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.

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 […]

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 […]

The Whole Truth

Foreign correspondent Gerry Hadden tells the stories behind his radio reports from Latin America and Haiti

To Timbuktu – and Back

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

Documenting the Depression

by Brian Speer America in the 1930s was rife with change. Roosevelt’s New Deal created sweeping reform intended to pull the country out of the Depression. Corporate America was on the rise, as were labor unions. Socialism grew in response to Fascist regimes in Europe. And against this charged backdrop, documentary photography emerged as an […]

The Spirit of New Orleans

Childlike Chanda has spent her life on the uptown New Orleans estate where she was born. Both sheltered and molested (by her Uncle Aldo, for whom she seems to harbor no ill will), Chanda lives an oddly charmed existence well into adulthood. Her cloistered life ends when her companion, whom she knows as the Old […]