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Books & Arts

  • Today Is a New Day

    Today Is a New Day

    Juan Felipe Herrera, 18 Jun 2017

    A poem, an invitation, and a call to be this new day—from the U.S. Poet Laureate to the Santa Clara Class of 2017.

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Kid

    The Good, the Bad, and the Kid

    Steven Boyd Saum, 15 Jun 2017

    In which we talk with Ron Hansen M.A. ’95 about truth and fiction and Billy the Kid—and when you can’t tell the good guys from the bad guys.

    Summer 2017
     

  • The Habit of Larceny

    The Habit of Larceny

    Ron Hansen M.A. ’95 , 15 Jun 2017

    An excerpt from The Kid—the story of Billy the Kid like it’s never been told.

    Summer 2017 

  • Listening Is Her Superpower

    Listening Is Her Superpower

    Jesse Hamlin, 15 Jun 2017

    The West Wing and Nurse Jackie brought Anna Deavere Smith millions of fans. Her work for the stage has been groundbreaking: focusing on moments of crisis and catching stories.

    Summer 2017

  • Wrangler and the Jazzman

    Wrangler and the Jazzman

    Jesse Hamlin, 15 Jun 2017

     A dog with millions of fans. And Bill Stevens, a blind jazz pianist, teaching students to do more than they imagined possible.

    Summer 2017

  • Tsunami and Rebirth

    Tsunami and Rebirth

    Jesse Hamlin, 15 Jun 2017

    Bosnian-born artist Amer Kobaslija looks at devastation, cleanup, and restoration through the act of painting. 

    Summer 2017

  • Nuns and Nones

    Nuns and Nones

    Matt Morgan, 15 Jun 2017

    Religious studies scholar Elizabeth Drescher talks to the religiously unaffiliated across the country and says: Tell me about your spiritual lives. A conversation about her book Choosing Our Religion.

    Summer 2017 

  • Summer Reading

    Summer Reading

    SCM Staff, 15 Jun 2017

    What’s scarier: a mind-controlling monster or financial planning? The latest from behavioral economist Meir Statman and anthropologist Matthew Jobin

    Summer 2017 

  • Cause and Effect

    Cause and Effect

    SCM Staff, 15 Jun 2017

    Anna Sampaio ’92 and E. Gary Spitko on biases in immigration, policing, and the workplace.

    Summer 2017 

  • Dueling Pianists

    Dueling Pianists

    Alicia K. Gonzales ’09, 15 Jun 2017

    Finding love at the piano bench: Chris Wemp ’12, M.A. ’18 and Claire Kunkle ’14.

    Summer 2017