Inspiring ideas,
dialogue, and lives.

Big Ideas in Popular Culture

Let’s talk movies, music, and TV!

 

These three anthologies on music, film, and television make great gifts! Buy all three books in this handsome boxed set.

Great Books Connections

Remembering Bill Siegel

Remembering Bill Siegel Bill Siegel was a great person.
We at the Great Books Foundation are all in shock today. Bill worked with us for 23 years and brought joy and inspiration to us every day.
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The Great American Read

Great American Read As part of the PBS The Great American Read program, Nancy Carr moderated a panel discussion of four books from the top 100 list on October 20 at the Chicago Cultural Center. Panelists included Donna Seaman, editor of the adult book section of Booklist, Liesl Olson, Director of Chicago Studies at the Newberry Library, and Julia Fine, novelist and writing instructor. After a screening of part of the PBS program, panelists considered the legacies of Invisible Man, The Great Gatsby, Rebecca, and Little Women and took questions from audience members.
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Great Books Chicago

Big Ideas in Popular Culture

Depaul University Conference Center, Downtown Chicago May 4–6, 2018

The great ideas are all around us! Across music, film, and television, popular culture is a rich source of compelling writing on ideas central to our modern world. We know you’ll enjoy diving into this treasure trove of human expression and discussing the vibrant and provocative short stories, poems, memoirs, essays, and journalism in these volumes.