Arts & Humanities

Manhattan project

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Actor Eddie Shin, AB’98, discusses his role on WGN’s Manhattan and his Chicago theater background.

A stage for the ages

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Court Theatre, now in its 60th season, went from “a new type of summer theatre” to a Chicago institution.

The mystery of G. W. F. Hegel

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Philosopher Sally Sedgwick investigates one of the field’s most challenging thinkers.

Hidden treasures

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Ready to explore Tamil literature? South Asia scholar Sascha Ebeling shares his favorite works in translation.

Of time and the reader

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How well do you keep up with the page-turning pace?

Up in the air

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From balloon sculptures to an avant-garde video game, the art of Willy Chyr, AB’09, is all about the journey.

Torch songs

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Sung from street corners a century ago, Mexican folk ballads offered “a valuable index to popular thought,” wrote UChicago anthropologist Robert Redfield, whose work is part of a Special Collections exhibit on Mexico.

Novel pilgrim

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A Divinity School historian’s study of medieval Europe becomes a wellspring of historical fiction.

Language bearer

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A German student, a South Asian language, a UChicago career.

Un-convent-ional

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Abbie Reese, MFA’13, completes the filming of her new documentary, Chosen: Custody of the Eyes.

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