Arts & Humanities

Summer/21

In Sleeping Presidents, artist and writer John Ransom Phillips, ABʼ60, PhDʼ66, takes viewers inside the minds of (almost) every one from George Washington to Joe Biden.

Summer/21

An unexpected basketball pioneer, a history-making race, and other surprises from Unknown Chicago Tales.

Summer/21

Understanding the cryptoart phenomenon.

Summer/21

A “lost” documentary on Britney Spears, made by faculty member Judy Hoffman two decades ago, resurfaces.

Summer/21

Josh Tyra, AB’01—a language nerd in the mold of J. R. R. Tolkien—helped create a new Breton translation of The Hobbit.

Spring/21

The Chicago Journal—rival to the Maroon, free South Side weekly, journalism and business talent incubator—had a memorable eight-year run.

Spring/21

Eileen Southern, AB’40, AM’41 (1920–2002), rewrote the history of American music.

Spring/21

New York Times comedy critic Jason Zinoman, AB’97, on the power and peril of jokes.

Spring/21

The Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project aims to sustain and protect eight Chicago companies.

Spring/21

Lost in the pandemic.

04.01.2021

The Hyde Park Book Club discusses Howland’s 1974 novel W-3 and Bette herself.