Summer 2022 Issue


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Editor
Emily Gold Boutilier

Alumni Editor
Betsy Cannon Smith ’84

Print Design Director
Ronn Campisi

Assistant Editor
Katherine Duke ’05

Senior Writer
Katharine Whittemore

Online Designer
Michael Reid

Email us at: magazine@amherst.edu


Feature Articles

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The Dots Were All There.

One of the last American journalists in Moscow recounts how she—and her dog—escaped Russia as Putin’s new iron curtain fell.

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Past Is Present

How Professor
 Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint 
became her 
ancestors’ storyteller.

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The Many Years of William Webster ’45

From Miranda to Hinckley, Iran to L.A., his story overlaps with multiple turning points in the 20th century.

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Community News

The Book of Hope, triumphs for two coaches, farewell notes to President Biddy Martin, the nation’s mental health crisis, and more

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Amherst Creates

Fiction: The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven; Film: Joey Ally ’07 writes, directs and stars in The Hater; Studio Art: Honors thesis students display their work; Short Takes: Two first book  and a First book

Let Us Hear From You

Send a letter to the editor. Letters must be 300 words or fewer; may be edited for length, clarity and style; and need to address the content of the magazine. E-mail magazine@amherst.edu.

Tell us about your new book. Submit your new book (or CD or film) for inclusion in our Short Takes listing.