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Jan. 13, 2010

Vol. 110, No. 7

Alumni Scene


MARK WILF ’84, left, the owner and president of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, was among the sports-business leaders on campus for the fourth annual Princeton Sports Sym­posium Dec. 4. The event drew about 150 students from more than 20 colleges, as well as...Read more
William Homer ’51 shows the evolution of the artist’s aesthetic in a new book.

The painter as a young man

William Homer ’51 assembles Thomas Eakins’ Paris letters

Today, students traveling abroad blog about their adventures, but letters were the medium when painter Thomas Eakins journeyed from Phila­delphia to France in 1866. What is striking in The Paris Letters of Thomas Eakins, compiled in book form for the first...Read more
“Clean as you go” is Zora O’Neill ’94’s motto for successful dinner parties.

Making food for the fun of it

Zora O’Neill ’94 runs an underground supper club

On a Sunday night in Novem­ber, guests at a dinner party in Astoria, Queens, gathered in the dining room to drink wine and chat. The lively mix of 20 friends and newcomers included a charter-school principal, a talk-radio-station talent booker, a software...Read more
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The Curse of the Mogul: What’s Wrong with the World’s Leading Media Companies

By Jonathan ­A. Knee, Bruce C. Greenwald *69, and Ava Seave

(Portfolio) The authors argue that CEOs of large media companies have focused on growth rather than on profitability, frequently making acquisitions that embrace wrongheaded beliefs, including the view that global expansion is...

Ninety-fifth Street

By John Koethe ’67

(Harper Perennial) In his eighth book of poems, the author offers narratives from his life — including one about a party at which Koethe, as a young student, befriended the poets John Ashbery and Frank O’Hara. Koethe also...

Saint John of Las Vegas

By Hue Rhodes ’94

Hue Rhodes ’94 wrote and directed this, his first feature film, which was inspired by Dante’s Inferno. Starring actor Steve Buscemi as John, a ­compulsive gambler, the story follows John as he flees Las Vegas and takes a job with...


By Jeremy Toback ’88 and Renee Stahl

(One Melody Records) This album for children — featuring the folksy duo on 12 tracks — touches on themes such as patience, sharing, and love with simple lyrics filled with positive messages. “With their soothing vocals and an...
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