George Soros, Megalomaniac | Chronicles
A Magazine of American CultureGeorge Soros, Megalomaniac | Chronicles MagazineA Magazine of American Culture"It is a sort of a disease when you consider yourself some kind of god, the creator of everything," confessed George Soros to a British newspaper, "but I feel ...and more »
Posted on 7 August 2017 | 7:21 am
Essay: When literature turns East - Jakarta
Jakarta PostEssay: When literature turns EastJakarta PostAmerican literature, for example, had reached its peak so that it was difficult to pinpoint rightly who actually was the great writer after Hemingway, except, probably, Saul Bellow and Toni Morrison. They were, unfortunately, according to James Atlas ...
Posted on 6 August 2017 | 7:21 pm
Chicago Bathhouses: More Than A Century Of
WBEZChicago Bathhouses: More Than A Century Of Sanitation, Sex and ...WBEZA quick tour of places where residents would chill, get clean and — sometimes — get down.and more »
Posted on 6 August 2017 | 7:14 am
Those who claim Brexit won't mean a hard
IrishCentralThose who claim Brexit won't mean a hard border between Ireland ...IrishCentralWhat Mr. Brokenshire conveniently ignores as he attempts to convince Americans that the issue of Brexit can be dispelled with GPS and license plate readers is ...and more »
Posted on 6 August 2017 | 4:27 am
Brattleboro peoples, places and words: Local
Brattleboro peoples, places and words: Local consortium wins Humanities grantBrattleboro Reformer... history of less documented groups, including Abenakis, African Americans, and women, as well as homesteaders, spiritualists, and abolitionists, in addition to more prominent local authors such as Rudyard Kipling , Mary Wilkins Freeman , and Saul ...
Posted on 4 August 2017 | 3:30 pm
A Tour of Lake Michigan, My Inland Sea
(“I stuck around the amusement park at Silver Beach, where the cars of the Ferris wheel were covered, getting blackened, and I got soaked through my rain coat,” Saul Bellow writes in “The Adventures of Augie March.”) The park closed nearly 50 years ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 1:04 pm
Pera Wirszup, former U. of C. lecturer and
The lectures drew hundreds and featured such notable figures as authors Eudora Welty and Saul Bellow, historian John Hope Franklin, astronomer Carl Sagan and physicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar. That program continues with the Izaak Wirszup Lecture Series ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:37 am
Saul Bellow Was 30 Years Ahead of Me
Here's a fascinating little August tidbit, via Jeet Heer on Twitter. It's an excerpt from The Dean's December, by Saul Bellow, published in 1981. Albert Corde, an academic, is talking to a scientist (obviously modeled on the seminal lead researcher Clair ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 4:41 am
Ta-Nehisi Coates and the History Our Kids
Referring to the famous insult by Saul Bellow, he wants "'Tolstoy is the Tolstoy of the Zulus' to immediately be obvious to you." Coates tells his son that there is strength in the hood and wisdom in those streets, and that he must respect the common struggle.
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 5:22 am
New Saul Bellow Documents Unearthed by
HYDE PARK — The author of a new biography of Saul Bellow will be in Hyde Park Tuesday to talk about a trove of documents previously unavailable. Zachary Leader was lucky to have 150 boxes of notes, letters and early drafts while writing “The Life of ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 4:13 am