“Women of color, Black and Asian women in particular, have rarely been treated with dignity or nuance in the Bond series,” writes film scholar Colin Burnett. Whether that changes, with the Oct. 8 release of “No Time to Die,” the 25th Bond installment from Eon Productions, remains to be seen. But the films’ poor collective record belies how “writers in other official Bond media, especially comics and novels, have been tipping the gender and racial imbalance for some time.”
In “Kent Styles,” junior Zachary Stern explores questions of family, trust and the ghosts we can’t escape. This weekend, the play will receive its world-premiere staged reading as part of WashU’s annual A.E. Hotchner New Play Festival.
“Way Beyond Bigness” is a design-research project that studies the Mekong, Mississippi and Rhine river basins, with particular focus on multi-scaled, water-based infrastructural transformation. The book proposes a simple, adaptive framework that utilizes a three-part, integrative design-research methodology, structured as: Appreciate + Analyze, Speculate + Synthesize, and Collaborate + Catalyze. To do such, “Way Beyond Bigness” realigns watersheds and […]
A collection of poems that contemplate the bureaucracy of the mind through interior political cabinets Taking its name from the banal, purgatorial space outside (but inside) a doctor’s office, “Well Waiting Room” imagines the conversations we have with ourselves at this liminal site as an exchange between interior bureaucrats, each of whom governs a particular aspect of the […]
When Merissa Nathan Gerson moved to New Orleans, she was greeted by the sudden death of her father. In this heartrending and relatable story, she shows how to grieve, how to ask for help, and how to rely on your community.
Architecture students from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts have placed third in the National Park Service’s 2021 Charles E. Peterson Prize Competition.
Aggie Toppins, associate professor and chair of design at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, has contributed a chapter on the Madam Binh Graphics Collective to “Baseline Shift: Untold Stories of Women in Graphic Design History.”
Tanya L. Roth follows the experiences of women in the military from the 1948 passage of Women’s Armed Services Integration Act to 1980.
In this collection of poems, Lucinda Marshall, AB ’79, “beautifully reminds us to cleave to our memories: scent memories, rearranged and fractured memories, body memories that get absorbed back into the universe. These poems are infused with wisdom to help guide us through the legacy of our own non-being,” writes Nancy Naomi Carlson, a fellow […]
Hugo Crosthwaite, whose stop-motion drawing animation “A Portrait of Berenice Sarmiento Chávez” won the National Portrait Gallery’s fifth triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, will discuss his work Sept. 11 with curator Taína Caragol. The talk marks the beginning of the Sam Fox School’s fall Public Lecture Series, which will include 16 virtual and in-person events with nationally and internationally renowned artists, architects, designers and scholars.