Laurie Kenney

WESLEYAN MAGAZINE, ISSUE 1 2017

Look inside now to learn about equity and inclusion at Wesleyan–where we are and where we’re going; discover writer Pagan Kennedy ’84 and her offbeat approach to telling science stories with a twist; find out how Wesleyan alumni are dealing with the crisis of mass incarceration; and read about computer-analyst-by-day-artist-by night Julia L. Kay ’83…

PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST: AN INTERVIEW WITH JULIA L. KAY ’83

When computer-analyst-by-day-artist-by-night Julia L. Kay ’83 invited fellow artists to draw each other via an online portrait drawing group, she had no idea how many, if any, would respond. Today, almost 1,000 artists from 55 countries have contributed 50,000 creations to Kay’s international online collaborative art project, Julia Kay’s Portrait Party (JKPP).

JUST PUBLISHED

Alexander Chee ‘89 Queen of the Night Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016 Alexander Chee’s long-anticipated follow-up to his Whiting Award–winning debut, Edinburgh (2001), is an operatic epic as rich and soaring as his protagonist’s voice: a rare “falcon” soprano. Set in 19th-century Paris, Queen of the Night tells the story of Lilliet Berne, an American orphan…

THE 9/11 MEMORY KEEPER

Clifford Chanin ’75 never expected the two topics he had been working on separately for years would ever intersect. But that’s exactly what happened on September 11, 2001.

GANBARG’S GREATEST HITS

How Pete Ganbarg ’88 went from spinning records at WESU to spinning a solid-gold career in the music industry. Music is Pete Ganbarg’s passion. “When I was growing up, if you wanted to hear a song, you had to listen to the radio. And if the radio didn’t play a song you wanted to hear,…