Arts & Humanities

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.

Sept–Oct/11

Theaster Gates hopes to transform a neighborhood through art.

Sept–Oct/11

Alzheimer's has erased the stories behind Lou Fourcher's (PhD'71) images, but his photographs of a demolished West Side neighborhood have stirred memories in former residents.

Sept–Oct/11

Philip Schiller, AB'55, built one of the country's most comprehensive collections.

Sept–Oct/11

Volunteer projectionists at Doc Films try to keep an old technology from flickering out.