From the Editor

  • Tales and tellers

    Tales and tellers

    Some reading comes and goes. But what persists, what continues to sustain us when we need it most?

    Summer 2014

  • The pursuit

    With hunger and curiosity, we seek a narrative arc that deepens understanding, both near and far—whether here on a bucolic campus or in Takhar and Yangon, on the sidewalks of New York or the streets of Ukraine.

  • Conversations worth having

    Conversations worth having

    You see those two words on the cover—Faith, Politics. Let's talk about where they meet and part, in the past and present: from the time of the historic Jesus to Government 2.0. And other conversations worth having.

    Winter 2014

  • Being there

    Being there

    Moments in time—a memorable family dinner, a photographer capturing a shot in just the right light—often connect to larger stories that stretch across time and space.

    Fall 2013

  • We walk

    We walk

    If you're going to walk across California, there are many ways other than incremental units to assess the distance, to imagine the journey.

    Spring/Summer 2013

  • Story time

    Story time

    Stories: complex plots unfolding around questions of who we are, where we're from, and where we're going, all of which makes us ask, and then what happened?

    Winter 2013

  • Brilliant and resilient

    Brilliant and resilient

    Hope is the thing with feathers, Emily Dickinson wrote. And there, the opening image of the spring magazine, captured by the lens of Susan Middleton '70, behold: What feathers!

    Spring 2011

  • From the Mission to Mars

    From the Mission to Mars

    Start with a question you’ve heard a million times: Why? And the stories start to spin out from there, perhaps of fitting together plastic blocks as a boy, which is part of the answer: Here’s why I became an engineer. 

    Fall 2012
     

  • Imagine you are here:

    Imagine you are here:

    It could be something small, or something gigantic, but art of any form is capable of piercing through our daily distractions to give insight or pleasure.

    Summer 2012

  • Therein lies a tale

    Therein lies a tale

    From the beginnings of Bucky the Bronco to unlocking the secrets of the universe through dark matter.

    Spring 2012

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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.