The theme for the 21st annual Chicago Humanities Festival is “The Body,” and per usual CHF fashion there are dozens of programs exploring its chosen topic through talks, panel discussions. performances, film screenings, and exhibits. Such as:
Playwright-actor Sam Shepard receives the Chicago Tribune Literary Prize (Sat 11/13, 10 AM, $15). See Tony Adler’s Best Bet from the Reader‘s Fall Arts Guide.
Cultural critic and NU prof Laura Kipnis discusses her new book, How to Become a Scandal: Adventures in Bad Behavior, in her talk, “The Public Scandal” (Sat 11/6, 10:30 AM, $5).
NBA Hall of Famer and master of the sky hook Kareem Abdul-Jabbar examines “the transcendence of sport and the body when put to its finest, most beautiful, and in many ways most pure use” in the program “The Body at Its Finest” (Mon 11/8, 6 PM, $15).