Excerpt

The grass problem at UChicago in the early 1960s

Comments

President Beadle and the secret campaign to beautify the campus.

How President Beadle rescued the cat

Comments

Or, who’s that barefoot man on the roof of the president’s house?

Danger: A shark

Comments

How a mysterious warning helped a literature professor finish his mother’s novel.

A peek inside the president’s house—in 1961

Comments

An ugly rug, a stolen Tropical Hut planter, and why the bust of Silas J. Cobb is displayed in such an odd location.

The field of all possibilities

Comments

Excerpt from Greetings from Utopia Park: Surviving a Transcendent Childhood by Claire Hoffman, AMʼ05.

How to get a newspaper job with an English degree and mononucleosis

Comments

Ethan Michaeli, AB’89, author of The Defender, explains how he came to be working there.

Stop standing still

Comments

An excerpt from Sian Beilock’s book How the Body Knows Its Mind yields surprising advice on the best way to solve problems.

The great escape

Comments

Notes on an intellectual and musical journey.

How to be a self-supporting anthropologist

Comments

Live simply and wear a Rolex, and other advice for moving from academia to the consulting world.

Subscribe to Excerpt