Author Archives: Bill Brown

Bill Brown is the Karla Scherer Distinguished Service Professor in American Culture at the University of Chicago. He teaches in the departments of English and of Visual Arts, and he serves as a coeditor of Critical Inquiry.

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Posted on Oct. 16, 2019 by Bill Brown
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In the summer of 1919, from the pages of the Oakland Tribune, Professor Albert Porta predicted a "terrific weather cataclysm" for December 17—an event that would end the world ...

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Mar. 25, 2020 by Lorraine Perrotta
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"We must first possess the region that we live in, first in our minds, to say, 'I'm from here.'" So states Luis Valdez, author of the play Zoot Suit ...
Mar. 11, 2020 by Linda Chiavaroli
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For the second event in The Huntington's Centennial Celebration series "Why It Matters," Huntington President Karen R. Lawrence welcomed Drew Gilpin Faust ...
Mar. 4, 2020 by Clay Stalls
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The Huntington's readers are at the heart of the Library's mission, and a historically important letter in The Huntington's institutional archives offers evidence ...

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