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Ta-Nehisi Coates celebrates release of ‘The Water Dancer’ at Chicago Humanities Festival

Ta-Nehisi Coates (left) with Hanif Abdurraqib (right).

Luke Murphy, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2019

Speaking to a full auditorium of nearly 1,500 people at Evanston High School this past Friday, Oct. 4, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Ohio-born poet Hanif Abdurraqib engaged in a dialogue that covered a wide array of topics ranging from rap music to the Civil War, to Coates’ writing process and more. The occ...

George R. R. Martin gives candid look at what informs his craft during Chicago Humanities Festival

George R.R. Martin (left), the author of the books which inspired HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones,’ is interviewed by Eve L. Ewing (right), a University of Chicago professor.

Sam Rahman, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2019

The stage was dark and quiet as both dry ice fog and the iconic “Game of Thrones” opening credits song slowly worked themselves up from a slow churn to powerful waves of nostalgia. The music coming from this Chicago Humanities Festival event at Symphony Center on Friday night was produced by special gu...

Errol Morris philosophizes on the reality of truth

Morris' talk was part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, an event that hosts up to 150 events all over the city every year. 
(Photo courtesy of Ben Gonzales)

Benjamin Conboy, Managing Editor

April 30, 2018

Academy award-winning documentary filmmaker Errol Morris stopped by the Music Box Theater to discuss his new book and ponder the absoluteness of truth as a part of the Chicago Humanities Festival on Tuesday, April 24. The subject of his new book, “The Ashtray,” is Morris’ strained relationship...

Chicago Humanities Festival hosts famed poet Eileen Myles

Poet Eileen Myles showcase her latest book, “Afterglow,” on Nov. 2 at the Chicago Humanities Festival. (Photo courtesy of The Poetry Foundation)

Jordan Sarti

November 9, 2014

As part of the decorated Chicago Humanities Festival, American poet Eileen Myles read at the Poetry Foundation Nov. 2. Myles has published more than 20 volumes of poetry, memoir and narrative since the 1980s. Read More »...

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