Arts & Humanities

NaNoWriMo: A novel endeavor

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National Novel Writing Month founder Chris Baty, AM’97, explains how a “ridiculous challenge” with friends turned into a global writing event—and how to make it to 50,000 words.

Sweet honey in the rocks

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The history of beekeeping stretches back centuries, the director of the Oriental Institute found when a hobby turned into a scholarly pursuit.

Philip Kaufman: An appreciation

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How an arty UChicago history student ended up remaking Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

The gathering storm

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What we don’t talk about when we talk about climate change.

What’s in a game?

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Graduate students explore games for scholarly interest and social impact.

The importance of “sleazy trash”

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Banned Books Week and the legacy of librarian Judith Krug, AM’64.

File under cinephile

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Doc’s new calendar brings Singapore and cyberpunks, ’70s disaffection, and Gordon Parks.

Art and politics

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A conversation with 2015 Berlin Family Lecturer Amitav Ghosh.

Drone archaeology

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Oriental Institute scholars use aerial surveys to determine new looting episodes of antiquities.

The value(s) of new media art

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UChicago artist in residence James T. Green talks about his work, his life, and what it all means.

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