1. Happy 100th birthday, Wrigley Field!

    The Ricketts siblings—Tom, Laura, Todd, and Pete—at Wrigley Field, looking like they own the place.

    The four UChicago alums plan to call Wrigley Field home for a long time to come.

    —> Read the story

    (Photography by Dan Dry)

  2. chicagohistorymuseum:

Man tossing a child into the air at 57th Street Beach.  ICHi-65896, photograph by Stephen Marc, 1988.
#HydePark #Chicago

    chicagohistorymuseum:

    Man tossing a child into the air at 57th Street Beach.  ICHi-65896, photograph by Stephen Marc, 1988.

    #HydePark #Chicago

  3. Put a ringtone on it

    Spektral Quartet, a Chicago string ensemble, is ready to rock your smartphone.

    —> Read the story

  4. Jimmy’s

    The history of Hyde Park’s well-loved watering hole.

    —> Read the story

  5. April in Hyde Park

    Flower buds peppering the ground, snow dusting the bikes.

    Sigh.

    (Photography by Elizabeth Station)

  6. Poetic alumna
Of sturdy stuff are poets made, or else they’d never make the grade.

One familiar characteristic of poetry is its phoenix-like refusal to die permanently.

 —> Read the story

    Poetic alumna

    Of sturdy stuff are poets made, or else they’d never make the grade.

    One familiar characteristic of poetry is its phoenix-like refusal to die permanently.

     
    —> Read the story

  7. Doris Kearns Goodwin: Lincoln was sexy →

    uchicagopolitics:

    "Doris Kearns Goodwin is a petite person who writes about towering figures: Lyndon Johnson, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, the Kennedys.

    She sat in a hushed meeting room Monday at the University of Chicago’s hushed Alumni House, where David Axelrod asked her unhushed questions. 

    “People ask why can’t Obama be more like Lyndon Johnson?” said Axelrod, director of the Institute of Politics at the university. “Why can’t he command the bully pulpit the way Teddy Roosevelt did?”

  8. Five things I learned about Sumerian beer →

  9. Happy birthday to Crerar Library! 
Originally established downtown on this day in 1894, the library was founded with very specific instructions from benefactor John Crerar. “I desire the building to be tasteful, substantial, and fireproof,” he wrote in his will. 
“I desire the books and periodicals selected with a view to create and sustain a healthy moral and Christian sentiment in the community, and that all nastiness and immorality be excluded. I do not mean by this that there shall not be anything but hymn books and sermons, but I mean that dirty French novels and all skeptical trash and works of questionable moral tone shall never be found in the Library.” 
If we ever find a dirty French novel in your library, Mr. Crerar, we’ll be sure to let you know. 
Pictured: Preparing to move from Wabash Avenue to a new home on Randolph Street. (University of Chicago Photographic Archive, apf2-01945, University of Chicago Special Collections Research Center, The University of Chicago Library)

    Happy birthday to Crerar Library! 

    Originally established downtown on this day in 1894, the library was founded with very specific instructions from benefactor John Crerar. “I desire the building to be tasteful, substantial, and fireproof,” he wrote in his will. 

    “I desire the books and periodicals selected with a view to create and sustain a healthy moral and Christian sentiment in the community, and that all nastiness and immorality be excluded. I do not mean by this that there shall not be anything but hymn books and sermons, but I mean that dirty French novels and all skeptical trash and works of questionable moral tone shall never be found in the Library.” 

    If we ever find a dirty French novel in your library, Mr. Crerar, we’ll be sure to let you know. 

    Pictured: Preparing to move from Wabash Avenue to a new home on Randolph Street. (University of Chicago Photographic Archive, apf2-01945, University of Chicago Special Collections Research Center, The University of Chicago Library)

  10. The bitter and the sweet
Benné candy made using the 1933 recipe from Harriet Ross Colquit’s Savannah Cook Book.
—> Get the recipe and learn more
(Photography by Tom Tian, AB’10)

    The bitter and the sweet

    Benné candy made using the 1933 recipe from Harriet Ross Colquit’s Savannah Cook Book.

    —> Get the recipe and learn more

    (Photography by Tom Tian, AB’10)