Arts & Humanities

Encyclopedic knowledge

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After more than three decades at Britannica, editor in chief Dale Hoiberg, AM’74, PhD’93, knows the encyclopedia business inside out.

Call of the wild

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Going to the Law School helped Natalie Shapero, JD’11, let her poetry loose.

Interpret station

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An interpreter in residence holds “office hours” for visitors to the Smart Museum of Art.

Old hand

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In 17th century anatomical drawings, death—and life—were much more present than in today’s medical textbooks.

Operatic range

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A campus festival explores the influence of Chinese opera.

Five things I learned from the Sun Bros.

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Wesley and Brad Sun on comics, Kickstarter, and their latest collaboration, Monkey Fist.

Child gruelty

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Please, mom, I want less.

A man from a manly planet

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Poet Campbell McGrath, AB’84, explains how writers are like baseball players, what’s wrong with novels, and why he was banned from several frats in the mid-’80s.

Follow that hippie

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Poet Dorothea Lasky leaves her audience awestruck.

Quick, cheap, and possibly poisonous

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From Crerar Library: A recipe for Chicago snow cream.

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