Behind the Glowing Screen

What is the Internet? Andrew Blum ’99—a journalist who writes about architecture and technology—stepped away from his computer and traveled cross-country and across the Atlantic “to understand what is behind the glowing screens.” Among the many places he visited were Facebook’s data center in Oregon and, in Lower Manhattan, a former Western Union building where the cables of different networks physically connect to one another. The result of these travels is his critically acclaimed book Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet.

Hiding in Plain Sight

For decades, Professor Carol Clark has been hunting for lost works by a gifted painter of the American frontier.

By Emily Gold Boutilier

Amherst College’s Frost Library to Host Fall Book Party for Faculty Authors on Oct. 28

October 21, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.—On Thursday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m. in the first-floor Periodicals Area, Amherst College’s Frost Library will host a fall book party recognizing new works by Amherst faculty in the humanities.

Art Professor Carol Clark on Western artist Charles Deas

Carol Clark, William McCall Vickery 1957 Professor of the History of Art and American Studies, was featured in stories in the Denver Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and on