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Oct.7, 2009

Vol. 110, No. 2

Books and Arts


South Korean President Lee Myung-bak appointed economist Chung Un-chan *78 to be the country’s new prime minister. A Sept. 3 statement from Lee’s office highlighted Chung’s policy expertise and his “unmatched capabilities in the international arena.” Chung...Read more

A sac of rooms

In Alex Schweder *98’s new work, “A Sac of Rooms All Day Long,” a clear vinyl house is inside another one that inflates and deflates as fans turn on and off, changing the shape of the piece. That installation is included in the exhibition “Sensate: Bodies...Read more
Charles Lai ’78, below, co-founded and until recently was executive director of the Museum of Chinese in America, which celebrated its move and renovation Sept. 22. Above, the museum’s atrium, which represents a traditional Chinese courtyard.

Telling the story of Chinese-Americans

Charles Lai ’78’s expanded museum opens in New York City

This summer, the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) moved from its longtime home on the second floor of a converted school in New York’s Chinatown to a spacious new facility, designed by Vietnam Memorial architect Maya Lin, on the Lower East Side. The move,...Read more
T.R. Reid ’66 describes how the nations he visited pay for medical care.

Healing America

T.R. Reid ’66 looks for better, cheaper health care

When journalist T.R. Reid ’66 wanted to ease the pain from a decades-old shoulder injury, he didn’t go only to his local doctor. He went to doctors in England, France, Germany, Japan, Canada, and India to see how they would treat his case — and used that...Read more
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Far Flung and Well Fed: The Food Writing of R.W. Apple Jr.

By R.W. Apple Jr. ’57 with a foreword by Corby Kummer

(St. Martin’s Press) In this collection of more than 50 essays written by the late New York Times political reporter and Washington bureau chief, Apple recounts extraordinary meals and little-known facts of foods from America,...

Elgar & Schnittke Viola Concertos; Philharmonia Orchestra; Christoph Eschenbach

By David Aaron Carpenter ’08

(Ondine) This debut recording features violist David Aaron Carpenter playing Edward Elgar’s “Cello Concerto in E Minor” (1919) and Alfred Schnittke’s “Viola Concerto” (1985), conducted by Christoph Eschenbach. Carpenter adapted...

In This Way I Was Saved

By Brian DeLeeuw ’03

(Simon & Schuster) This novel that Publishers Weekly called a “spellbinding debut” follows Luke and his imaginary friend, Daniel, whom he meets playing in the park. Daniel, who narrates the story, becomes more powerful and...

Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love

By Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi ’00

Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi ’00 directed and produced this documentary film that follows the Senegal-born pop artist and humanitarian Youssou N’Dour as he tours at home and abroad. The film focuses on the recording of the...
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