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The controversial monologuist brings his American Utopias to the Chicago Humanities Festival. Other fest guests include chef Grant Achatz and New York Times polling analyst Nate Silver.
Starts 11/1–11 This longstanding annual Windy City tradition offers cheap liberal arts seminars: Most programs are $10 at the door or $5 in advance, with free entry often available for students and teachers. This year—just in time for election season—the theme is “America.”
11/3 at 12:30 Tricia Rose, inventor of hip-hop studies.
11/4 at 3:30 The August Wilson scholar Henry J. Elam Jr. on the playwright’s contribution to American theatre.
11/10 at 10 Elie Wiesel, author of Night, a memoir of his time in a Nazi concentration camp.
11/11 at 12 Gwendolyn Wright, host of PBS’s History Detectives, turns the lens on Chicago architecture.
Photograph: Ursa Waz