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Lit Sidebar

FESTIVAL Chicago Humanities Festival The 18th annual Chicago Humanities Festival, which addresses global warming with the theme “The Climate of Concern,” continues through 11/11, offering dozens of lectures, readings, and discussions by an international assortment of writers, artists, and scholars as well as film screenings and theatrical and musical performances at multiple venues around the […]

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Reading: When Words Collide

For Christmas this year my wife presented me with a beautiful baby boy, a happy event that has nevertheless plunged my life into chaos and disorder. Luckily for me, she bought me another gift that had a quite opposite effect: Joseph T. Shipley’s The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots. For […]