Arts & Humanities

Six things you never learned in French class

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Unless you took French at the University of Chicago.

Film forum

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Cinema scholar Jacqueline Stewart, AM’93, PhD’99, explores Chicago’s changing filmgoing scene.

In harmony

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How Lucy Kaplansky, LAB’78, made a career of folk music.

Lingua franca

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What if you took a language class and actually learned to speak?

Writ large

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Five alumni helped launch the first museum celebrating American literature.

Comic timing

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W. Kamau Bell, LAB’90, prepares for his next upswing in the roller coaster business of comedy.

Danger: A shark

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How a mysterious warning helped a literature professor finish his mother’s novel.

The future of science fiction is not American

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Ada Palmer, Renaissance scholar and science fiction author, on her new book, Seven Surrenders.

Maroon treasures at the Met

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art just made 375,000 images from its collection available for free download. We went hunting for pieces with a UChicago connection.

Rediscovered

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A century-old J. M. Barrie play gets a Chicago revival.

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