Books & Arts

  • Six questions for Governor Bob

    Six questions for Governor Bob

    Nevada's former governor talks politics, family, and how the past is never really past. Which is why his new memoir—also the epic tale of Las Vegas—is called Son of a Gambling Man.

  • A poem, a prayer, and a martini for the rhino

    A poem, a prayer, and a martini for the rhino

    Two conversations with Chancellor William J. Rewak, S.J.—who’s just published his first collection of poetry, The Right Taxi.

    Winter 2013

  • New from SCU faculty

    New from SCU faculty

    A remarkable new collection of short stories by Ron Hansen M.A. '95, Nancy C. Unger's historical survey of women and the environment, and much more.

    Winter 2013

  • The play's the thing

    The play's the thing

    Kurds, Arabs, countrymen: Shakespeare Iraq brings the Bard to Ashland like you’ve never heard him. And you can thank Peter Friedrich '91.

    Winter 2013

  • New books by alumni

    New books by alumni

    James W. Douglass '60 researches the murder of Gandhi, Joe Wolff '67, M.A. '72 offers up a delectable guide to the cafes of San Francisco, Gary Keister '62 summons up the landscapes and seascapes of the Northwest, and more.

    Winter 2013

  • The first day

    The first day

    William Rewak, S.J., reads his poem "The First Day" for Christmas.

  • Investigating the sacred and profane

    Investigating the sacred and profane

    Writer Robert Bieselin talks with William Rewak, S.J., about his new collection of poetry, The Right Taxi.

  • Odes to Omaha

    Odes to Omaha

    Essayist and critic Sven Birkerts reviews the new story collection by Ron Hansen M.A. '95. Hansen will read from his book on Nov. 20 in Corte Madera.

  • New from SCU faculty

    New from SCU faculty

    New books from Thomas Plante and Lisa Davis examine abuse, betrayal, and conviction; Helen Popper offers up an indispensible guide for California native plant gardeners.

    Fall 2012

  • In Print

    In Print

    Chuck Eichten ’84 writes on living a better life despite diabetes and Nicholas Buccola ’01 examines the political thought of Frederick Douglass.

    Fall 2012

Winter 2014

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Features

Rise up, my love

There are the sanctuaries built for worship—and that carry beauty and grace for all to see. Then there are the improvised places of faith, perhaps more subtle in how they speak to the wonder worked there.

The chaplain is in the House

With the way things have gone recently in Congress, looking to the heavens for some help and guidance might seem like a very good idea. In fact, that’s what Pat Conroy, S.J., M.Div. ’83 is there to do.

Welcome to Citizenville

Who published the one book on government in 2013 that conservative firebrand Newt Gingrich told all true believers that they should read? Well, the author is now lieutenant governor of California. Before that, he was mayor of San Francisco. That’s right: It’s Gavin Newsom ’89.

Mission Matters

Goooaal!

Women’s soccer wins the West Coast Conference championship.

Patent trolls, beware

The White House has brought on SCU’s Colleen Chien, a leading expert in patent law, as senior advisor.

A sight of innocence

George Souliotes went to prison for three life sentences after he was convicted of arson and murder. Twenty years later, he’s out—after the Northern California Innocence Project proved he didn’t do it.