David Low

David Low '76 writes about arts and culture for the Wesleyan magazine and Wesleyan Connection. He is associate director of publications in the Office of University Communications. He is also a published fiction writer. E-mail: dlow@wesleyan.edu

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*+-Becky Albertalli ’05 Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda HarperCollins, 2015 Clinical psychologist Albertalli has written a charming first novel about 16-year-old Simon Spier who is gay but hasn’t come out to his family and friends. Complications arise when a classmate, Martin, gets hold of some private e-mails and threatens to reveal Simon’s secret unless…

A MUSICAL REVOLUTION ON BROADWAY

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*+-Composer, book writer, and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02 and director Thomas Kail ’99 have reunited to collaborate on Broadway with Hamilton, hailed by critics as one of the most original American musicals in years.

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*+-Richard Beach ’67, Chris M. Anson, Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch, and Thomas Reynolds Understanding and Creating Digital Texts Rowman and Littlefield, 2014 The book provides secondary and college English language arts teachers with activities and classroom examples for using a range of different digital tools—blogs, wikis, websites, annotations, Twitter, mapping, forum discussions, etc.—to engage students in creating…

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*+-Stephen Alter ’77 Becoming a Mountain: Himalayan Journeys in Search of the Sacred and the Sublime (Arcade, 2015) Alter and his wife, Ammeta, live in the hill station of Mussoorie, India, in the foothills of the Himalayas, where he was raised by American missionary parents. Their relatively peaceful existence was brutally interrupted when four armed…

CONVERSATIONS: REDEFINING THEATER

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*+-As theater professor Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento shares her knowledge of the art form, she hopes to inspire her students to create the theater of their own generation. Directing In the Heights gave her a chance to connect with many who hadn’t worked in theater before. Last November 12–14 at the Center for the Arts Theater,…

WRITING THE UNTOLD STORIES

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*+-Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes, who teaches writing at Wesleyan, talks about how her diverse family, roots in Philadelphia, and musical background have inspired her creative work.

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*+-William Firshein, Daniel Ayres Professor of Biology, Emeritus The Infectious Microbe (Oxford University Press, 2014) An analysis of one ton of soil revealed that the number of microorganisms in it exceeded the number of stars in our galaxy by a factor of 100,000. We live in a dense sea of microorganisms; our bodies exist in…

FROM SOUL BAND TO TELEVISION GOLD

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*+-The immensely talented and inspiring Carter Bays ’97 and Craig Thomas ’97, creators, writers and producers for the CBS hit series How I Met Your Mother, made a triumphant return to the Wesleyan campus on September 27, 2014 during Family Weekend.