Friday Oct 18th, 2013

Solomon Northup’s 12 Years a Slave, slave narratives, and the American public

By Mitch Kachun
Like many scholars who study nineteenth century African American history and literature, I am excited by the attention surrounding the newly released film, 12 Years a Slave, based on the experiences of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was kidnapped in 1841 and sold into slavery. american_historyliteraturetv-film

Tuesday Jul 29th, 2014

How much do you know about early Hollywood’s leading ladies?

A quiz about Hollywood’s early female stars.
Wednesday Jul 23rd, 2014

Roll over, Rimbaud: P. F. Kluge, Walt Whitman, and Eddie and the Cruisers

Kirk Curnutt on Eddie and the Cruisers, thirty years later.
Thursday Jul 10th, 2014

OK Go: Is the Writing on the Wall?

A musical tribute to Gestalt psychologists
Monday
Jul 7th, 2014

Poetic justice in The German Doctor

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Monday
Jun 30th, 2014

The Lady: One woman against a military dictatorship

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Thursday
Jun 26th, 2014

Scoring independent film music

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Monday
Jun 23rd, 2014

Hannah Arendt and crimes against humanity

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Thursday
Jun 12th, 2014

Behind-the-scenes tour of film musical history

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Thursday
Jun 5th, 2014

Why we watch the Tony Awards

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Sunday
May 11th, 2014

Unknown facts about five great Hollywood directors

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Tuesday
Apr 22nd, 2014

Shakespeare and the music of William Walton

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