Winter 2020

COVER STORY

Dramatis Personae

In his bestselling volume “Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics,” Stephen Greenblatt, in a none-too-subtle jab at President Donald Trump, examines the characters of Richard III, Macbeth, King Lear and Coriolanus to illuminate how Shakespeare’s work probes the danger of narcissistic demagogues —…

The System

Paul Westhead’s strategy was so unusual that it merited its own name, The System. Here’s a breakdown of one of its foundational plays.

The Unforgettable Run

In 1989-90, this LMU team, which holds the NCAA record for average points per game in a season (122.4,) blew foes off the court like a fast-moving storm.

Nature Nurture

Wendy Butts MBA ’00, CEO of the LA Conservation Corps, talks about the role of nature in nurturing work ethic, confidence and community.

The Saintly Order

Sometimes, as Luke’s gospel suggests, the greatest among us is found among the least. James Martin, S.J., ranks his favorite saints and proves the point.

Obama’s Mirror

Former deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes shared with students his White House stories and his unusual career path.

American Customs

First turned away at Ellis Island, an immigrant family found a way into the U.S. from Canada and helped build America for the next 100 years.

The Angry Age

Political rage has spread globally like a virus, and the divide between “us” and “them” is harder to bridge and growing wider everyday.