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Circling the Wagons : Star Trek Discovery Pumps new blood into an aging franchise

Last month, Star Trek: Discovery concluded its second season on the streaming platform CBS All Access. While I am a fan of the franchise, I never felt like I fit in with other Trekkers. Many die-hard Star Trek fans were…

Welcome Home: Benjamin Morris discusses immigration with Jana K. Lipman and Sarah Fouts

Rare is the moment in American history when the question of immigration does not arise. Despite the fact that the United States was founded as a nation of immigrants—or perhaps because of it—debates over the arrival of peoples to its…

The Installation of Tragedy and The Ideology of Open Space

Interviewer : Why don’t you draw people in your drawings? Khalid Abdel Rahman:  I feel like the people I know disappeared. On April 19, 2015, the Italian navy determined that at least 800  and as many as 1,100 people drowned…

“We’re Americans”: A look at Jordan Peele’s Us

Jordan Peele’s Us is a note-perfect nightmare of Late Capitalism. When I was seven years old, my family and I joined hands at the intersection of Rte. 1 and Maryland 175 in Jessup. Hands Across America was the first chance…

Truth: Red, White, and Black is a Landmark for Black Marvel Fan

I first began reading comics at the age of 4. My sister had just taught me how to read, and my brother summarized the adventures of numerous Marvel heroes for me. My very first comic read was an issue of…

Room 220’s Picks: The 2019 Tennessee Williams Festival

Now a sprightly thirty-three years old, the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival returns next week (March 27-31) to the Crescent City, having aged as well as a fine wine. One of New Orleans’ flagship literary events, TWF continues its celebrated…

His Name, But Our Power: Cierra Chenier reflects on the impact of Tremé on New Orleans culture

N. Rampart, Claiborne, Orleans, N. Broad, Esplanade. 6th Ward. New Orleans would not be New Orleans without the Tremé. The oldest Black neighborhood in the nation, Tremé is the seed from which New Orleans’ most renowned traditions were able to…

RM 220 Presents: The Practice of Diaspora (A Salon)

FEBRUARY 22 3718 ST CLAUDE AVE.   7PM- 10 PM RM 220 invites you take part in a special salon in celebration of Black History Month. Titled for Brent Edwards Hayes’ seminal work, we will explore and examine the historic relationships…

HOMECOMING: shrewd casting and narrative decisions make this new Amazon drama worth a look.

It’s not often that we get a chance to see a podcast adapted for television—especially one like Homecoming. Homecoming recently finished its first season on Amazon Prime, and as a fan of the Gimlet Media production from which it was…

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