Zeff Worley



Pitchfork Lives On

For the first time in two years, Pitchfork Fest is back in Chicago and better than ever.


November 7, 2021


7:06 p.m.

New Translation, Old Friend

UChicago Classics professor Shadi Bartsch’s new translation of the Aeneid reminds us of the fundamental questions at the heart of origin stories, and their continued relevance today.


March 19, 2021


1 a.m.

So Long, and Thanks for All the Hints

Arts reporter Zeff Worley reflects on the passing of longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek.


November 23, 2020

Sixty Years of Folking Around

The Folk Festival marks its diamond jubilee with a weekend of rousing performances, workshops, and history.


February 28, 2020

Walking Around In the Waiting Room

Now on view at the Renaissance Society, Silke Otto-Knapp's huge canvases are at once imposing, while inviting the viewer into a dreamscape of human figures and natural bodies.


January 24, 2020

After Eight Decades at OI, Ancient Tablets Return to Iran

The museum says the return is not a “repatriation” because the items were always intended to be returned.


November 18, 2019

Bird Love Is Forever: UChicago Professor Co-Authors Study on Bird Mates

The report details why male birds continue to display plumage even after mating.


November 11, 2019

On Humanities Day, Everything Is Everything Becoming Everything

The 39th Annual Humanities Day once again forces us to examine what it means to be us in an age of great technological and social upheaval.


October 28, 2019

Ramy Youssef Does Ramy Like Only Ramy Can

Doc Films recently hosted an advanced screening and Q&A of "Ramy," the newest Hulu series about a Muslim American navigating his bipartite identity and its moral quandaries.


April 22, 2019

Presidential Candidate Julián Castro Speaks at IOP

Castro signaled his support for legalizing marijuana and expunging criminal records associated with it, as well as reshaping the criminal justice system as a whole.


April 17, 2019