Arts & Humanities

Hard laughter

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Martyna Majok’s acclaimed new play finds light in the dark.

Documentary vision

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For 50 years, Kartemquin Films has focused its lenses on social forces and the human lives they shape.

For cartoonist Daniel Clowes, LAB’79, every page is personal

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The Ghost World author and Hyde Park native opens up about his creative process.

Philip Glass meets a new generation of students

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The composer shares his thoughts on art, the audience, and beer.

Who’s that guy taking pictures every morning on the bike path?

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It’s David Travis, AB’71. Here’s what he’s up to.

A tender coincidence

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English professor Will Pritchard, AM’92, PhD’98, reflects on the “tender coincidences” that occur when father and son teach the same book.

Grace notes

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Katherine Dunham, PhB’36, forged a unique career as a dancer and anthropologist.

Creative ferment

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Enjoying wine taught Jane Lopes, AB’07, to slow down, but as a sommelier, she’s rising fast.

Monsters of the midcentury

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The first art movement to originate in Chicago focused on the dark side of postwar life.

At first site

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In the 1930s Oriental Institute archaeologists used photography to capture the history and grandeur of Persepolis.

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