Arts & Humanities

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.

The four seasons

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Amid winter’s darkness, an art installation multiplied the colors in Rockefeller Chapel.

Scare tactics

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A popular Theater and Performance Studies course directs students on how to stage terror.

Eye of the beholder

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For its 40th anniversary, the Smart Museum offers inviting, unexpected avenues to approach art.

The great escape

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Notes on an intellectual and musical journey.

Object lessons

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On Antiques Roadshow, appraiser Gary Piattoni, AB’83, teases out the stories that things want to tell.

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