Matt Stevens is the former editor of Verso and "Huntington Frontiers" magazine. He is now managing editor at the USC Rossier School of Education.

Jack London, Public Intellectual

Author Jack London found a kindred spirit in famed magician Harry Houdini, whose escape artistry London and his wife, Charmian, witnessed firsthand at the Oakland Orpheum on a November afternoon in 1915. The two men and their wives quickly became friends after a backstage visit, dining together at the Londons’ favorite … Continue reading

The Library Tomorrow

The next time you walk into the Library’s main exhibition hall to see “Remarkable Works, Remarkable Times,” be sure to stop into “The Library Today” gallery. Several remarkable videos will vie for your attention—one projected onto a table and five others on view on iPads. But don’t overlook the display … Continue reading