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Santa Clara Magazine - Fall 2006 Cover Story

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Ten Guidelines for Thinking Catholics

Thomas Reese, S.J. offers a prescription for Catholics who think, doubt, question, and disagree with the Church. Read what he has to say—then share your opinion through a new online discussion.

God and Diplomacy: An Interview with Madeleine Albright

Steven Boyd Saum interviews the former U.S. Secretary of State.

From Head to Toe

When Hope Hanafin ’75 works on a movie, she is onscreen every second—or rather, her award-winning costumes are.

In this issue

Truth, Legend, and Jesse James

By Ron Hansen. Jesse James' exploits made him a legend even in his own time. Now the author of the novel The Assassination of Jesse James by Coward Robert Ford reveals what it takes to get beyond coloring book heroes and villains to understanding a charming psychopath and his killer. Plus insights into the making of the forthcoming film starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck.

Violence in the Movies

By Jim Shepard. Movies keep giving us more motion, more mayhem—which is exactly what we want. But what price that desire?

Her Favorite Theatre

By George F. Giacomini Jr. '56. Actress Helen Hayes once dubbed Santa Clara's Mayer Theatre her all-time favorite. Learn how Fess Parker, the Golden Circle, and the legacy of a Minsk-born son of a junkman conspired to give the performing arts a permanent home on campus.

Sailing in The Lifeboat

By Christopher Bomba '74. When Santa Clara's beloved theatre known as "The Ship" had to be abandoned, the stage players took to The Lifeboat. And made quite a virtue of necessity.

Find the Funny

By Karyne Levy. Producer Andy Ackerman '78 has spent three decades in pursuit of the TV sitcom.

Inside the Industry

By Sarah Stanek. Aspiring to a career in Hollywood? Then here are a few alumni you should know.

The Game is on at the de Saisset

By Karyne Levy. A new exhibit explores through photographs and stories the powerful impact sports has had on women and girls in the past 30 years.