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Ordered lives

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Cloistered nuns tell their stories.

Three poems

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An excerpt from Maureen McLane’s This Blue.

What to make of it

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Poet, critic, and scholar Maureen McLane ­argues for poetry that synthesizes, “with passion and knowledge,” what it means to be human.

I sailed the ocean blue

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Benjamin Recchie, AB’03, is the very model of a modern Gilbert and Sullivan Savoyaire.

On human nurture

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Philosopher Jesse Prinz, PhD’97, trains a skeptical eye on biological accounts of our behavior, beliefs, and emotions.

Reading into reviews

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Why does winning awards make books less popular?

A life in focus

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Legendary photo editor John G. Morris, U-High’33, AB’37, reflects on his career in pictures.

Hello, Dalí

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The Art Institute’s modern collection comes home.

Five things I learned about Yiddish

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Over one breakfast and two lunches. Es, es!

Put a ringtone on it

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A Chicago string quartet is ready to rock your smartphone.

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