History Lesson: John Coleman Goes Undercover

History Lesson: John Coleman Goes Undercover

John R. Coleman, Haverford’s ninth president, published his book Blue Collar Journal in 1974 and caused a sensation. The book was based on his experiences going incognito on a “secret” sabbatical, during which he hauled trash in a small town in Maryland, made...
A Multimedia Fairy Tale

A Multimedia Fairy Tale

On the website for his just-launched publishing company, button-down bird, Ben Rubin ’03 describes its first offering, When Comes What Darkly Thieves, as “a fairy tale, to be sure. One that you’ll wake from feeling as if someone spent all night weaving nets in which...
Nicholson Baker ’79 in New York Times Magazine

Nicholson Baker ’79 in New York Times Magazine

Nicholson Baker ’79, the author of such notorious books as Vox (which Monica Lewinsky famously gave as a gift to Bill Clinton) and The Fermata, is the subject of a lengthy feature in the latest issue of The New York Times Magazine on the occasion of the release...
More Seuss

More Seuss

We last wrote about renowned Dr. Seuss scholar and collector Charles D.  Cohen ’83 in an article in the Spring 2009 issue of Haverford magazine that featured some pretty fabulous photographs of his vast collection of  “Seussiana.”  Now Cohen, the author of The Seuss,...
Juan Williams ’76 Brings “Muzzled” To Daily Show, Philly Mag

Juan Williams ’76 Brings “Muzzled” To Daily Show, Philly Mag

Juan Williams ’76, the former Washington Post and NPR journalist, current Fox News analyst and author of six books (including ones on Thurgood Marshall and the Civil Rights Movement), has written a new tome, Muzzled: The Assault On Honest Debate, which was released...