A Brave New World: Telescopes and Science Diplomacy

Gargantuan telescopes may not be the answer to critical international issues, but increased collaboration and communication, even on an individual level, may indicate steady, albeit slow, progress toward a consciousness of commonality. read more


Frank Rich

The State of Opinion Writing: An Interview with Frank Rich

Longtime journalist Frank Rich sits down with The Gate to discuss Nate Silver, the state of opinion writing, and the misuse of the word “narrative.” read more

Arts & Culture

I like graffiti in the form of the Chicago flag

Navigating Chiraq: Music and Life in the Second City

Drill rap and documentaries have popularized the phrase “Chiraq.” But what does it mean for the people who actually live there? read more