Holiday Gift Ideas by Professors McBride, Caspers, Orner, Kobre

December 5, 2013

SF STATE NEWS -- Cinema Professor Joseph McBride’s book offers a new perspective on the assassination of JFK. “Into the Nightmare: My Search for the Killers of President John F. Kennedy and Officer J.D. Tippit” features McBride’s decades-long inquiry into the case. Another book, “Lawfully Wedded Wives” takes a compelling look at the real-life love stories behind the groundbreaking same-sex marriages performed in California in 2008. Professor of Creative Writing Nona Caspers co-edited the collection, which features first-person accounts and photographs. For the fiction reader, pick up Creative Writing Professor Peter Orner’s new short-story collection. In “Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge" Orner takes a look at middle-class America, each story with its own haunting details and vivid setting. Journalism Professor Ken Kobre’s Lightscoop can drastically improve photographs. The small reflector connects to a camera’s flash, creating a more flattering and fuller light.