Jon Catlin


Baa baa black sheep, have you any Core?

Deresiewicz’s Excellent Sheep is alarmist but not unfounded when applied to our own University.


November 25, 2014

British songstress Lily Allen sticks it to the man with Sheezus

"Allen simultaneously parodies her competition and beats them at their own game."


October 14, 2014

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.


January 28, 2014

All adventurous Girls do: New season premieres on YouTube

The third season of HBO's hit show sees Lena Dunham, creator and star, building upon what worked best from years past.


January 14, 2014

LGBTQ activist denounces Israeli "pinkwashing"


November 19, 2013

Chicago Humanities Festival: Prof. Jonathan Lear analyzes Cole Porter, love


November 5, 2013

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.


October 29, 2013

Meltzer keys in on symbolism of ruins to Romanticism

Comparative literature professor Francoise Meltzer talks about ruins as a method of understanding the Romantic culture.


October 22, 2013

Philosophers move to take humanities back to the future

Arnold Davidson and Julia Kristeva, both polymaths, each advocated for a new approach to the humanities in their discussion Friday in Swift Hall.


October 15, 2013

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…


October 11, 2013