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Art Spiegelman

Quiet as a Maus: Silence speaks volumes for Art Spiegelman

Spiegelman, last on campus in 2012, presented his multimedia project Wordless! at Logan this weekend. The project included panels from early graphic novels accompanied by live music. “I studied Mad the way some kids studied the Talmud,” he said.

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With new score, silent film wins the golden ticket

A silent film that tells the story of Lea Rabb, a Jewish university student in tsarist Russia, screened at the Logan Center this past Saturday. Grammy-winner Alicia Svigals and pianist Marilyn Lerner offered live accompaniment.

If only art professors looked like this.

Arendt biopic hits the mark, but misses the woman

Director Margarethe von Trotta’s work addresses time the philosopher spent reporting on the internationally-watched trial of Nazi bureaucrat Adolf Eichmann: “Ultimately, the film delivers flashes of inspiration behind her thought, but falls short of genuine engagement with it; for this, you’ll have to read the book.”

Philosophy professor Gabriel Lear convinces a room full of undergraduates why they should care what Aristotle says about virtue.

Harboring the Humanities

We go inside the Humanities Division, the history of the Common Core, the Graduate Aid Initiative, and double majors to understand why the Humanities will always have a strong home at the University of Chicago.

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Professors on state of political activism

Political theorists, including UChicago professors Bernard Harcourt and John Mearsheimer, discussed social movements in Palestine and the United States at I-House on Tuesday night.