Seeing Princetonians featured in The New York Times is nothing new, but in the last few days the Gray Lady has seemed particularly orange and black. Here are a few of the alumni stories PAW noticed, with sections in brackets. Add your own links in the comments below.
A Q&A with Alex Gansa ’84 and Howard Gordon ’84, co-creators of the Emmy-winning TV series Homeland, explored the influences and politics behind the writing process. [Magazine]
“It’s not as easy being Meg Whitman [’77] as Meg Whitman might have expected,” the Times opined in a profile of the Hewlett-Packard CEO. [Business]
Fifty years after his creation, Spider-Man has brought his crime-fighting skills to Brooklyn, with help from writer Stuart Moore ’83. [N.Y./Region]
According to George Hirsch ’56 and Amby Burfoot, recent fabrications from a pair of high-profile distance runners contradict the spirit of the sport. [Sports]
Native Americans “have always been part of how America defined itself,” wrote David Treuer ’92, but the legacy is filled with contradictions. [Opinion]
PBS’ documentary Half the Sky, featuring Sheryl WuDunn *88, Mikaela Beardsley ’92, and Jamie Gordon ’92, is “thoroughly edifying, handsomely produced and buoyed by brave, resilient people fighting for basic equality,” according to a Times reviewer. [Television]