Latinx athletes have forged new identities, cultivated community, and anchored themselves in spaces that were not created for them.
Tag: University of Chicago Press
What do we see when looking at art from the perspective of the infrastructures that sustain it?
In the contemporary United States, higher education does more to exaggerate than relieve class and cultural divisions.
Why excavate these Reformation characters—the preacher and the werewolf—now? What do they have to teach us?
When prospective home buyers hire a real estate agent, they may end up getting more than they had pictured themselves bargaining for.
The humanities can reveal the truth of the world’s crises, everything from contagions like the pandemic to apocalypses like right-wing violence.
Tech promises to cure any ailment, whether an unwelcome feeling or a global pandemic. But what if tech itself is ill? And what is a cure, anyway?
Each May we send our readers into summer with a curated list of the titles that dazzled, challenged, and inspired us most over the past year (or so).
As many COVID-era courses have moved from seminar rooms to Zoom meetings, the haptic nature of teaching has changed. Is anything lost?
Storytelling like that of Ursula K. Le Guin or Hayao Miyazaki reveals how real-world politics is similarly an act of collective “world building.”
Think about your favorite book. Now ask yourself: Would you admit this to others? Most would share—but literature professors are not most people.
“There were so many new laws, I had to make a map showing the spread and intensity of antimargarine laws in states over a quarter century.”
Avian flu came from environmental devastation, an increasingly interconnected world, and a growing population—just like COVID-19.
When we mythologize the ’60s, we lose sight of what’s truly ahead of us.
Across the slatted border between the United States and Mexico, near Ciudad Juárez, the artists Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello recently installed several ...
There’s a common belief that moments of public agony are good for poetry. Political turmoil, so this wishful thinking goes, galvanizes an otherwise private art and ...
Ending mass incarceration in America isn’t just a matter of reforming a few aspects ...
To celebrate Africa Day, May 25, Zimbabwean information project Kubatana curated its top-10 titles from Exclusive Books’ Pan-African Writing ...
My parents were on the brink of retirement at the same time as I was researching pension strategies in Israel. So, I couldn’t help thinking about them whenever retirees were discussed. It made things ...
When did nature become a good for cities? When did city dwellers start imagining nature to be something they were missing? Today, urbanites’ moral associations ...