Author Archive for Rachel Wiseman

Getting a Move On

Apartment hunting can be a thrill, but packing up and moving out rarely is. While moving provides an opportunity to start anew, it also makes it painfully obvious just how much stuff you own–and how much it weighs. Rather than schlep your mattress up to a fourth-floor walk-up with your mother like I did, you might want to call in the experts.

All the Small Things

In an age of high-tech special effects and computer-generated imagery (CGI), the state-of-the-art has begun to overshadow the art of moviemaking itself. Although it may seem that most animators have succumbed to the flash and convenience of CGI, Yuri Norstein…

People Tower

Last Sunday, I found myself in the Classics Quadrangle of the University of Chicago, barefoot, shivering with cold and adrenaline, and standing on the shoulders of someone I had met barely ten minutes before. It was the inaugural practice of…

Lectures and Fries

To the list of great pairings of culture and snack food, including movies and popcorn and art galleries and cheese plates, we can now add Lectures and Fries. Hyde Park’s largest housing cooperative, Bowers House, located on 51st Street and…