Swarthmore Made Me: A Critic's Secret Life

Kenneth Turan '67, film critic for the Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio's Morning Edition, spoke at the inaugural Arts Weekend about the impact Swarthmore had in helping him shape and determine his career. After an introduction to the weekend by President Rebecca Chopp, Patricia White (4:10), professor and chair of film and media studies, introduces Turan, whose talk (8:55) also received coverage in the Daily Gazette. Turan, also a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, teaches nonfiction writing and film criticism at the University of Southern California and has written for The Washington Post. He has also published five books, most recently Free For All: Joe Papp, The Public and the Greatest Theater Story Ever Told (2010).