Measured self-effacement has become a sort of unwritten code for writers of a certain prominence, and Jeffrey Eugenides—bestseller, Pulitzer winner, and Oprah’s Book Club inductee—seems to have gotten the memo.
by Olivia Dorow Hovland •
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s diminutive stature was dwarfed by the marshals that surrounded her as she made her way down the main aisle of the University of Chicago Law School auditorium Saturday afternoon.
by Zachary Goldhammer •
Angela Davis called for a new, expanded conception of feminism that would incorporate more inclusive imaginings of gender and race and challenge systems of mass incarceration. At times, however, Davis’ enthusiasm for expansion threatened to dilute the force of her speech.
by Jennifer Sung •
The Friends of the Gamelan (FROG) held their annual spring concert last Saturday afternoon at Hyde Park Union Church.
by Emily Holland •
“The Last Pictures,” Trevor Paglen’s most recent art installation, is a collection of carefully curated photos that you will likely never ever see.
by Stephen Urchick •
“Can Digital Media Save Young People’s Lives?” wasn’t just the titular talking point for an Illinois Humanities Council panel discussion.
by John Gamino •
The students here are different. Their average age is thirty-nine. Most of them are women. All live at least 150% below the poverty line.
by Tobi Haslett •
John Neff’s photographs, currently on display at the Renaissance Society, grasp at a strange, wistful history.