Questions for the College alumna and publisher of Pantheon and Schocken Books.
Sam Greenlee, EX’57 (1930–2014), distinguished himself as a Foreign Service Officer, then found his true mission as a radical writer.
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.
An unexpected basketball pioneer, a history-making race, and other surprises from Unknown Chicago Tales.
Understanding the cryptoart phenomenon.
“His song ends on the edges of her / Mona Lisa smile.”
A “lost” documentary on Britney Spears, made by faculty member Judy Hoffman two decades ago, resurfaces.
Josh Tyra, AB’01—a language nerd in the mold of J. R. R. Tolkien—helped create a new Breton translation of The Hobbit.
The Chicago Journal—rival to the Maroon, free South Side weekly, journalism and business talent incubator—had a memorable eight-year run.
Eileen Southern, AB’40, AM’41 (1920–2002), rewrote the history of American music.
New York Times comedy critic Jason Zinoman, AB’97, on the power and peril of jokes.
The Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project aims to sustain and protect eight Chicago companies.