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

A Fading Taboo?

SINCE HER EARLY YEARS GROWING UP IN SUBURBS OF CLEVELAND, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies Renee Romano has been a keen observer of racial relations in this country—and in her own daily life. This lifelong interest led her both to a teaching career and to her new book, Race Mixing: Black-White Marriage in…

Julia Glass Breaks Rules

As an avid reader of fiction by new authors, I was intrigued by the title of Julia Glass’s debut novel, Three Junes, when I first saw it displayed in the local bookstore last summer. I assumed it might be about three women with the same name whose lives intersected in some mysterious way. I bought…

Publishers and Editors

Wesleyan graduates are prolific authors, as the books section of this magazine attests, but they are also very active as publishers and editors.   Johnny Temple ’89, for example, runs an award-winning, independent publishing company, Akashic Books, based in Brooklyn. Temple had already found success as a bass guitarist for the rock band Girls Against…

Q & A: Rendering the Infinite Subtleties of Language

Winston has been translating professionally for more than 30 years. While growing up she puzzled over problems in translation at the dinner table with her parents, Richard and Clara Winston, also professional translators, whose work includes Jung’s Memories, Dreams and Reflections. As a graduate student, Winston translated her first fulllength work from German into English…