the salon

the salon

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...
Spring 2014
Puffy pants. Tongue piercings. Tattoos. These are just a few of the “things” that Sarah Dooley celebrates on her debut album, Stupid Things, which she released independently...
Spring 2014
While visiting the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass., five years ago, Jane Allen Petrick ’67 glimpsed two paintings that felt eerily familiar—though she’d never seen them...
Winter 2015
It’s an understatement to say December was a big month for writer Suki Kim. Just after appearing on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart—a coup for any...
Winter 2015
In 1988, Sigrid MacRae received a decorated Moroccan box from her 85-year-old mother. Inside were letters from the father MacRae had never known; he was killed in...
Winter 2015
It’s a great time to be a TV actor in New York City. Never have so many prime-time episodes been filmed in the Big Apple, according to...
Summer 2014
When Carol Berkin arrived at Barnard, she had been a voracious reader all her life but was still “a babe in the woods,” she says. “I had...
Spring 2015
In February, a crowd gathered in The Diana Center for a most unusual book launch: a “mixtape release party” featuring author Asali Solomon and pianist Jason Moran...