Drawing on letters, memorabilia and historical documentaries, author Bob Sitton (’59) reconstructs the life and work of pioneering film critic Iris Barry.
Stories Tagged: Wake Forest alumnus Bob Sitton writes a book about Iris Barry titled ‘Lady in the Dark’
May 5, 2014
October 8, 2012
“I was lied to, stolen from, screamed at and spit upon,” says Deb Richardson-Moore (’76), minister to the homeless.
April 3, 2012
New York Times reviewer has praise for ‘Birds of a Lesser Paradise’ by Megan Mayhew Bergman (’02).
September 13, 2011
Writing a book about her family’s business took Elizabeth Thalhimer Smartt (’98) on a sentimental genealogical journey.
September 8, 2011
Megan Mayhew Bergman (’02) explores modern motherhood, the ‘pull’ of biology, and animals in her new book of stories.
June 9, 2011
‘The Watchers’ honored for excellence in journalism.
June 3, 2011
The Scholar sits down to write, and all his years of meditation do not furnish him with one good thought or happy expression; but it is necessary to write a letter to a friend, — and, forthwith, troops of gentle thoughts invest themselves, on every hand, with chosen words.
Ralph Waldo Emerson was probably not exaggerating when he described those “troops of gentle thoughts” that came to him when he sat down to write a friend. Indeed, letter writing inspired him so much that it took more than 30 years for editors Rusk and Tilton to publish the hundreds of pages found in 10 volumes of Emerson’s letters.
June 3, 2011
Shane Harris (’98) has been writing about intelligence and national security for 10 years. He is a senior writer at Washingtonian magazine and was a staff correspondent for National Journal. His book, “The Watchers: The Rise of America’s Surveillance State” (Penguin Books, 2011), highlights a dangerous paradox: the government’s strategy has made it harder to catch terrorists and easier to spy on the general public. It was named one of the best books of 2010 by The Economist.