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Nov. 19, 2008

Vol. 109, No. 5

Books and Arts
Robert Davis ’86 helps readers make sense of health advice in the media.

Be wary of what you read

Robert J. Davis ’86 debunks health myths

Published in the Nov. 19, 2008, issue

Seasoned health reporter Robert Davis ’86 is used to getting letters and e-mails from readers expressing their confusion about the latest medical news. In The Healthy Skeptic: Cutting Through the Hype About Your Health, published in June by University of...Read more

On Broadway

Published in the Nov. 19, 2008, issue

Actor Stephen Bogardus ’76, right, has taken the role of Bob Wallace, played by Bing Crosby in the 1954 movie “White Christmas,” for the musical’s Broadway debut. Running through Jan. 4 at the Marquis Theatre, the Irving Berlin musical — complete with classic...Read more
Brittany Haas ’09, standing at left, and the other members of Crooked Still.

Fiddling away

Brittany Haas ’09 makes people dance

Published in the Nov. 19, 2008, issue

When Brittany Haas ’09’s violin teacher gave her bluegrass versions of tunes like “Boil the Cabbage Down” to practice sight-reading at age 8, little did the teacher know that that would be the beginning of the end of Haas’ classical violin days. Haas, who...Read more
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Follow the Roar: Tailing Tiger for All 604 Holes of His Most Spectacular Season

By Bob Smiley ’99

(HarperCollins) The author, a TV sitcom writer who found himself out of work during the writers’ strike last winter, followed Tiger Woods through every tournament from January 2008 to his U.S. Open win last June. This sports...

Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency

By Barton Gellman ’82

(Penguin Press) In this exposé of Cheney’s term in office, the author, who shared a Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for his Washington Post series on Cheney’s domestic agenda, examines the vice president’s role in the Bush...

Reshaping the Holy: Democracy, Development, and Muslim Women in Bangladesh

By Elora Shehabuddin *00

(Columbia University Press) The author examines the lives of poor women in Bangladesh, who are reshaping Islam by interacting and working with secular NGOs, the legal system, political parties, and the state. These women,...
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