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Arts & Culture

The Unread Shelf: Trilling On Forster, Take Two

July 21, 2017

The Unread Shelf reviews books we've got on our shelves and have finally gotten around to reading. Justin Rosier examines the second edition of Lionel Trilling's seminal...

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Radical, Man!

July 20, 2017

Dan Friedman's rule-breaking contributed significantly to the trajectory of modern design and typography, and his self-curated show is now on view at the Chicago Design...

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What’s the July 2017 Mood? These 9 Paintings of Women on Couches

July 3, 2017

Having trouble expressing how you're feeling this summer? These 9 paintings of women on couches will help you. Don't get up.

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Entertainment

Lorde Gets Melodramatic — and Even Better

July 21, 2017

Ella Yelich-O'Connor (aka Lorde) overcomes a potential sophomore slump with her second triumphant album.

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Why the World Still Needs Spider-Man

July 19, 2017

Whether he's played by Tobey Maguire or Tom Holland, nothing beats another "Spider-Man" flick.

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Is ’13 Reasons Why’ Safe for Teens?

July 15, 2017

Everyone loves a good teen drama, but Netflix's "13 Reasons Why" has come under fire for its graphic, and perhaps unnecessary, depiction of suicide.

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SAIC

WTF is New Media?

July 12, 2017

As computer technology becomes increasingly accessible, how do we define "New Media"?

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Eugenia Cheng and the Art of Math

June 29, 2017

An SAIC professor has a lot of experience helping people see the beauty of equations and logic.

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Why Doesn’t SAIC Offer A Summer UPASS Option?

June 26, 2017

Chicago schools with similar programs offer students a more affordable summer transportation option. Why doesn't SAIC?

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News

The Public Editor: An Illustrated Timeline

June 21, 2017

The New York Times recently eliminated its news ombudsman position, and that's kind of a big deal.

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Terrorism Begins at Home

June 14, 2017

The most prevalent factor influencing domestic terrorism isn't the one you'd think.

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Scenes from the Science March

May 8, 2017

On Earth Day 2017, Chicago joined several cities throughout the country in making their voices heard in support of science and reason in the Trump era.

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Comics

Commuter Cows 3

May 10, 2017

A comic by Ambrin Ling.

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“your generation is shit”

May 8, 2017

A comic by Shannon Jahrling.

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Stories from Chicago: Adams and Wabash (2 of 2)

May 8, 2017

A comic by Isabel Servantez.

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Only a Teacup Maltipoo Will End My Existential Despair

July 13, 2017

Mary Fons wants a fancy dog named Philip Larkin to counteract her decidedly un-fancy nihilism.

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Chicago Pride 2017

July 5, 2017

Celebrating who you are was more important than ever this year, and Chicago's Pride Parade exemplified this notion.

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It’s Unbelievably Problematic

June 29, 2017

A flow chart for problematizing everything that's ever been made on earth.

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