Feature Contributors



(“To catch a thief”) is a senior features editor with Pacific Standard magazine. His writing has also appeared in Wired, Harper’s, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, and many other publications. This is his first piece for SCM.



interviewed Chancellor William J. Rewak, S.J., for Kirkus Reviews, and we liked the interview so much that we include it as part one of “A poem, a prayer, and a martini for the rhino.”



(“This will not be on the test”) is the author of more than 30 books on Catholic themes, including The Rosary Handbook: A Guide for Newcomers, Old-Timers, and Those In Between and The Joy of Being Catholic.



(“The play’s the thing”) has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times, and other publications during the past 30 years on a wide range of music and art. He wrote the cover feature, “The Makers,” for the Summer 2012 SCM.



(“Twice as sweet”) is the author of numerous books on sports, including the definitive history of SCU football, Bronco Sundays (1998), and Hey, I Was at That Game! A California Baseball Odyssey, 1965–91 (2011).



(“How to avoid a bonfire of the humanities”) is one of the nation’s best-known technology writers. He is the current ABCNews.com “Silicon Insider” columnist and editor-in-chief of the Silicon Valley news site Edgelings.com. A former New York Times columnist, Malone has also contributed numerous articles and editorials to The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Fortune. He has also authored and co-authored more than a dozen books, and he lectures in professional writing at SCU’s Department of English.



is the Chancellor of Santa Clara University and was interviewed for “A poem, a prayer, and a martini for the rhino.” He published his first collection of poetry, The Right Taxi, in 2012.



(“To track or not to track—that is the question”) is the Internet ethics program manager at SCU’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.



(“Heart of the matter,” “All work and all play,” “A field of their own”) has writerly antennae always at work and has long written for this mag, covering everything from rowing to Saturn V rockets, earning regional and national awards along the way.



illustrated our cover and "How to avoid a bonfire of the humanities." You may have seen his work in magazines like the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Time.



created the illustration for "A poem, a prayer, and a martini for the rhino." Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, on the pages of this mag, and other good places.

Winter 2013

Table of contents


To catch a thief

A young mathematician at SCU has helped equip police in Santa Cruz and L.A. with an algorithm that predicts where crimes might happen next. Is this the future of policing?

How to avoid a bonfire of the humanities

A veteran chronicler of Silicon Valley looks at why the high-tech industry needs—and wants—folks who know how to tell a story.

The play’s the thing

Kurds, Arabs, countrymen: Shakespeare Iraq brings the Bard to Ashland like you’ve never heard him.

Mission Matters

Heart of the matter

A statue that’s gazed on the Mission Gardens for 130 years gets a much-needed restoration. As layers of paint are peeled away, stories of the past emerge.

All work and all play

They make Erik Hurtado ’13 WCC player of the year and the No. 5 pick in pro soccer’s draft.


There’s global interest in a Massive Open Online Course in business ethics.