Emilia Fazzalari, left, and Wyc Grousbeck ’83 watch an NBA basketball game between the Celtics and the Miami Heat on Nov. 30, 2022.
Brian Snyder/Pool Photo via AP, File

The new NBC sitcom Extended Family is based on the “nesting” divorce arrangement of Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck ’83: The kids stay in their home while the parents move in and out. — Associated Press

A critic who saw playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins ’06’s Appropriate debut on Broadway regretted panning it back when it was off Broadway. “If the theater can change even a theater critic’s mind, perhaps it can change anyone’s,” wrote Jesse Green. — The New York Times
On Tuesday, former Cincinnati City Council member P.G. Sittenfeld ’07 reported to a minimum-security prison in Ashland, Ohio, to begin his 16-month sentence for bribery and attempted extortion. — WLWT

“2024 is a great time to recommit to trust. Resist the algorithms that are incentivized to create division. Treat social media like a novelty store, not a newsstand. Listen first and resolve to appreciate facts over innuendo. Focus on the important human relationships in our lives.”

— Ken Hersh ’85, president and CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, writing in the Dallas Morning News.

 One of Martin Seligman ’64’s former graduate students built a chatbot version of the influential psychologist and cheerfully named it “Ask Martin.” “I gave it to my wife and she was blown away by it,” Seligman said. — Politico
In an op-ed, former Purdue University president Mitch Daniels ’71 said ominous predictions that we’re due for a revolution are ironically helping “worrywarts like me” get through the current political moment. — The Washington Post

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
 named a May interview with investigative journalist Eric Schlosser ’81, about his research into nuclear close calls, one of its six best articles of 2023. — Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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