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  • Chicago Humanities Festival artistic director leaving for Vienna museum

    Chicago Humanities Festival artistic director leaving for Vienna museum
    Chicago Humanities Festival artistic director Matti Bunzl has been named director of Vienna’s Wien Museum and will leave Chicago after this fall’s event, the festival announced Wednesday morning.
  • Chicago Humanities Festival releases fall schedule

    Chicago Humanities Festival releases fall schedule
    Click "I'm a Book Nerd. What's for me?" on the website of the Chicago Humanities Festival, and 36 programs from the schedule for autumn 2014 fill the screen. That's about one-third of all the events in the annual culture confab, making the festival...

    2014 Humanities Festival full schedule is announced

    2014 Humanities Festival full schedule is announced
    Even before Tuesday, a handful of speakers at this fall's Chicago Humanities Festival had been announced: comedian Paula Poundstone, writer Colm Toibin, former Brown University president Ruth Simmons, rocker-poet-autobiographer Patti Smith, conservative...

    Rocker Patti Smith wins Tribune Literary Award

    Rocker Patti Smith wins Tribune Literary Award
    Patti Smith was writing long before she became known as a rock performer, so the accolades she has been receiving for her written work have a complete-the-circle sort of feel. She won the 2010 National Book Award for nonfiction for "Just Kids," her...

    Cristina Henriquez on 'The Book of Unknown Americans'

    Cristina Henriquez on 'The Book of Unknown Americans'
    The stories you hear about immigration are the ones that generate sensational headlines: angry sheriffs patrolling the border with shotguns to keep out "illegal aliens," finger-pointing on Fox News, red-hot rhetoric in political campaigns across the...