Arts & Humanities

Nov–Dec/11

In 1980s Baltimore, a family recalls an act of kindness—and finds a way to repay it.

Nov–Dec/11

Bernard Sahlins, AB’43, lets the actors and the poets bring his spare performances to life.

Nov–Dec/11

A homebody with a hitchhiker’s heart, Bonnie Jo Campbell writes stories that cover a lot of ground.

Nov–Dec/11

Karen Reimer, MFA’89, embroiders ordinary items to add rich new meaning to the familiar.

Nov–Dec/11

For a once-shy guy, singing karaoke reflects a social transformation toward a new bold attitude.

July–Aug/11

Historian Fred Donner offers a new reading of an old story.

July–Aug/11

A 90-year project illuminates an ancient culture.

July–Aug/11

A 90-year project chronicling the ancient Akkadian language culminates in the 21st volume of the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary.

July–Aug/11

The art of Soviet-era children’s literature shifted from experimental and avant-garde to a realistic, government-mandated style under Stalin.

Sept–Oct/11

Before her daughter arrived, a baby photo from the orphanage was the only thing the author had.

Sept–Oct/11

A look back at a more civil discourse, on a University-broadcast radio forerunner to Sunday morning talk shows.