantel’s comments about Kate Middleton.

May–June/13

Greg Bellow, AB’66, AM’68, reclaims his acclaimed father, novelist Saul Bellow, X’39, from those who would adopt him as their own.