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Auto-Tune on steroids

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For Sam Pluta, music is the ultimate computer game.

Lofty ambitions

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A new book explores artists’ role in the transformation of New York City’s SoHo neighborhood.

Releases

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The Magazine lists a selection of general interest books, films, and albums by alumni. For additional alumni releases, browse the Magazine’s Goodreads bookshelf.

Sixteen questions

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Filmmaker John Hughes meets UChicago in this uncommon quiz of pop culture knowledge.

Epic beginnings

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Launched in 2007 with an anonymous $100 million gift, the Odyssey Scholarship Challenge has transformed financial aid in the College. Meet six of the young people whose lives were also changed.

Big thinker

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Nobelist James Cronin twice expanded our sense of the possible, first in particle physics and then in astronomical observation.

The field of all possibilities

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

Age of enlightenment

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The Transcendental Meditation movement’s goals were utopian but life for its followers wasn’t always blissful, Claire Hoffman, AM’05, writes in a new memoir.

Social creatures

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In blues clubs, cocktail bars, and zoos, David Grazian, AM’96, PhD’00, investigates the artifice of authenticity.

Beyond borders

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Olufunmilayo Olopade is attacking cancer from all sides.

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