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English Professor Suvir Kaul on Kashmir’s rich poetry and tragic politics.[...]
Yochi Dreazen had seen his share of death and combat trauma as a military journalist in Iraq and Afghanistan. But it wasn’t until he met an American general and his family that he learned how deep that trauma can go, and what needs to be done to heal it.[...]
Penn Medicine’s Frances E. Jensen is a leader in studying how the brain develops and what that means for learning, behavior, and the treatment of disease at different ages. For her book on the teenage brain, she drew on the latest neuroscience findings—and the experiment going on in her own home.[...]
A poet’s memoir of life after death. The Light of the World.[...]
July|Aug 2015[...]
Terrible suffering, strikingly dissimilar. A Tale of Two Plantations.[...]
Jonathan Moreno on “J.L.,” his psychodrama-founding father.[...]
An emeritus professor of sociology recalls his political and intellectual evolution.[...]
March|April 2015[...]
How Warren Gefter M’74 inspired his daughter to write about nothing.[...]
Jan|Feb 2015[...]
Rottenberg on Greenfield.The Outsider.[...]
Nov|Dec 2014[...]
F. Scott Fitzgerald died a failure, but now The Great Gatsby sells a half-million copies a year (even when there’s not a movie). In So We Read On, alumna and Fresh Air book-critic Maureen Corrigan explains how this happened—and why it’s right that it did.[...]
SLIDESHOW | An uninhabited island in the East River.[...]
Places and things left behind. The Picture that Remains.[...]
Prusiner on his pursuit of the prion. Madness and Memory.[...]
Sept|Oct 2014[...]
Diane Jacobs CW’70’s new book is about Abigail Adams and her sisters.[...]
Thomas Brothers C’79 on “Master of Modernism” Louis Armstrong.[...]