Tom Hayes (’79) explores the magical world created by his father, famed Esquire editor Harold Hayes (’48) in a documentary, “Smiling Through the Apocalypse: Esquire in the ’60s,” opening this weekend. “For me, he was simply dad; to the rest of the country he was Harold Hayes, editor of Esquire magazine,” Tom Hayes says in the film. “I embarked on a journey to find out what made him become what some have said was the greatest post-war magazine editor ever.”
A hip-hop album featuring Maya Angelou’s poetry and vocals, recorded with her blessing, is due out in November.
The album will be called Caged Bird Songs, in reference to Angelou’s most famous piece of writing, her memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Full story »
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Where would you like to live? Eighteenth-century France, but with plumbing and plastic surgery.
How would you like to die? Coming offstage after a five-minute standing ovation, falling into the arms of my lover, and having the doctor look at me and say, “This is impossible! She looks much too young to go!”
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be? Something small, like a flower … or an autumn leaf … or Jackie Chan.
What is your motto? I have two. The first is “Get on with it.” The second is “Don’t eat anything you pick up off the sidewalk.”
Illustration by Risko.
In 1947 industrious Wake Forest students came up with a practical solution to the Old Campus housing shortage — they constructed their own home and named it the Boodle Inn. More on the house the Boodlers built.
After playing in the 1962 Final Four, Wake Forest buddies Al Koehler (‘63) and Butch Hassell (‘64) reunited in the most unlikely of places — South Vietnam.
For alumni parents, freshman move-in day means making new memories — and fondly recalling old ones.
Top: Wendy Lewis (’89, MBA ’94) and Elwyn (’89, MBA ’94) Murray and their daughter, Sidney; Center: Will Sellers and his parents, Crystal (’89) and Steve Sellers, of Charlotte; Bottom: Madeline Leadem with her parents Sue (’86) and Rich (’86) Leadem.