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In the Media - July 2012 Roundup

Emmy Laybourne '93.

WAMC’s Roundtable broadcasted live from Vassar’s Powerhouse Theater, including interviews with President Catharine Hill, Powerhouse producing director Ed Cheetham, and Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center curator Patricia Phagan. The New York Daily News cited Powerhouse in a story about regional theater.

The Poughkeepsie Journal and WAMC ran stories about Vassar’s plans to upgrade the college’s science facilities.

The New York Times reviewed Monument 14, by Emmy Laybourne ’93 (pictured), praising its “nuance” and “intensity.”

The Wall Street Journal reviewed the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center’s new exhibition, “Nature in America: Taming the Landscape.”

HuffingtonPost featured a blog post by Leonard Steinhorn ’77 about “chest-thumping patriotism.” CBS Radio News interviewed him about the political implications of the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act ruling.

The New York Times profiled Adam Green ’95, founder of Rocking the Boat, in an article and video about the restoration of the Bronx River.

Capital Insider, The Washington Post, and GovLoop.com noted that federal employee Deborah Temkin ’07, who works in the Education Department on bullying prevention, was a finalist for a Service to America Medal.

The Daily Beast featured an essay by Ben Busch ’91 about what America stands for, and “the true state of our independence.” BookRiot named his memoir, Dust to Dust, one of “the best books we read in June.” The New York Journal of Books included it in a list of “outstanding titles that represent America” in honor of July 4th. The Progressive and North Country Public Radio interviewed him about the book.

Astronomy Magazine profiled professor Debra Elmegreen.

The New York Times ran an op-ed by David DeSteno ’90, psychology professor at Northeastern University, about the science of compassion.

Lynn Povich '65.

Columbia Journalism Review wrote about Lynn Povich ’65 (pictured) in a feature about women in journalism. Her memoir, The Good Girls Revolt, comes out next month.

IT Business Edge quoted David Foote ’75 in an article about “hot skills” and job retention.

CNN quoted Michael Likosky ’93 in an article about “three bipartisan bills that could get the economy moving.”

The Wall Street Journal interviewed Jack Ablin ’80, chief investment officer at Harris Private Bank, about the case for and against a Euro-zone dissolution.

WAMC’s Northeast Report spoke to economics professor Shirley Johnson-Lans about the Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act.

The New York Times wrote about Jane Lipsitz ’87, one half of the director team behind Part of Me, a new concert documentary about Katy Perry.

Deadline noted that Amazon Studios selected Magic Monkey Billionaire, by Diana Wright ’07, as one of the first four projects of the development slate.

WAMC’s Roundtable interviewed Erica Schmidt ’97 about directing The Imaginary Invalid at Bard SummerScape.

Book Expo America 2012 interviewed fashion guru, TV host, and author Stacy London ’91. MplsStPaul magazine asked her about summer fashion. Weartoclick.com featured her in an “Insider” profile.

TVGuide.com interviewed Lisa Kudrow ’85 about her character, Fiona Wallice, and the new season of Web Therapy. NPR’s Morning Edition talked to her about her favorite films. Mix 106.5 interviewed Kudrow about what she’s been up to lately. She also appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

USA Today and E! Online quoted Meryl Streep ’71 in a story about the late filmmaker Nora Ephron. Village Voice predicted another Oscar nomination for Streep, this time for her performance in Hope Springs. HuffingtonPost reported that she’ll lend her voice to a Ken Burns documentary about the Roosevelts.

The Miami New Times (FL) congratulated Andrew Zimmern ’84 on 100 episodes of his Travel Channel hit show, Bizarre Foods America. At Food and Wine, he shared a recipe for strawberry-rhubarb crumble. Parade Magazine revealed the one food the iron-stomached foodie can’t stand: walnuts. HuffingtonPost tagged along with Zimmern for a “Food Informants” installment, where they show a week in the life of different food celebrities.

Daniel Kadishson '09.

The Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed by Daniel Kadishson ’09 (pictured) about Iran’s nuclear capability.

Serious Eats featured an article by Lee Zalben ’95 in which he suggests you try swigging your Coca-Cola with some salted nuts.

British GQ ran a story by Michael Wolff ’75 asking who will buy News International’s papers.

KurtSalmon.com noted that Paco Underhill ’75 will speak at a UK Retail Leaders reception.

The New York Times noted that Ellen Chesler ’69 and her husband hosted a Hamptons fundraiser for the Obama campaign.

Fox Business ran a story by Rick Lazio ’80 about small businesses and underutilized tax credits.

Newsworks wrote about Jeffrey Brenner ’90 and his healthcare innovation work in Camden, New Jersey.

FaceCulture ran a video interview with singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata ’96. Greater Washington National Parks ran a video of her performing “Dealbreaker” live at the 2012 Cherry Blossom Festival.

IndieWire noted that Butterfly Rising, by Tanya Wright ’89, was headed to the Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival.

The Actors Center Online Journal interviewed actor Lorenzo Pisoni ’97 about his craft and crying on cue. Broadway World noted that he’ll appear in the New York premier of Golden Age.

Actress Erika Amato ’91 has played Velma Von Tussle in Hairspray and the Beggar Woman in Aladdin to rave reviews.

Compiled by Peter Bronski

Photos courtesy the subjects.