English professor Rita Barnard’s new collection of essays on Nelson Mandela examines the man behind the mythology. In an interview and an excerpt, she discusses Mandela, South Africa, and the challenges of a scholarly approach to a legend.[...]
In 1967, 400 African Americans followed a metal worker named Ben Carter from the South Side of Chicago to Israel. Anthropologist and PIK Professor John L. Jackson has spent the last decade documenting that group.[...]
Once upon a time, Dan Fields C’88 was this close to bringing his acclaimed production of a “lost” Arthur Miller play to Broadway. Now he creates live entertainment for Disney theme parks, resorts, and cruise ships.
PIK Professor Adrian Raine is regarded as the world’s leading biological criminologist. He didn’t get there by playing it safe. Plus: “Where to Draw the Lines?” an excerpt from Raine’s new book, The Anatomy of Violence.[...]
As it enters its third century, America’s oldest continuously existing college literary society still has a role to fill on campus, in keeping with its unofficial motto: “Raise hell with your brain.”[...]