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For a primer on how to make fun of Nazis, look...

Kevin Hagopian, Pennsylvania State University White nationalists and neo-Nazis are having their moment. Former Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard David Duke is back, yet again,...

The untold stories of women in the 1967 Detroit rebellion and...

Lisa Biggs, Michigan State University The movie “Detroit,” which tells the story of the 1967 Detroit rebellion, has received mixed reviews since its release. Some...

Why Detroit exploded in the summer of 1967

Jeffrey Horner, Wayne State University When most people see the movie “Detroit,” it’ll likely be their first encounter with the events of July 1967, when...

From Nazis to Netflix, the controversies and contradictions of Cannes

David Scott Diffrient, Colorado State University On May 17, the 70th edition of the Festival de Cannes kicked off with the opening-night screening...

Are movies a good way to learn history?

Scott Alan Metzger, Pennsylvania State University Hollywood loves history. At this year’s Academy Awards, three nominees for Best Picture (“Fences,” “Hacksaw Ridge” and...

‘Moonlight’ schooled Hollywood on race. Can it take on school discipline,...

Derek Black, University of South Carolina This year’s Academy Award winner for best picture tackles a difficult topic in the education world today:...

In a New York City neighborhood, the challenges….

In a New York City neighborhood, the challenges – and potential – for America's urban future Robert Snyder, Rutgers University Newark When you exit the...

2015, the year that was: arts and culture

Nick Lehr, The Conversation With the New Year approaching, we highlight the top arts and culture stories from 2015. Over the past year, there was no...

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