John Gamino


U of C/Hyde Park history

"University of Chicago" and "neighborhood" are not the same thing


October 6, 2014

Summer Musings: Don’t tread on hallowed ground

An open letter on Hallowed Grounds: The café space occupies an important niche in our school.


August 12, 2013

All that was: Salter novel tries to reflect a life of love

It's been 34 years since 87-year-old novelist James Salter published a book. In All That Is, the life of the protagonist, Philip Bowman, might be meant to mirror Salter's own.


May 13, 2013

Picasso finally shows his faces in the Windy City

The Art Institute's new retrospective features work from Picasso's long-distance relationship with Chicago.


March 7, 2013

Unarmed man confesses to robbing area bank

Robert Shaw, 54 of Washington Park, was arrested and charged with robbing the Fifth Third Bank on 53rd Street Friday morning, claiming he just wanted to return to his "sick child."


March 5, 2013

Director’s Chicago theater debut tries for meaning already manifest

British director Jonathan Munby's modern take on Julius Caesar seeks to "release" the play for modern audiences. From what, exactly, remains to be seen.


February 26, 2013

Pinter’s The Birthday Party takes the cake (tastes like sadness)

Steppenwolf's latest production is a sobering, minimalistic portrayal of the Harold Pinter classic.


February 7, 2013

What is a magazine for? Three grad students get to The Point

The Point, which started as an idea between three friends in the basement of Ida Noyes, will publish its sixth issue on January 26th.


January 17, 2013

At Court Theatre, a Feast of Epiphany to be thankful for

The Dead masterfully balances holiday-themed spectacle with maudlin, Joycean truths.


November 20, 2012

Poetry’s myriad faces on exhibit at centennial retrospective

The Poetry Foundation launches an exhibit to accompany its newly-released anthology, which was published in September by the University of Chicago Press.


October 25, 2012