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Prof. Kate Bowler's new book, "The Preacher’s Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities," explores how women in conservative megachurches exert their influence. Bowler is a 2002 graduate of Macalester.
Fri, 10/18/2019 - 4:57pm
The author of “The Things They Carried” and other war stories serves up words of fatherly wisdom to his two young sons. Author Tim O’Brien '68, like Ernest Hemingway, didn’t necessarily write about war as much as something larger: our shared humanity.
Bookmark: Should literary prizes be judged by the book, or by the author? Or by both? | Star Tribune | October 18, 2019
Fri, 10/18/2019 - 3:43pm
From Facebook, Macalester College English professor and Man Booker Prize winner Marlon James was quoted.
Fri, 10/18/2019 - 3:39pm
The indie band is featured in this article. Two members of the band, Kerry Alexander and Chris Hoge, graduated from Macalester in 2012.
Thu, 10/17/2019 - 9:38pm
Former New York Times book critic Michiko Kakutani was well-known for being tough on authors. So when she described a little-known Jamaican writer as possessing “vaulting ambition and prodigious talent” in a review of his novel in 2015, the literary world noticed. Fast forward four years later and you'll find English Prof. Marlon James is set to deliver the opening lecture at the Singapore Writers Festival.
Kate Bowler on how evangelical women carved a niche in celebrity culture | Religion News Service | October 11, 2019
Thu, 10/17/2019 - 7:01pm
Bowler's second scholarly book, “The Preacher’s Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities,” was written mostly in the corridors of Duke Hospital. The book, which looks at the women who carved wildly successful perches of unofficial power, has finally been published and it comes after her own wildly successful “Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved,” a memoir of her struggle with cancer. Bowler graduated from Macalester in 2002.
Thu, 10/17/2019 - 6:49pm
O'Brien '68 is also the author of "The Things They Carried."
Thu, 10/17/2019 - 6:46pm
The author writes about the nearness of death, children who might not know him long, and Vietnam. O'Brien graduated from Macalester in 1968.
Farmers market favorite Asa's Bakery makes the move indoors with new shop | Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal | October 17, 2019
Thu, 10/17/2019 - 6:31pm
Freelance graphic designer-turned-baker Asa Diebolt '09 has found a rain-or-shine home for his farmers market bread stand in Minneapolis’ Corcoran neighborhood.
How the Supreme Court’s review of a Louisiana abortion case could revive an overturned Texas law | Dallas Morning News | October 17, 2019
Thu, 10/17/2019 - 5:55pm
The Louisiana case will be the first to test abortion rights since President Donald Trump appointed two conservative justices to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. CEO and founder of Whole Woman’s Health Amy Hagstrom Miller '89 was quoted.
Minnesota names five St. Croix river spots for former Vice President Walter Mondale | Star Tribune | October 16, 2019
Wed, 10/16/2019 - 5:12pm
St. Croix features were renamed in recognition of the former Vice President and his role in protecting vulnerable rivers. Mondale was a member of the Macalester class of 1950.
Tue, 10/15/2019 - 5:04pm
Kate Bowler '02, associate professor at Duke Divinity School, has written a new book titled, “The Preacher’s Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities.” She also wrote this opinion.
Vietnam War Author Tim O’Brien Reveals The Wounds And Victories Of Fatherhood In New Book | Texas Standard | October 11, 2019
Tue, 10/15/2019 - 4:35pm
Regarding his new book, "Dad's Maybe Book," author Tim O'Brien '68 said, “I’ve always wished my dad had left for me what I am trying to leave for my kids in this book: some love letters, just to say, ‘I love you. I’m proud of you. I wish you well in your life.’”
Mad Solutions Acquires Arab World Distribution Rights to the Feature Film Mafak | Al Bawaba | October 15, 2019
Tue, 10/15/2019 - 3:59pm
MAD Solutions has acquired the Arab world distribution rights to the feature film MAFAK (SCREWDRIVER) by Palestinian filmmaker Bassam Jarbawi '05. The film landed its world premiere as an official selection at 2018 Giornate Degli Autori in Venice and was the Opening Film of 2019's Toronto Palestine Film Festival in September.
Tue, 10/15/2019 - 12:34am
One of the guests on this program was Omar Ansari, founder, Surly Brewing Company, and 1992 Macalester College graduate.
Students say they interrupted Trump during Minneapolis rally to urge action on climate change | FOX 9 News | October 11, 2019
Mon, 10/14/2019 - 9:10am
Macalester College first-year students, Emma Bassett and Kody Harrington, went to Pres. Donald Trump's rally last week to bring attention to climate change, and in doing so, got his attention.
DoorDash leans into diversity through food with drive from The Martin Agency | Campaign US | October 11, 2019
Sun, 10/13/2019 - 10:41pm
America may seem particularly divided lately, but DoorDash is seeking to help remedy that with its latest campaign which celebrates diversity through food. Kofi Amoo-Gottfried '01, V.P. of marketing at DoorDash, was quoted.
Sun, 10/13/2019 - 10:37pm
NPR's Scott Simon talks to celebrated author Tim O'Brien '68 about his new book, "Dad's Maybe Book," which he wrote for his two sons.
Sun, 10/13/2019 - 10:35pm
Bad Bad Hats is featured in this article. Two members of the indie band, Kerry Alexander and Chris Hoge, graduated from Macalester in 2012.
Climate curious: What is THE most important thing a person can do to fight climate change? | MPR News | October 11, 2019
Sun, 10/13/2019 - 10:23pm
Environmental Studies Prof. Roopali Phadke was quoted.