the salon

the salon

Fall 2014
Amy Talkington is a screenwriter who’s also an author. Or an author who’s also a screenwriter. She envisions her first novel, Liv, Forever (Soho Press, 2014), one...
Summer 2012
Anticipating a new decade prompted Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen to look both back and forward as she contemplated aging, the launch of three children from the...
Summer 2012
A close-up view of the lives of Mumbai’s poor Katherine Boo has made a name for herself—and won a Pulitzer Prize—writing about the lives of the poor...
Spring 2017
After 25 years as a high-profile journalist appearing on NPR, CNN, and PBS, Maria Hinojosa ’84 founded her own media company in 2010 with a singular mission:...
Spring 2017
At the age of 9, Alexis Sablone ’08 was transfixed by the sight of two skateboarders gliding through a parking lot in her Connecticut hometown. Within a...
Summer 2013
You might know the work of Elena Seibert, but not realize it. She recently photographed writer Jhumpa Lahiri ’89 and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor for the...
Summer 2013
Petra Costa’s mother told her she could live anywhere except New York, and become anything but an actor. Those prohibitions were her mother’s attempt to shield her...
Fall 2013
Musical-theatre composer Jeanine Tesori revels in “the big shows,” but also stretches artistic boundaries in smaller productions In musical theatre, an industry where talent and hard work...
Fall 2013
Carol Zeller Clark thought that a 17th-century painting of the Biblical character Judith, who decapitated the Assyrian general, Holofernes, would be an ideal cover for The Remarkables:...
Spring 2014
New York Times sports columnist Juliet Macur is constantly on the move—whether traveling the world for her job, rowing on a D.C.-area crew team, or chasing after...