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

BETWEEN THE LINES

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The Disappearing Nomadic Culture of Mongolia In Moving with the Seasons: Portrait of a Mongolian Family (Saltwind Press, 2014) Liza F. Carter ’79 offers an illuminating tribute to a nomadic pastoral lifestyle in contemporary times. When I tell people that I wrote a book on Mongolian nomads, the first thing out of their mouths is…

MUSICAL SCORED BY TRASK ’89 BECOMES A BROADWAY HIT

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A revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, a rock musical with a score by Stephen Trask ’89 and a book by John Cameron Mitchell, opened at the historic Belasco Theatre on Broadway to rave reviews this past April. In June, the show received four Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival and Best Actor in…

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Steven G. Blum ’81 Negotiating Your Investments Wiley, 2014 Experienced negotiating strategist Blum reveals how to apply negotiating knowledge to the world of individual investing in this detailed guide. With expert insights into all the stages of a successful negotiation, this book teaches readers how to prepare for and conduct important financial discussions with an…

A HEALTHY APPETITE FOR SCIENCE: MARY ROACH ’81

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  Have you ever wondered why humans prefer crunchy foods rather than mushy ones? How do competitive eaters train to eat 36 hot dogs and is it possible for you to eat yourself to death? Is there any truth to reports that a superworm can survive in a bullfrog’s gut after it’s been swallowed? And…

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Dan M. Brown ’94 Designing Together: The Collaboration and Conflict Management Handbook for Creative Professionals New Riders, 2013 The increasing complexity of design projects, the greater reliance on remote team members, and the evolution of design techniques demands professionals who can cooperate effectively. This book encourages practicing designers to cultivate collaborative behaviors and deal constructively…

BETWEEN THE LINES: CITY PLANNER AS AGENT OF CHANGE

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Ed Bacon: Planning, Politics, and the Building of Modern Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvania Press), the fascinating story of a visionary city planner by Gregory L. Heller ’04, had its genesis as a Wesleyan senior thesis. It all began in the summer of 2002, between my junior and senior years at Wesleyan. I was researching for…

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JEREMY ARNOLD ’91 Lawrence of Arabia: The Fiftieth Anniversary SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT. This handsome hardbound coffee table book is part of a recently released Lawrence of Arabia 50th-Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray box set

FICTION AND POETRY

CLIFTON B. “KIP” ANDERSON ’71,Mortal Soup and the Blue YonderWHITE VIOLET PRESS, 2013 SALLY KOSLOW P’99, P’04,The Widow WaltzVIKING, 2013 VIRGINIA PYE ’82,River of DustUNBRIDLED BOOKS, 2013 AMANI WILLETT ’97, PHOTOGRAPHER,DisquietDAMIANI FACTORY, 2013 MICHAEL WOLFE ’68, TRANSLATOR,Cut These Words Into My Stone: Ancient Greek EpitaphsTHE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2012