Arts & Culture

Michael Dobbs at Tufts University
June 13, 2014 Large Image
Author of the original “House of Cards,” Fletcher alum Michael Dobbs—now Lord Dobbs of Wylye—learned about politics the hard way

Who knows what evil lurks in the halls of government? Michael Dobbs does.

Dobbs, F73, F75, F77, wrote the novel House of Cards,...

Slaid Cleves
June 10, 2014 Large Image
Where better for Mainer Slaid Cleves, A87, to make it big than deep in the heart of Texas?

Slaid Cleaves likens writing a song to solving a crossword puzzle. When you get stuck, you’d best put it down and come back later when you’re...

May 13, 2014
Highlights from Arts and Sciences authors range from politics and economics to literature, plus music, too

The wide range of scholarship among the faculty of the School of Arts and Sciences was on display at the Dean’s Annual Publication Party, hosted...

Rachel Urquhart
May 9, 2014 Large Image
A traumatized and hallucinatory adolescent is embraced as a representative of the spirit world in “The Visionist,” a novel about 19th-century Shakers

When Rachel Urquhart, J85, was growing up, her family’s summer home was a converted Shaker meeting house a half hour’s drive from Hancock Shaker...

Jay Cantor
May 1, 2014 Large Image
Author Jay Cantor reflects on the tormented soul who has inspired his latest work of fiction

The specter hovering over Jay Cantor’s new collection of stories, Forgiving the Angel (Knopf), is Franz Kafka. He glides in and out of...