Kenneth Burns, AB’93, AM’03, finds the South welcoming to him and his partner.
Leslie Maitland, AB’71, recalls her role breaking the story of the real Abscam, which inspired the “terrifically amusing satire” American Hustle.
Nissa Rhee, AB’06, surveys the legacy of war with American veterans returning to Vietnam.
Edward Tenner, AM’67, PhD’72, considers what “an informed life” means in the information age.
Arika Okrent, PhD’04, lists the reasons why the listicle is a popular literary form.
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.
Anne Ford, AM’99, questioned her own academic ability—then she started asking questions of others.
Into the fray over Hilary Mantel’s comments about Kate Middleton.
Greg Bellow, AB’66, AM’68, reclaims his acclaimed father, novelist Saul Bellow, X’39, from those who would adopt him as their own.
Wayne Scott, AB’86, AM’89, knows from painful experience that an A is not a scarlet letter around here—an F is.
A scholar reflects and confesses.
Memories of professor Richard Stern from a student and friend.