Arts & Humanities

Issues of interest

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All but lost, Urdu journals offer a glimpse at one of India’s most sprawling, energetic cultures.

Two perspectives on Freud

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Professors Jonathan Lear and Françoise Meltzer on the influence of Freud in their work.

Second act

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It’s hard to say which was more liberating for Anna Chlumsky, AB’02: the moment she left acting, or the moment she came back.

TV guide

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Television critic Margaret Lyons, AB’04, discusses how her time at the Maroon derailed her plans to attend divinity school.

Can 35 academics make life better?

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How to enhance life—and dessert.

Mike Nichols’s first career

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Herbert J. Gans, PhB’47, AM’50, professor emeritus of sociology at Columbia University, reminds us that Chicago is also where Nichols left his mark on classical music radio.

Everywhere you go, you always take the weather with you

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Classics professor Peter White on the upcoming alumni trip to Sicily.

Old saws

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Five myths about art, antiques, and collectibles.

Open to enrollment

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For a College student in her final undergraduate year, elective courses offer surprising risks—and rewards.

In a bind

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A UChicago Library restoration project rescues a 500-year-old manuscript.

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