Author Archive for Dani Brecher

METROsquash

The game of squash generally evokes images of the cucumber-sandwich-eating East Coast elite. But on any given weekday afternoon, a group of fifty inner-city public school children gather to swing their racquets on the courts of the University of Chicago’s…

In the Footsteps of Killers

Leave it to the University of Chicago to create a pair of Nietzsche-inspired murderers. Nearly eighty-five years ago, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, graduate students at the University, committed the “perfect crime” on the streets of Kenwood, kidnapping and suffocating…