Spring 2023

A magazine cover of a woman in a store Editor
Emily Gold Boutilier

Alumni Editor
Betsy Cannon Smith ’84

Print Design Director
Ronn Campisi

Assistant Editor
Katherine Duke ’05

Senior Writer
Katharine Whittemore

Email us at: magazine@amherst.edu

Feature Articles

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My Family’s Fish Store

The roundabout story of how Niki Russ Federman ’99 became the fourth generation to run New York’s iconic bagel-and-lox shop Russ & Daughters.

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In Defense of Spanglish

A border language, a great novel and the consequences of telling our stories.

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Want Contentment?
Make Connections.

Marc Schulz ’84 did the research: Connections with others help us emotionally and physically thrive.

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Community News

A famous librarian, poetic punctuation, (inter)national parks and more.

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Amherst Creates

Wade in the Water, says Nyani Nkrumah ’92; Taharah through the eyes of Karen Benioff Friedman ’86; Keith Boynton ’05E dares to revise Macbeth; and new nonfiction in Black studies

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