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INTERVIEW The satiric science fiction of James Morrow C’69

EXHIBITION Renaissance city maps at the Library’s Kamin Gallery

INTERVIEW Alumni create online home for fiction in Storyville

EXHIBITION Girl Culture at the Arthur Ross Gallery

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The Fugitive in Flight: Faith, Liberalism, and Law in a Classic TV Show By Stanley Fish C’59 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011. $24.95.) By analyzing key episodes of The Fugitive—the 1960s TV series featuring Richard Kimble, who escapes death row after being falsely convicted of his wife’s murder—Fish portrays Kimble as an exemplar for middle-class values and a representative of 20th-century liberalism. Fish, a literary theorist and legal scholar, is the Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Humanities and a professor of law at Florida International University. BUY THIS BOOK

PUPPIES: A Complete Guide to Raising a Happy Puppy in a Positive Environment By Joan Capuzzi C’86 V’98 (Knack, 2010. $19.95.) A comprehensive, illustrated, well-organized guide to raising a puppy, from choosing the right puppy for you to the choice of crates and beds to vaccinations and diet and, of course, housebreaking. Capuzzi, an occasional contributor to the Gazette, is a small-animal veterinarian in Philadelphia. BUY THIS BOOK

WAY UP NORTH IN LOUISVILLE: African American Migration in the Urban South, 1930-1970 By Luther Adams Gr’02 (University of North Carolina Press, 2010. $49.95.) While half the African American population in the South sought freedom and opportunity in the North and West during World War II, many blacks moved instead to urban centers in the South. Adams, an associate professor at the University of Washington-Tacoma, concludes that Southern loyalty gave African Americans a greater sense of community and black identity, which later energized their fight for full rights and respect. BUY THIS BOOK

PUSH COMES TO SHOVE: New Images of Aggressive Women By Maud Lavin G’80 (MIT Press, 2010. $27.95.) Most Americans are no longer shocked by female basketball or football players pushing and shoving, or by a show titled Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or by bands like the Dixie Chicks. Lavin, a professor of visual studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, charts images of female aggression and anger as they’ve become commonplace in contemporary culture, allowing women a mode of emotional expression that had previously been taboo. BUY THIS BOOK

E PARTY: Vol I “Starting in the Middle” By Steven Nemerovski W’72 (Wasteland Press, 2010. $29.95.) Wealthy, well-established Alex “Atlas” Stein decides to do what no one has successfully done in recent years: build a third political party. In Volume I, he and his team conceive the E Party and build it up through two election seasons. Through fiction, Nemerovski (who has been actively engaged in Illinois politics for most of his career) explores how the people, and especially the politicians, of the United States might react to the rise of a competitive third party. BUY THIS BOOK

 

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