Port City: Black and White

The second Brandon Blake novel by Gerry Boyle '78 portends another fine series of crime fiction from the creator of the nine-volume (and counting) Jack McMorrow series, says Professor Emeritus Patrick Brancaccio in a review.

Writing the Final Chapter

The Jane Poems Ronald Moran ’58 Clemson University Digital Press (2011) Poet Ronald Moran’s latest collection is the climactic chapter of a love story. It is not passages filled with youthful passion or the ease of midlife, it is the denouement of devotion in which he reveals the essence of a relationship that lasted a […]

Kennebec Highlands Vista

  Maine landscape painter Matthew Russ ’96 exhibits recent work from the Kennebec Highlands and other areas surrounding the Belgrade Lakes beginning in August at the new Maine Lakes Resource Center in Belgrade Lakes village. A portion of sales from the exhibit will benefit the resource center. Russ paints in the field year-round, often backpacking […]

Turning Experience into Success

6 Habits of Highly Successful Managers John Cioffi ’70 and Ken Willig Career Press (2011) John Cioffi ’70 and Ken Willig, partners in a management consulting firm, have a wealth of business experience, from family business to entrepreneurial ventures to startups to work with a Fortune 100 company. They have distilled many decades of experience […]

Handwriting on the Wall

Catherine Courtenaye: Paintings Catherine Courtenaye ’79 Boise Art Museum (May 14–Oct. 16, 2011) Catherine Courtenaye’s abstract paintings are grounded in the vernacular penmanship of 19th-century America and are the outcome of her interest in handwriting manuals, ledgers, and documents. Using a variety of printmaking techniques, Courtenaye  transfers phrases, signatures, alphabets, and numbers from original manuscript […]

To Timbuktu – and Back

Steven Weinberg and Casey Scieszka turn exploration into a charming and informative collaboration.