An unexpected basketball pioneer, a history-making race, and other surprises from Unknown Chicago Tales.
A College track star turned secret agent and a plot to kill Vladimir Lenin.
David Nirenberg studies the intertwined—and sometimes violent—histories of faith communities.
Brent Staples, AM’76, PhD’82, goes behind the work that earned him one of journalism’s highest honors.
Cecelia Watson, AMʼ05, examines the history—and occasional hatred—of punctuation’s most daunting mark.
Erich Rosenthal, AM’42, PhD’48, escaped Nazi Germany to attend UChicago. His parents remained and perished. Decades later, his son Ted Rosenthal has memorialized their tragic family history in music.
Among the rare books and manuscripts in the Regenstein lurk other amazing artifacts.
From our archive: Allan Bérubé, EXʼ68, wrote Coming Out Under Fire to tell the history of gay men and lesbian women in World War II. (Photography by Bart Everly)
An evening of book club gossip about Maude Hutchins, Muriel Beadle, and Hanna Holborn Gray.
This cinematic lip-lock made history.
Matinee idol and Oscar nominee Sessue Hayakawa is widely remembered as a UChicago alumnus. But was he? We tried to separate fact and myth in the storied actor’s biography.
Remembering Martin Luther’s far-reaching legacy half a millennium after the 95 Theses.