Alumni, Books & Arts

  • New books by alumni

    New books by alumni

    Dante "Dan" Pastorini '71 reveals his past "fast-lane lifestyle" and his journey to a better self in his book Taking Flak: My Life in the Fast Lane.

    Summer 2012

  • Talking Dust Bowl blues

    Talking Dust Bowl blues

    The ghost of Woody Guthrie stalks the stage in a one-man show starring Rob Tepper '00.

    Spring 2012

  • In Print: New books by alumni

    In Print: New books by alumni

    Khaled Hosseini '88 releases The Kite Runner in graphic novel form, Thomas R. Pegram '78 reexamines the Ku Klux Klan, Claire Rudolf Murphy '73 brings a tale of persistance to children, plus others are featured.

    Spring 2012 | IN PRINT

  • Future imperfect

    Future imperfect

    Gen-Xers and Millennials unite! As journalist Barbara Kelley '70 shows in the book she co-authored with her daughter, you have nothing to lose but your angst over not having it all.

    Winter 2012 | BOOKS

  • Alumni Books

    Alumni Books

    Mary Jo Zenk '80 on understanding city budgets, Bill Kelly '68 on kindness and masculinity, and J. Michael Gospe Jr. '85, MBA '91 on the high ground in marketing.

    Winter 2012 | IN PRINT

  • Let me lay it on you

    Let me lay it on you

    Hot Tuna is back with their first studio recording in 20 years. Jorma Kaukonen '64 has tunes and hard-earned wisdom to share, writes Mark Purdy.

    Winter 2012 | ALUMNI ARTS

  • Satellite Heart

    Satellite Heart

    For the first part of her life, Anya Marina '96 found her voice a source of embarrassment and ridicule. Now, with her third album on the way, it's her bread and butter.

    Spring 2011

  • Filipino Angelenos

    Filipino Angelenos

    Mae Respicio Koerner’s Filipinos in Los Angeles offers a remarkable glimpse of a century of Filipinos in Los Angeles.

    Fall 2007

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Features

A day with the Dalai Lama

High-spirited and hushed moments from Feb. 24: a day to talk about business, ethics, compassion.

The Catholic writer today

Poet and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Dana Gioia argues that Catholic writers must renovate and reoccupy their own tradition.

Our stories and the theatre of awe

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Marilynne Robinson speaks about grace, discernment, and being a modern believer.

Mission Matters

What would the next generation say?

Hossam Baghat, one of Egypt’s leading human rights activists, was awarded the 2014 Katharine and George Alexander Law Prize for his work defending human rights.

Breaking records on the maplewood

Scoring 40 points in one game. And besting Steve Nash’s freshman year.

How's the water?

A lab on a chip helps provide the answer—which is a matter of life and death when the question is whether drinking water contains arsenic.