Arts & Humanities

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.

Combining math and music

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Leaders in disparate fields explain what unites them.

A theater major’s revenge

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A performance of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind by the Neo-Futurists comes to Washington Park.

Wow! Pow! Prizes!

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Enter the world of comics—and win a book about how they’re made.

Her stubborn tongue

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Anna Fishbeyn, AB’93, AM’95, documents her family’s transition from Soviet Russia to America in a one-woman show at the New Ohio Theatre in New York.

Going “Outside the Box”

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Associate professor Hillary Chute talks about the her new book, scholarly work on on contemporary comics, and going all “fangirl” over Daniel Clowes, LAB’79.

Higher ground

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Abbie Reese, MFA’13, talks about her time in the cloister.

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