Arts & Humanities

24 hours of play

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In the quarterly festival Theater[24], student thespians create and perform plays within a day. 

Grace note

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New to Rockefeller Chapel’s staff, Matthew Dean, AB’00, has long inhabited its world of song.

Novel talent

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Novelist Matthew Thomas, AB’97, talks about learning to hear the story that wants to be told.

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.

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