Books & Arts

  • Elemental

    Elemental

    Fate and design, weather and the story of beauty: painting as a way of life for Mark Alsterlind '76

    Summer 2012

  • New books by alumni

    New books by alumni

    Dante "Dan" Pastorini '71 reveals his past "fast-lane lifestyle" and his journey to a better self in his book Taking Flak: My Life in the Fast Lane.

    Summer 2012

  • Writer Eric Goodman on campus April 17

    Writer Eric Goodman on campus April 17

    Author of the new novel Twelfth and Race read fiction — and promised some vintage television writing.

  • Talking Dust Bowl blues

    Talking Dust Bowl blues

    The ghost of Woody Guthrie stalks the stage in a one-man show starring Rob Tepper '00.

    Spring 2012

  • New from SCU Faculty

    New from SCU Faculty

    Fr. Paul Mariani's Church Militant, Gary Macy's Women Deacons, and Juan Velasco's Massacre of the Dreamers, along with others, are featured.

    Spring 2012

  • Doing something unfamous

    Doing something unfamous

    Andy Warhol Polaroids on display at the de Saisset Museum Princess Caroline, Wayne Gretzky, and dozens more.

    Spring 2012

  • In Print: New books by alumni

    In Print: New books by alumni

    Khaled Hosseini '88 releases The Kite Runner in graphic novel form, Thomas R. Pegram '78 reexamines the Ku Klux Klan, Claire Rudolf Murphy '73 brings a tale of persistance to children, plus others are featured.

    Spring 2012 | IN PRINT

  • Golden States of Grace

    Golden States of Grace

    Photographer Rick Nahmias explores faith on the edges of society in a photodocumentary exhibit at the de Saisset Museum.

  • Digital War

    Digital War

    Assistant Professor of Art Ryan Reynolds explores what it means to see—versus to truly understand.

    Winter 2012 | ART

  • New from SCU Faculty

    New from SCU Faculty

    Fabio López-Lázaro's The Misfortunes of Alonso Ramírez, editor Aparajita Nanda's Black California: A Literary Anthology, and Judith Dunbar's The Winter's Tale, along with others, are featured.

    Winter 2012 | BOOKS

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Features

A day with the Dalai Lama

High-spirited and hushed moments from Feb. 24: a day to talk about business, ethics, compassion.

The Catholic writer today

Poet and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Dana Gioia argues that Catholic writers must renovate and reoccupy their own tradition.

Our stories and the theatre of awe

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Marilynne Robinson speaks about grace, discernment, and being a modern believer.

Mission Matters

What would the next generation say?

Hossam Baghat, one of Egypt’s leading human rights activists, was awarded the 2014 Katharine and George Alexander Law Prize for his work defending human rights.

Breaking records on the maplewood

Scoring 40 points in one game. And besting Steve Nash’s freshman year.

How's the water?

A lab on a chip helps provide the answer—which is a matter of life and death when the question is whether drinking water contains arsenic.