Arts & Humanities

Battle lines

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French illustrators of World War I depicted the arena, the enemy, and the home front with bravura.

Of superhuman bondage

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Noah Berlatsky, AM’94, uncoils the rope that ties Wonder Woman to traditional male superheroes and to Twilight’s Bella.

Art to text with

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The Smart Museum revives, and updates, a generous tradition.

Lunch in Paris

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Lydia Lunch reads William S. Burroughs, even though she doesn’t really like his work.

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.

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