Illustration by MELINDA BECK
Lender of Last Resort

by Walter Nicholson

Larry Ball’s new book explores the bankruptcy of the investment banking firm Lehman Brothers and the Fed’s response to the crisis.

Martina Castro ’04
“Gracias por escuchar”

by Katherine Duke ’05

Martina Castro ’04 discusses Duolingo Spanish Podcast, her Spanish-language podcast that went to #1 on iTunes.

Illustration by GREG CLARKE
Short Takes

by Katherine Duke ’05

Reason, review, rethink, remake, redeem—and rejoice at these new offerings from Amherst authors!

Pooja Rangan, Assistant Professor of English in Film and Media Studies
Distorting Reality

by Jacob Pagano ’18

Assistant Professor Pooja Rangan’s new book, Immediations: The Humanitarian Impulse in Documentary, askes whether documentary film empowers or exploits.

Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder
Miserable People

by Josh Bell ’02

A review of Victor Levin ’83’s Destination Wedding, a “cerebral, talky romance” starring Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder.