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D’Souza’s “Rage” a Middling Psychoanalysis

D’Souza’s “Rage” a Middling Psychoanalysis

Dinesh D’Souza ’83 (and former Review editor) is currently the president of King’s College in New York City.By Elizabeth Reynolds Barack Obama’s first book, a memoir published in July 1995… Read more »

Glenn Beck’s 8-Step Program to Recovery

Glenn Beck’s 8-Step Program to Recovery

By Michael L. Klein “We are perhaps too much inclined to think that [external invasion] is the only way a civilization can die,” writes Alexis de Tocqueville in Democracy in… Read more »

Franzen’s False Cry of “Freedom”

Franzen’s False Cry of “Freedom”

By Melanie Wilcox Critically acclaimed American author Jonathan Franzen gained widespread attention from his 2001 novel, The Corrections, which earned him a National Book Award.  His latest novel, Freedom, released… Read more »

Lewis’s “Big Short” Long on Entertainment

Lewis’s “Big Short” Long on Entertainment

Michael Lewis, former Salomon Brothers trader and author of The Big Short (W.W. Norton). Image courtesy of Wokay.com.By Ke Ding Since the fateful and stunning collapse of Bear Stearns in… Read more »

Book Review: Sorkin’s First Rate Wall Street Autopsy

Book Review: Sorkin’s First Rate Wall Street Autopsy

By Coleman E. Shear The strength of Andrew Ross Sorkin’s blow-by-blow account of the financial crisis as it unfolded from 2007 to 2009 is that it reads more like a… Read more »

Dartmouth’s Newest Buildings

Dartmouth’s Newest Buildings

An artist’s rendering of the new Life Sciences Center, still under construction.By Benjamin M. Riley The Dartmouth campus has a few features which one might term ubiquitous: green trees that… Read more »

Frank Stella Fulfills Montgomery Fellowship in Style

Frank Stella Fulfills Montgomery Fellowship in Style

Stella’s “Irregular Polygons” are currently on exhibit at the Hood.By Benjamin M. Riley Dartmouth’s Montgomery Fellowship Program, part of the Montgomery Endowment, has historically been one of the administration’s constant… Read more »

Virtuoso Valdés Shows How It’s Done

Virtuoso Valdés Shows How It’s Done

Chucho Valdes, shown here at the London Jazz Festival, founded the Cuban group Irakere in 1972.By William D. Aubin Watching Chucho Valdés, the man called the “Dean of Latin Jazz”… Read more »

Calloway Disappointing on Ledger Art

Calloway Disappointing on Ledger Art

“Mountain Chief, Blackfeet War Leader,” an example of Native American ledger art currently on display at the Hood Museum. (Photo courtesy of Joseph Mehling ’68)By Adam I.W. Schwartzman Colin Calloway… Read more »

A 25th Birthday Celebration at the Hood

A 25th Birthday Celebration at the Hood

By Benjamin M. Riley The Hood, built in 1985, was designed by acclaimed architect Charles Willard Moore. The Hood Museum of Art claims to be the oldest continuously operating museum… Read more »