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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Spears’s Departure Triggers Questions

Spears’s Departure Triggers Questions

Acting Dean of the College Sylvia Spears announced that she would not seek a position as permanent Dean.By Blake S. Neff No sooner did Dartmouth’s scattered children return for Winter… Read more »

Lackluster Focus for MLK Keynote

Lackluster Focus for MLK Keynote

Bryan Stevenson, this year’s MLK Day keynote speaker, is a MacArthur Fellowship grant recipient and professor at the NYU School of Law.By Benjamin M. Riley For a small liberal arts… Read more »

MVP Doug Jones Leads Dartmouth Ice Hockey

MVP Doug Jones Leads Dartmouth Ice Hockey

Dartmouth forward Doug Jones hails from Marietta, Georgia. (Photo courtesy of Mark Washburn). By David I. Rufful The Dartmouth men’s hockey team traveled to Manchester last Saturday to face off… Read more »

Twain’s Memoirs Well Worth 100-Year Wait

Twain’s Memoirs Well Worth 100-Year Wait

Twain, hard at work.By William D. Aubin Appropriately (if my readers will bear with me, you will see just how appropriately), my attempts to obtain, read, and review the Autobiography… Read more »

“Dumb and Dumber” with a Jihadist Face

“Dumb and Dumber” with a Jihadist Face

Waj, one of the dimwitted aspirants to martyrdom depicted in “Four Lions” poses here with a toy AK-47.By Sterling C. Beard There are many things I expected to do at… Read more »

Updike’s Grand and Tantalizing Final Act

Updike’s Grand and Tantalizing Final Act

John Updike passed away in 2009.By J.P. Harrington A wrinkled, weathered face staring off into the distance – waiting for the inevitable end to approach across a sea of memories…. Read more »

Steve Martin Eyes the New York Art World

Steve Martin Eyes the New York Art World

By Benjamin M. Riley Steve Martin, an active New York art collector, sheds light on the scene’s seamy underbelly in “An Object of Beauty.”It is oft repeated that certain things… Read more »

Sam Harris’s Arbitrary Moral Vision

Sam Harris’s Arbitrary Moral Vision

Sam Harris, author of “The Moral Landscape,” is one of America’s most noted atheists. By Blake S. Neff When I was growing up, one kernel of wisdom I heard from… Read more »

It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll, But I Like It: Keith Richards’s “Life”

It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll, But I Like It: Keith Richards’s “Life”

By Georgia Travers Keith Richards came from the most humble circumstances – an impoverished boy from the London factory slum of Dartford – to become the infamous lead guitarist of… Read more »

Hillenbrand Delivers a Profile in Courage

Hillenbrand Delivers a Profile in Courage

By Thomas Hauch Olympic runner and World War II veteran Louis Zamperini is the subject of Laura Hillenbrand’s bestseller, “Unbroken” (Random House).“All he could see, in every direction, was water…. Read more »