Senior Zach Wurtenberger to appear on ‘Survivor’
The secret is finally out — senior Zach Wurtenberger, an English major in Arts & Sciences, is a contestant on “Survivor,” one of the longest-running and most popular reality shows in TV history.
Black Love Matters
Real Talk on Romance, Being Seen, and Happily Ever Afters
An incisive, intersectional essay anthology that celebrates and examines romance and romantic media through the lens of Black readers, writers, and cultural commentators.
‘The Neutral Ground’
Filmmaker CJ Hunt, a field producer for the Daily Show, will discuss his new documentary “The Neutral Ground,” which recounts the struggle to remove Confederate monuments in New Orleans, March 8.
The impact of Sidney Poitier, a remembrance
Professor Gerald Early writes about discovering Sidney Poitier when he was 8 years old. “Poitier’s character made me proud to be an American,” Early writes.
Davis, Maragh-Lloyd discuss legacy of Ebony and Jet Feb. 17
Washington University’s Adrienne Davis and Raven Maragh-Lloyd will take part in a panel discussion, co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity, about the historic legacy of Ebony and Jet magazines Feb. 17 at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.
Boyz n the Void
a mixtape to my brother
Writing to his brother, G’Ra Asim reflects on building his own identity while navigating Blackness, masculinity, and young adulthood—all through wry social commentary and music/pop culture critique How does one approach Blackness, masculinity, otherness, and the perils of young adulthood? For G’Ra Asim, punk music offers an outlet to express himself freely. As his younger […]
Zacks’ talk ties movies to neuroscience
Jeffrey Zacks, professor in Arts & Sciences and the School of Medicine, will explain how and why television and movies can have such strong effects on our brains in a Mirowitz Center online program Feb. 2.
The Art of Scenic Design
A Practical Guide to the Creative Process
How do you navigate a career as an entertainment designer while maintaining a sense of self-worth and value in the various off-ramps and sidestreets you may choose to take on the journey? “The Art of Scenic Design” provides an in-depth look at the scenic design process for young designers as well as creative entrepreneurs seeking to nurture […]
St. Louis International Film Festival screenings this month
Secret military experiments. A television star turned health-care activist. The yearslong battle to remove a Confederate statue in New Orleans. This month, the Film & Media Studies program in Arts & Sciences will screen more than 20 films as part of the 2021 St. Louis International Film Festival.
WashU Expert: A more inclusive Bond?
“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.”