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Category Archives: Summer Reading 2013

Things to do after you’ve read The Great Gatsby

1. See if you agree with Stephen Colbert’s analysis of the book. 2. Compare this year’s Leonardo di Caprio/Carey Mulligan movie with the 1974 version with Robert Redford and Mia … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

More Raiders remakes

It seems like Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala are not the only fans who decided to remake Raiders of the Lost Ark. Here are three more versions: Indyanimation is a … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Other Hayley Beale

I was surprised to find that there are 29 people named Hayley Beale in the UK. Beale is not a particularly common last name, and the spelling of Hayley is … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

Where’d You Go, Bernadette? and TED Talks

One of the satirical threads in Where’d You Go, Bernadette? is that Bernadette’s husband, Elgin Branch has given the “fourth-most-watched TED talk” on his innovative Samantha 2 brain-computer interface project. … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Boys of Summer

What’s summer without blue skies, green fields and the crack of the bat? If you are already feeling nostalgic, then perhaps you should spend your summer reading The Art of … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

The 2013 Summer Reading List

Below is the list of our 2013 Summer Reading books. You can read posts about each book on this blog (linked in the list below), check out the display in … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Something extraordinary and beautiful and simple

When The Great Gatsby was published in 1925, the reviews were not great: “F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Latest Dud” read one headline. But now, nearly 90 years later it is often … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Professor of archeology, expert on the occult, and how does one say it? Obtainer of rare antiquities.

What’s the connection between 12 year-old Chris Strompolos and 39 year-old Harrison Ford? They both played Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark… or in Chris’s case, Raiders of … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

Tradition vs. Science

When I asked Jon Reider, our Director of College Counseling, for a summer reading list recommendation without hesitation he offered up Anne Fadiman’s The Spirit Catches You and You Fall … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Examining privilege

With remarkable candor, author-activist Tim Wise examines his journey towards a more realized cultural awareness in his book, White Like Me. This book is an interesting mix of memoir and … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · 1 Comment