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.
Lost in the pandemic.
The Hyde Park Book Club discusses Howland’s 1974 novel W-3 and Bette herself.
During a quarter when everything was different, a professor known for installation art took her painting class outside.