🌳🌿🍃 green is back!
Cobb, Harper Quad, Burton-Judson
Susan Sontag's exquisite Letter to Borges – a meditation on books, self-transcendence, and reading in the age of screens
Spoken like a true UChicago alum.
The AV Club give a handy recap of Pitchfork Music Festival 2014, the annual weekend of indie and alternative concerts in Chicago’s Union Park.
(Pictured: Beck, Grimes, Earl Sweatshirt)
Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
On this day When Harry Met Sally turns 25. The main characters—Harry Burns and Sally Albright—met via the Reynolds Club ride board. How UChicago.
Imagined Conversations from Bygone Times
"Mr. Vice-President, I can’t just purge the politcal science department of suspected communists!"
“Well then congratulations Kimpton, you just made the enemies list.”
Right around the same time that French postcards were predicting lots of aerial and aquatic activities in the year 2000 as part of the 1900 Paris Worlds Fair, a German chocolate company decided to get in on the future-telling business with a crafty marketing campaign.
How close were they?
We have tours twice daily Monday through Saturday in the summer, as well as some larger open house-style programs on select Fridays (where, legend has it, we give out refreshing popsicles in addition to the tour and information session excitement).
We do allow walk ins but ask that if you can, to please register in advance online just so we know how many visitors to expect on a particular day (we don’t have a limit on how many people can visit; it just helps us know how many tour guides to have on hand.)
Student organizations UChicago doesn’t have:
UChiClogo: Clog dancing troupe
UChiFogo: Low visibility preparedness society
UChiHogo: Barbecue competition
EweChicago: Wool gatherers society
UChicaGoat: Goat cheese making club
UChiNogo: Eggnog addict support group
UChiLogo: Future Lumberjacks of America branch
UChiBogo: Wetlands preservation society
UChiJogo: Weekly runners meetup
UChiCogo: Steampunk costumery sewing circle
For a full list of Student organizations we do have, see UChicago Blueprint.
From the Photographic Archive’s Antinuclear Demonstrations folder, protests from three decades:
Hiroshima remembrance in front of Henry Moore’s “Nuclear Energy” sculpture in 1977.
Anti-nuclear protesters in front of the Reg in 1985.
Greenpeace activists on the tenth anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster in 1996.
“People always think that the reason he’s easy to read is that he is concise. He isn’t. I hate conciseness — it’s too difficult. The reason Hemingway is easy to read is that he repeats himself all the time, using ‘and’ for padding.”
— Tom Wolfe, on Ernest Hemingway.
More writerly feuds on Buzzfeed.
Even when we’re just starting to write and edit stories for the next issue, we’re still deep in proofreading. The latest request…
I’ve sent some emails that look like this, only the text is seven pages long and about Foucault.
Caption: “Another “dinky” leaves downtown Chicago for points west.”
Burlington Northern commuter train as seen from Roosevelt Road.
October 30, 1970
Photo by George W. Hamlin
*Springsteen song plays*
Clever book art & great GIFs too.
Industrial wasteland turned cultural gem, let’s geek out today looking at before, during, and after photos of building Millennium Park.
A railway, parking lots, and sparse greens in the space where Millennium Park is now (looking east).
Looking west and slightly south, Millennium Park in all its glory.
Grab yourself a slice of birthday cake and look through more photos in our digital archives: shar.es/NkP4S