Arts & Humanities

The listicle as literary form

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Arika Okrent, PhD’04, lists the reasons why the listicle is a popular literary form.

A stitchy situation

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Mary Fons works quilting, graduate school, and performance into her life.

Working over time

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An exhibit at the Oriental Institute Museum pairs modern workers with the ancient tools of their trades.

Indie cred

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The critical success of the drama Fruitvale Station gives an aspiring producer’s career a boost.

Spine thrilling

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Slavic studies professor Malynne Sternstein guides students through the deep game that is Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita.

Making time for literature

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Visiting novelist Gamal Al Ghitany discusses the state of creativity in Egypt.

What would Skinner say?

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Adam Levin, AM’01, gives a “hot” reading to a hometown crowd.

Revisiting War of the Worlds

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Tweeting Orson Welles’s famous radio drama on its 75th anniversary.

Trading eights

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Artist Robert Crumb’s jazz trading cards highlight the famous and the forgotten.

Second City’s first man

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At a memorial service for Bernard Sahlins, friends and family recalled the Second City cofounder’s passion for his work, which in recent years included directing staged readings of verse plays for the Poetry Foundation.

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