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His True Loves
Jonathan Karp ’86 left his job as editor-in-chief of Random House to launch his own imprint and stage his first play, about a timid bookstore clerk faced with saving the world.
How They Did It
Letter to the editor about early 1900s recording technology
New books by alumni and faculty inclues a thriller about a stalker and a road-trip conversation about art and life.
Music Like Movies
The cinematic grooves of Sasha Spielberg ’12
A journalist gets to know writer David Foster Wallace, 12 years before his suicide.
Angela Robinson ’92 left TV writing rooms to write and direct Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.
As head of research for The Crown, Annie Sulzberger ’04 wants to immerse you in the world of Queen Elizabeth II.
A New Sitcom
Four Brown alums working on CBS's 9JKL show that no, you can't really go home again and expect it to be the same.
A thriller in post-Soviet Cuba, inside LBJ's White House, and a debut novel set in Brooklyn.
Shadowman, the latest documentary from filmmaker Oren Jacoby ’77, chronicles a forgotten pioneer.
New books from Jacob M. Appel ’96, Sasha Polakow-Suransky ’01, and Rachel Z. Arndt ’10.
The Pull of Place
Robin MacArthur's intimate connection to the land is a powerful influence in her lyrical first novel, Heart Spring Mountain.
Among the 16 films in the U.S. Dramatic Competition held at the Sundance Film Festival in January, three were written and/or directed by alums.
Here Comes the Son
The first solo album from Dhani Harrison ’01 is “an introspective trip.”
Two Alums Win Pulitzer
James Forman Jr. ’88 and Andrew Sean Greer ’92 took nonfiction and fiction
New books by Blue Balliett ’78, Timothy J. Shannon ’86, and Steven Wallace ’83
Brown-Trinity Rep MFA programs receive full tuition scholarships in the 2018-2019 academic year.
Literary luminaries gathered in April to toast Robert Coover’s 33 years at Brown.
Covering ultimate fighters and really cute dogs
Documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsberg offers a glimpse into the justice's life
New books by Rita Bullwinkel '11, Jessica Weisberg '06 and Natasha Zaretsky '96 AM, '03 PhD
Subjects Become Artists
What happens when the people photographed are invited to alter the images?
Movement as Medicine
An alum finds new joy helping folks with Parkinson’s master the dance floor
Inner Life of a Goddess
Madeline Miller ’00, ’01 AM revisits the Circe story for the #MeToo era
Catch a Wave
Jeff Zimbalist ’00 tracks Kelly Slater and his surfing buds from their Hawaii youth up into the pros
Writer and editor Emily Nemens ’05 takes the helm at the Paris Review
Trying to Make Meaning
The 10th novel from Meg Wolitzer ’81 is her most political yet.
John Krasinski ’01 moves into uncharted territory
Roots and Rites
Conceptual choreographer Edisa Weeks ’87
Medicine & Health
Portraits of Love
A student uplifts women with cancer and their care teams
A debut novel inspired by present-day refugees
New books by Eric Jay Dolin '83, Dawn Raffel '79 and Alan Stern '75 & David Grinspoon '82
A Symphony of Moments
RaMell Ross’s documentary about a black community in the deep south.
New books by Nathaniel Philbrick '78, Eric Klinenberg '93 and Robin Green '67.
Sofi Tukker takes the dance-pop world by storm
A woman sleeps away a year of her life
The Genius Series
Ken Biller ’86 tells the life stories of famous masterminds
Actor Tim Blake Nelson ’86 turns singing gunslinger
Maria Manuela Goyanes ’01 is the Woolly Mammoth’s new artistic director
An audiovisual art installation explores synesthesia.
Into the Abyss
Dark stories from author Ben Marcus ’91 MFA
New books by William Powers '93, Shelley Jackson '94 MFA and Ann Ducille '91 PhD.
A Freshman Oscar
Charlotte Silverman ’22, for Period. End of Sentence.
Far From All Fair Guidance
At dusk, a Puritan woman wakes up from a nap in the woods.
New books by Lauren E. Oakes ’04, Katharine Smyth ’03 and Rowan Ricardo Phillips ’98 AM, ’03 PhD.
The roles keep coming for actress Marin Hinkle ’88
Bergman: A Year in a Life
Film examines the life of director Ingmar Bergman
A New Reality
The latest novel by Leni Zumas ’94 imagines the impact of restricted reproductive rights
Enlivening investment banking reports
A new book chronicles higher education in the Sixties
Bringing Pikachu to Life
How the beloved Pokémon got to the big screen
A professor emeritus and 3 alumni take the top honor
Humanities & Culture
Big Game Hunting
One family’s passion for collecting Victorian table games
New books by Kate Ascher '80, Thomas Mallon '73 and Monique Tello '95.
Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, as retold on Hulu by Bruce Miller ’87, is having a moment.
New books by Mark Mayer '06, Mathangi Subramanian '02 and Wendy Walker '89.
Partners in Verse
Taking their spoken-word poetry around the world
Grammy Award Winner
Violinist Lili Haydn '92 wins a Grammy
The Accidental Director
A longtime Hollywood writer-producer takes his turn at the helm
Courtney Mattison ’11 AM creates ceramic installations about endangered coral reefs.
Will Smart Phones Kill Live Theater?
12 Brown playwrights on writing for the stage in the age of streaming
A new film examines how blindness affects the creative process
Sang Min Lim ’17 claims his space in K-pop
Two Sons, One Chance
A powerful debut novel set in Trinidad
New books by Mona Awad ’14 MFA, Art Markman ’88, and Tim Murphy ’91
In search of the meaning of democracy
Filmmaker Bill Lichtenstein ’78 tells the WBCN story
Testing the Limits
An introvert experiments with life as an extrovert
New books by Courtney Maum ’01, Louise Aronson ’86, and Lauren Acampora ’97
World of Pop
A hit podcast decodes popular music
Say it Through Song
Licity Collins ’94 releases live album
Ellie Gravitte ’17 directs commercial for “A Million Little Things”
“You’re Not a Monster”
New bite-size series starring Kelsey Grammer and Eric Stonestreet
A craft blogger takes off
Books by Karen Dukess ’84, Akemi Johnson ’04, and Susan Rebecca White ’99
“We All Fall Down”
A new play focusing on family and religion premieres in Boston
Dirty Filthy Basement
A faculty band rocks out
How to get a cartoon in the New Yorker
The Rib launches women into comedy careers
The third novel by Ben Lerner ’01, ’03 MFA, grapples with excess, masculinity, and the limits—and possibilities—of verbal communication.
Watch As tickets disappear
Magic, mind reading and gravity-defying stage illusions
Chad Fischer ’90 writes musical scores for national parks
Books by Ann Harleman ’88 AM, Sarah McFarland Taylor ’90, and Richard Lee Turits ’83
A puzzle obsession “snowballs”
Books by Sarah Ruhl ’97 ’01 MFA, David Jarmul ’75, and Andrew Altschul ’91
Humanities & Culture
Five minutes with Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo, Mellon Gateway postdoctoral fellow in music.
Alum directs Pixar short film
Books by Anna Solomon ’98, Amity Gaige ’95, and Kelly McWilliams ’11
Summer of Understanding
Exploring racism in a new coming-of-age novel
A new book shows how 1970s shows like Sesame Street shaped a generation of kids.
Five minutes with Hasiba Zandi ’21
Rules of Thumb
Clubbed Thumb, the trailblazing theater company, hopes its 25th year won’t be its last
Glamour and heartache in a memoir from André Leon Talley ’73 AM
A Man in Focus
For Lynne Sachs ’83, Film About a Father Who was a decades-long effort
Empowering young women leaders
A decades-deep computer art collection
Books by Bess Kalb ’10, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum ’95, and Larry Tye ’77
Comedy of the Century
The Brown Jug is back
Gigs Are Out the Window
But a student band plays on
A living archive of Southwestern art
It’s a good time to dive into a book or three.
RBG’s brilliant arguments in the fight for gender and racial equality.
The Actress, the Mic, and the Wardrobe
Crisis, meet opportunity
A debut novel brings to life Thailand’s student protest movement of the 1970s.
A bestselling new book searches for evidence that early Christianity may have been powered by psychedelics.
Zoom as an Art Form
Two alums take on the zombie apocalypse amidst a pandemic.
Not Just “Another Mural”
The fearless work of Jibade-Khalil Huffman ’05 MFA
Celebrating Uyghur Culture
Silk Road Recipes: Parida’s Uyghur Cookbook
Books by Lisa Levenstein ’94, Amra Sabic-El-Rayess ’00, and Ariel Sabar ’93
Five minutes with Anessa Petteruti ’21
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