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We’re in a golden age of black horror films

Robin R. Means Coleman, Texas A&M University In the horror genre, black is definitely back. The movie “Ma,” which premieres on May 31, will star...

How the new ‘Aladdin’ stacks up against a century of Hollywood...

Evelyn Alsultany, University of Southern California Though critically acclaimed and widely beloved, the 1992 animated “Aladdin” feature had some serious issues with stereotyping. Disney wanted to...

What your ability to engage with stories says about your real-life...

Nathan Silver, The Ohio State University and Michael Slater, The Ohio State University The best TV shows and films don’t simply distract from the drudgery...

Did academia kill jazz?

Adam Gustafson, Pennsylvania State University Jazz seems to be experiencing a bit of a renaissance among movie directors – look no further than documentaries such...

With a limited on-screen presence, autistic characters have emerged in another...

Jonathan Alexander, University of California, Irvine and Rebecca Black, University of California, Irvine In one Harry Potter fan fiction story, Hermione Granger anxiously awaits the...

Neil Armstrong and the America that could have been

Joe Essid, University of Richmond According to a Gallup Poll from 1999, only 50 percent of those surveyed could even name Neil Armstrong as the...

‘Jurassic Park’ made a dinosaur-sized leap forward in computer-generated animation on...

Adam Bargteil, University of Maryland, Baltimore County With 25 years of hindsight, “Jurassic Park” marks a pivotal point in the history of visual effects in...

How does an authoritarian regime celebrate a revolution?

Cynthia Hooper, College of the Holy Cross “And what, exactly, is there to be celebrating?” snapped Vladimir Putin’s press secretary on Oct. 25, a little...

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Will next-generation wearable sensors make us healthier?

By Zhenyu Li, George Washington University There is certainly no shortage of headlines on wearable sensors these days. “A contact lens measures your glucose level.”...