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Winter 2020

She is the Future of Magazines

Kate (Westerbeck) Lewis ’94 is head of all content at Hearst Publishing, and she’s dissatisfied with the old ways.

by Katharine Whittemore

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Recasting the Academy

How David Rubin ’78 became the first casting director to lead the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences—and how he’s guiding it through the era of #MeToo and #OscarsSoWhite.

by Katherine Duke ’05

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Cooking with Mrs. Knight

We don't know who Mrs. Knight was, but we know she liked to cook.

by Bill Sweet

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Amherst Magazine Accolades

Cover of Winter 2019 Amherst magazine Amherst magazine won a 2019 gold award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and was a finalist for the prestigious 2019 Sibley Award. Senior Writer Katharine Whittemore's article His Black History won a 2019 CASE bronze award.  

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