Michael B. Shavelson

Shavelson came to New York in 2005 to lead the team that reconceived and relaunched Columbia magazine. He is the former editor of Boston University’s Bostonia magazine, and before that was the managing editor of a trade travel magazine. He has worked in publishing for more than 30 years and has degrees in French and journalism.

Articles by this author

New York Transformed: The Architecture of Cross & Cross
Summer 2014 Bros. Arts

Michael B. Shavelson reviews “New York Transformed: The Architecture of Cross & Cross” by Peter Pennoyer and Anne Walker

“MacDowell”
Winter 2013-14 “MacDowell”

Michael B. Shavelson reviews “MacDowell” by E. Douglas Bomberger

BOOKTALK: The Central Kingdom
Fall 2013 BOOKTALK: The Central Kingdom

Michael B. Shavelson interviews Wm. Theodore de Bary, author of “The Great Civilized Conversation: Education for a World Community”

“A Ship Without a Sail: The Life of Lorenz Hart”
Fall 2013 “A Ship Without a Sail: The Life of Lorenz Hart”

Michael B. Shavelson reviews “A Ship Without a Sail: The Life of Lorenz Hart” by Gary Marmorstein

“Mongrels or Marvels: The Levantine Writings of Jacqueline Shohet K
Spring 2012 “Mongrels or Marvels: The Levantine Writings of Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff”

A review of “Mongrels or Marvels: The Levantine Writings of Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff” edited by Deborah A. Starr and Sasson Somekh

Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century
Spring 2011 Beauty and Brains

Carl Schoonover's visually explosive new book explores how philosophers and neuroscientists have represented that most mysterious of human workings.

Battle of the Atlantic, German U-30 torpedoed British SS Athenia. / Corbis
Fall 2010 Atlantic & Pacific

Two new books evoke the lingering lessons of World War II.

Gulf of Mexico oil spill map
Fall 2010 Oil + Water

Energy geophysicist Roger N. Anderson takes us under the oil-drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, where all is not well.

Illustration of university
Spring 2010 Defending the University

Former provost Jonathan R. Cole, author of The Great American Univeristy, discusses the need to protect a vital national resource.

Kim Jong Il Illustration by David Brinley
Fall 2009 Northern Exposure

North Korea has sealed itself off from the world, but cracks are beginning to show. What does it all mean—and what should the U.S. do next?

Dorothea Lange's "Toward Los Angeles" / From The Likes of Us, David R. Godine
Fall 2009 Self-Portrait USA

A review of The Likes of Us: America in the Eyes of the Farm Security Administration by Stu Cohen, edited by Peter Bacon Hales

Illustrations by Keith Negley
Winter 2009-10 Freeing the Flow

President Lee C. Bollinger talks about his new book, and why free speech is something Americans shouldn't keep to themselves.

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