Amherst Magazine

Amherst Creates

  • A comedy writer’s answer to dance movies
    Written and co-directed by Matt Besser ’89, Freak Dance (Upright Citizens Brigade, 2012 DVD release) owes as much to West Side Story as to You Got Served.

  • Divide and conquer
    Some say inequality is a byproduct of our economic success. A new book argues that the exact opposite is true.

  • How not to pick a running mate
    Joshua Glasser ’10, author of The Eighteen-Day Running Mate: McGovern, Eagleton, and a Campaign in Crisis (Yale University Press), talks about Thomas Eagleton ’50 and lessons from a failed presidential race.

  • Short Takes
    New books, music and film