Author Archive for Robin Peterson

The Great Debate

Walking around the University of Chicago campus last Friday and Saturday, you may have noticed an abundance of suits and ties or heard a snatch of conversation consisting almost entirely of acronyms. If so, you were probably in the presence…

Making Hyde Park

Development in Hyde Park has been a contentious issue since the urban renewal of the 1950s, and judging by the crowd at the panel discussion “Making Hyde Park: Development in our Community,” it’s as hot a topic as ever. Over…

Get Your Gamel-on

Puppets, Hinduism, and native Javanese music came together last Saturday at Hyde Park Union Church during a performance of wayang kulit, a Javanese shadow puppet play. Where a white-robed choir might usually stand there was instead a gamelan: an ensemble…