Author Archives: Caroline Dean

George Saunders, Humanist (part 1)

  One of the most arresting short stories in George Saunders’ new collection Tenth of December is set in a future in which the wealthy hang arrangements of women in their backyards as living lawn ornaments. These “semplica girls,” all … Continue reading

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AKIH Event: Marco Nereo Rotelli’s WORDS

Photos by NU Staff Photographer Stepping into the lobby of Deering Library on the evening of March 12th was like stepping into another world. Beneath the stone arches, the crowd was hushed and expectant, their faces illuminated only by the … Continue reading

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Chocolates as Cultural Blind Spots: Responding to “Civilization”

On February 5th, the Kaplan Institute had the pleasure of welcoming distinguished art history scholars Todd Porterfield (Université de Montréal) and Deborah Silverman (UCLA) to participate in its annual DIALOGUE series. This year, the topic was “Civilization,” and the discussion … Continue reading

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