Author Archive for Vriti Jain

Ten For Ten

Inconspicuously sandwiched between a nail salon and a dry cleaning plant, DOVA Temporary is a long, lean, spare space with nothing but a reception desk, white walls, and currently, a selection of ten years worth of work by University of…

Best of the South Side 2010

From the elevated lines of the 54th and Cermak Red Line stop, the smell of dumplings beckons crowds to the gates of Chinatown. If the broad, open streets and modern buildings in this neighborhood feel different from the crowded, urban environment of the well-known Chinatowns in New York City and San Francisco, it’s largely because of the unique history of the people who built it up and still maintain a tightly knit community.

Human Geography

On a sunny Saturday, amidst the live music, water balloon fights, and petitions at Woodlawn’s Art in Action festival, four University of Chicago students were manning a table, armed with markers and blank maps of Chicago, and encouraging passersby to…

Word is Out again

Last Friday, in front of a small but appreciative audience, the University of Chicago’s Doc Films opened a time capsule of LGBT life in the 1970s. “Word is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives,” the first full-length documentary made…

The art of mourning

On the evening of Wednesday, March 31, under the vaulted, cavernous ceiling of the University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, attendees to “Interreligious Ceremony: Killed, Remembered,” a service for victims of gun violence, were invited to sit in a small,…

CIA Simulation

It’s that time of year again. Recruiting season at the University of Chicago includes visits from all the usual suspects–Goldman Sachs, Bain, and the Credit Suisse. But for the fifty or so attendees at the Central Intelligence Agency’s information session…