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Articles: Alumni

Wendy Lesser standing happily among her books

Wendy Lesser

Photograph by Glenn Matsumura


The revered literary magazine editor discusses the writing (and reading) life.


Mike Schur on the set of The Good Place

Mike Schur’s How to Be Perfect, a humorous meditation on ethics, grew out of his work on the TV show The Good Place. Above: Schur on the show’s set

Photograph by Colleen Hayes/NBC

A humorous guide to ethics and philosophy, from the sitcom creator

March-April 2022

Bradley Scott Davis standing in front of a wall of frog paintings

Bradley Scott Davis in his studio with his collection of Daily Frogs

Portrait by Jeff Bukowski

Bradley Scott Davis's conservation-minded artwork

March-April 2022

Cappucci as a tornado carved through Lockett, Texas, on April 23, 2021. Hail shattered his windshield minutes later.

Photograph by Allen Chang

All images courtesy of Matthew Cappucci

The Harvard graduate is the fastest-rising star in weather.

March-April 2022

One “beautiful” encounter set Michael Stanley on his own humane path to neurology and writing.

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Michael Stanley and the covenant of medicine

January-February 2022

Charles Duhigg at home.

Photograph of Charles Duhigg by Glenn Matsumura 

Charles Duhigg unpacks how individuals and organizations work at war, on Wall Street, and in Silicon Valley

January-February 2022

Photo of Carolyn Gold and the cover of her book, When I Died

Carolyn Gold intended her book to be a resource for other brain-injury patients.

Photograph courtesy of Carolyn Gold; photo collage by Niko Yaitanes

Alumna Carolyn Gold on finding a “new self” after West Nile encephalitis


Amy Goodman featured in her broadcast studio giving the peace sign

Goodman preps for her show in the studio.

Photograph courtesy of Democracy Now!

At Democracy Now! Amy Goodman goes “where the silence is.”

November-December 2021

Elisabeth Sharp McKetta

Elisabeth Sharp McKetta

Photograph courtes of Elisabeth Sharp McKetta

Elisabeth Sharp McKetta ’01 finds truth in the border between fact and fiction.

November-December 2021