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Author Elizabeth Fideler (SHS '60) talks about her new book “Margaret Pearmain Welch (1893-1984): Proper Bostonian, Activist, Pacifist, Reformer, Preservationist,”

ElizF.jpgIn 2014, Framingham author Elizabeth Fideler was looking for a new book project when she came across an idea she hadn’t previously considered: profiling an individual who was highly accomplished, yet not famous.

“I knew Margaret Pearmain Welch to be a very interesting woman, but after my research, I understood how truly remarkable she was,” said Fideler, a research associate at the Center on Aging & Work at Boston College. “Her story deserved to be told.”

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Babylon Revisited: Melancholy Thoughts After a Short Trip to Washington, D.C. by Thomas E. Ricks (SHS '73)

ter.jpegAs a young reporter in political Washington in the late 1980s, I noticed that there was a type of person who thrived in the driven, transactional environment of the capital. These were people who somehow, as I thought of it, “enjoyed the game.” I liked interviewing members of Congress and their staffers who conveyed that sense of pleasure in the daily doings of the place.

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Our Scarsdale DealBook columnist, Andrew Sorkin (SHS '95) picks his favorite business books to dive into as 2018 begins

03a5b68df879a012c438695d2a1f82cd--andrew-ross-sorkin-managing-money.jpg"This year has been a big one for business news...there are a handful of truly eye-opening business books that are worth your attention. As I do every year, I pored over dozens of books to identify several gems."

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DOC NYC: Barbara Kopple (SHS '64) on Her True Crime Tale, A Murder in Mansfield

MV5BMjA3ODQ5Njc2M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzMzNDI0OQ__._V1_UX214_CR0_0_214_317_AL_.jpg“A friend of mine has this absolutely fantastic story that we should all do together.”

"Barbara Kopple heard these words, she tells me, on a phone call last year with producer John Morrissey (American History X). She’s likely heard such preambles before. Kopple has directed documentaries for more than 40 years, from her landmark labor-strike feature Harlan County U.S.A. to her profiles of Woody Allen (Wild Man Blues), the Dixie Chicks (Shut Up & Sing) and the late, eternally great Sharon Jones (Miss Sharon Jones!)"

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NYT reporter, Henry Fountain (SHS '72) talks natural disasters and science

i-Fountain_Web_Med_0_0.jpgAs 2017 starts to wind down, the amount of high-profile natural disasters that have affected every part of the world this year is shocking. Communities grappled with hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, wildfires in California and Montana, massive flooding in India and many more.

Last Thursday, longtime environmental reporter Henry Fountain spoke at UNM’S Hibben Center to explain his fascination with disasters and how they radically change the future of the world.

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Aaron Sorkin (SHS '79) takes on dual role as writer/director of biopic ‘Molly’s Game’

MV5BMjE4MjkwNTU4M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNzk1MzU0MzE_._V1_UX214_CR0_0_214_317_AL_.jpgAaron Sorkin knows that anytime a writer or actor decides to step behind the camera for the first time, the first question is usually whether directing has always been his or her dream. So the Academy Award-winning screenwriter (“The Social Network”) and playwright (“A Few Good Men”) sat down for a recent interview with a preemptive response at the ready.

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'The Vagina Monologues' Celebrates 20th Anniversary with New Material

Eve_Ensler_at_a_Hudson_Union_Society_event_in_March_2011.jpgEve Ensler's (SHS '71) internationally famous book The Vagina Monologues is being released in a special anniversary edition with additional, never-before-published monologues. The Vagina Monologues is a stage production consisting of a variety of personal monologues read by a diverse group of women. After its initial premiere more than 20 years ago in New York, the show gained in fame thanks to an all-star production at Madison Square Garden and a television production by HBO. Its hard-hitting text has since been translated into 45 languages and the show performed in more than 100 countries.

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Daniel Emond's (SHS '08) Kill the Whale, a musical odyssey of Moby Dick.

Daniel.jpgAfter penning a song to tackle the great white whale, Daniel Emond (SHS '08) re-read the classic Moby-Dick... several times over. What followed were others from Melville’s canon, as well as research trips to Nantucket, New Bedford, and Provincetown, all leading to the development of the double-sided record and musical film, Kill the Whale–A Musical Odyssey of Moby Dick

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Democrat Gary Trauner (SHS '76) Announces Bid for Wyoming US Senate

GaryT.jpgBelow is an excerpt from US News on Gary's new campaign. 

Democrat Gary Trauner (SHS '76) has announced he will run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Wyoming Republican John Barrasso.

The 58-year-old Trauner is a Jackson Hole businessman who run unsuccessfully for U.S. House in 2006 and 2008, losing both times to former Reps. Barbara Cubin and Cynthia Lummis.

 

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Kenneth Juster (SHS '72) posing with SAA Alumni

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After being sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to India, Kenneth Juster (SHS '72) is joined by fellow Scarsdale alums, Daniel Reingold (SHS '72) and daughter Sarah Reingold (SHS '08).

 

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