Art and Life on the Coast of Dreams By Kevin Starr
Historian and California state librarian emeritus Kevin Starr has written more than a million words about the mercurial 31st state, including his magisterial Oxford University Press series “Americans and the California Dream.” Here, in an excerpt from a one-volume history of California just published by Random House, he looks at how the arts defined and redefined California as an imagined place.
Paper to Pixels By Diane Krieger
What, exactly, is a library? In a world of metadata, digital surrogates and geo-spatial searching, university librarians across the country and the world are seeking the answer to this tantalizing question.
The Wicked Wit of Percival Everett By Shashank Bengali
Literary elites hardly know what to make of the USC English professor who shines a satiric spotlight on their posturings and produces first-rate literature in the process.
Reinvigoration and renewal.
Readers weigh in.
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- A “capital idea” takes shape in Washington, D.C.
- So you want to be a producer? An insider offers a reality check.
- Urology’s unsung hero, and other notables you should meet.
Alumni & Friends
A bevy of Trojans of note.
Who’s doing what, and where.
• Glimpses of History
Marriage, Births and Deaths
Orna-ry About Gender Bias:
Orna Berry PhD ’86
Lara Merriken ’90
Cutting It in Hollywood:
Shonda Rhimes MFA ’94