When you think of the Harlem Renaissance, who comes to mind? Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes? W. E. B. Du Bois and Marcus Garvey?
William Davies King, author of Collections of Nothing, was the featured guest for a call-in session this Monday on NPR’s Talk of the Nation. In
It was a quiet holiday week here in Chicago. The president-elect went on vacation and the governor seems to have stayed off the telephone. The
Okay, so maybe you’re not as ambitious as the recent Southern California group that, to celebrate the first day of Hanukkah, made the world’s largest
Conor Cruise O’Brien, Irish intellectual, politician, diplomat, writer, critic, professor, journalist, historian, and playwright, died yesterday in Dublin at the age of 91. He had
The Bible famously states that Christians cannot serve both God and mammon, and that it is easier for a camel to fit through the eye
A prominent promoter of Darwin in Germany, Ernst Haeckel (1834–1919) was a pioneering biologist in his own right: he gave currency to the idea of
Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in literature, delivered his Nobel Lecture on December 7th at the Swedish Academy, Stockholm. Navigate
President-elect Obama’s nomination of Arne Duncan as Education Secretary has put U.S. education policy—and educational reform in the Chicago system—in the national and international spotlight.
Author Neil Harris appeared yesterday evening on WFMT’s Critical Thinking with Andrew Patner for the first of two conversations about his new book, The Chicagoan: