Arts & Humanities

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.

Little scribes

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Elementary school children experience the history of language hands-on at the Oriental Institute.

Keep posted

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From our print archive: Medieval history professor James Cate, PhD’35, considers the oeuvre of Emily Post.

Elevated discourse

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How the University of Chicago, the great books craze, and a love of Goethe helped create the Aspen Institute. 

Complex Oedipus

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Philosopher Irad Kimhi teaches unhappiness in his own way.

Advice from an armchair medievalist

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Author Blair Thornburgh, AB’12, on adjusting to college and life after graduation.

Margin call

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A literary mystery hidden inside a 150-year-old copy of Homer’s Odyssey finds an answer.

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