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

MARRIAGE IN THE MOVIES

TWO FOR THE ROAD, Albert Finney, Audrey Hepburn, 1967, TM & Copy

In her latest book, film historian Jeanine Basinger shares her expert knowledge of movies about marriage, which didn’t always end happily on the big screen.

CONVERSATIONS: AN ACTOR FINDS THE PERFECT PART

Ari Brand ’06 plays the title role in My Name Is Asher Lev. Photo: Joan Marcus.

On March 14, 30 Wesleyan alumni, parents, and students attended a performance of the acclaimed Off-Broadway playMy Name Is Asher Lev, starring Ari Brand ’06, at the Westside Theater in New York City. The show is based on a novel by Chaim Potok and adapted by Aaron Posner. After the performance, Charles ’59 and Myra Wrubel…

JUST PUBLISHED

Paul Dickson’61 Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick • WALKER AND COMPANY, 2012 In writing this first major biography of one of the most influential and smartest figures in baseball history, Dickson used primary sources, including more than 100 interviews, to tell the story of Bill Veeck (1914–1986), who was a baseball impresario, an innovator, and a staunch…

Broadway’s Star Producer

If you are going to a top Broadway show with marquee actors, you may have Jeffrey Richards ’69 to thank.EARLIER THIS YEAR, Wesleyan alumni had the special treat of attending two wonderful Broadway productions co-produced by Jeffrey Richards ’69. On February 19, they attended a matinee performance of the vibrant new production of The Gershwins’ Porgy…

Kail ’99 Directs Broadway Basketball Play and Interviews Stage Directors

Thomas Kail ’99 will direct Eric Simonson’s Magic/ Bird, a Broadway play based on the relationship between basketball superstars Larry Bird and Earvin “Magic” Johnson, due to open on March 21. The work is produced by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, who also produced Lombardi, Simonson’s Broadway play about Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi, which…

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JUST PUBLISHED | 2012 ISSUE 1 Stacy Carlson ’96 Among the Wonderful • STEERFORTH PRESS, 2011 In her first novel, Carlson brings to life 1840s New York City, a time when Phineas T. Barnum as a young man transforms a dusty natural history museum into a place of human wonders and an amazing live animal menagerie, which…

Capturing the Genius of an American Icon

James Kaplan ’73 is the author of the acclaimed new biography, Frank: The Voice (Doubleday, hardcover; Anchor, paperback), about the early life of one of America’s best known American singers and entertainers of the 20th century, Frank Sinatra, from the years 1915 through 1954. Kaplan reveals how Sinatra helped to make the act of listening to pop…

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JUST PUBLISHED | 2011 ISSUE 2 Amy Baltzell ’87 Living in the Sweet Spot: Preparing for Performance in Sport and Life • FITNESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, 2011 This inspiring guide to preparing for life’s major performances integrates the best of the new field of positive psychology with the essentials of sport psychology. It contains practical and…