Arts & Humanities

Latke-Hamantash Debate revels in ornate silliness

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In its 65th year, the popular Hillel tradition pokes fun at academic fields with a holiday food fight. 

Crossover music

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Professor Anne Walters Robertson discusses the medieval and contemporary tunes that keep her humming.

Peirce urges artists to test limits

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Filmmaker Kimberly Peirce, AB'90, says teachers like professor Lauren Berlant shaped her sense of artistic adventure.

Bringing humanities into the world

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The Master of Arts Program in the Humanities, more than 1,500 alumni strong, celebrates 15 years.

A Friday night story

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In 1980s Baltimore, a family recalls an act of kindness—and finds a way to repay it.

Word play

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Bernard Sahlins, AB’43, lets the actors and the poets bring his spare performances to life.

Freedom writer

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A homebody with a hitchhiker’s heart, Bonnie Jo Campbell writes stories that cover a lot of ground.

Reclamation project

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Karen Reimer, MFA’89, embroiders ordinary items to add rich new meaning to the familiar.

Song of myself

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For a once-shy guy, singing karaoke reflects a social transformation toward a new bold attitude.

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