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From sadism to social commentary: “Venus in Fur” has it all

From sadism to social commentary: “Venus in Fur” has it all

By Lillian Barkley

October 30, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch wrote the book on masochism.  The novel, “Venus in Furs,” was adapted into a stage production by David Ives in 2010. The Power Play follows a successful playwright and struggling actress during a tumultuous audition filled with sexual tension, sadism and plenty of com...

University rescinds job offer to incoming professor Steven Salaita

August 22, 2014


Filed under News

By voiding an incoming professor’s job offer, the University contributed to an “alarming development” against academic freedom, said John Wilson, a member of the academic freedom committee in the Illinois American Association of University Professors.  According to documents released by the University on Wednesd...