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Q+A
Talking with Chris Lebron
Published Winter 2017
Philosophy professor talks teaching philosophy via a social movement, radical art, and James Baldwin's idea of love / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Carry a torch
Published Fall 2017
Monica Hesse's new book, 'American Fire' chronicles a couple's 2014 arson spree across Virginia's Eastern Shore, exploring not so much who committed these crimes, but why / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Burdened
Published Fall 2017
When her dad has a heart attack, Alex, the put-upon daughter of a typically dysfunctional and affluent suburban New York City family, gets tasked with yet another thankless job / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Guarding Saddam
Published Fall 2017
Will Bardenwerper tells the stories of the young men whose service involved sharing Saddam Hussein's last few months as he waited to be put to death / Johns Hopkins Magazine
A simple invitation
Published Summer 2015
This 60-something page essay is an adaptation of the TEDx talk Adichie gave in 2012 / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Garden with lobsters
Published Summer 2015
Medieval how-to book Ask the Past is both comical and illuminating / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Lens crafters
Published Summer 2015
Eye of the Beholder acts like a meditation on sight and reads like an entertaining historical drama / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Nonfiction
Sights unseen
Published Winter 2013
Rosemary Mahoney's For the Benefit of Those Who See unmasks the reality of a sightless life. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Fiction
An ordinary life
Published Winter 2013
Alice McDermott's Someone follows an ordinary woman from her Brooklyn childhood through old age. / Johns Hopkins Magazine