November/December 2015
The Arts
Back to Basics
Scott_Anderson_thb.jpg For Oscar-winning special effects 
wizard Scott Anderson ’86, blockbusters are not enough.
An Epic Tale
In-the-Heart-of-the-Sea_thb.jpg In the Heart of the Sea, the survival adventure by Nathaniel Philbrick ‘78 comes to the big screen.
Hunger Games
Alexandra_Kleeman_thb.jpg A debut novel by Alexandra Kleeman ’07, weaves together beauty standards, female friendship, and suburban life.
Life in a Mill Town
Sweat_by_Lynn_Nottage_thb.jpg Sweat, the new play by Pulitzer-winner Lynn Nottage ’86, will begin a run at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., in January.
A Generous Spirit
Tucker_Nichols_thb.jpg Tucker Nichols ’93 always wanted to be an artist. Now he's illustrated This Bridge Will Not Be Gray, Dave Eggars new kids book.
Human Experience
Hoffman_at_The-Confirmation_thb.jpg Film executive Todd Hoffman ’89 is betting on movies that may lack special effects built are built on strong stories and characters.
A Mug in the Morning
SusanCheever2_thb.jpg Susan Cheever ’65 looks at U.S. history and finds a lot of booze, from the Pilgrims and to Richard Nixon.
Fresh Ink
Fresh_Ink_thb.jpg New books include a Washington novel by Thomas Mallon ’73, a biography of Lou Reed, and a look at the modern mind.