News Articles with Topic: Arts / Culture

Shang-Chi, an Asian superhero on the big screen

Marvel’s first Asian film protagonist marks many milestones.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

New book explores how plague shaped Christianity in the Americas

During the first century of American colonization, as many as 20 million people in Mexico perished from disease, violence, and exploitation. Jennifer Scheper Hughes, a professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Riverside, examines this period from historical and theological perspectives in her new book, “The...

Reza Aslan and Rainn Wilson wrestle with life’s biggest questions on new podcast

“Metaphysical Milkshake” sees the scholar and actor discuss weighty topics with contemporary thought leaders, bringing humor and insight to a new subject each week.

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

University of Maryland scholar is UCR’s next CHASS dean

Daryle Williams is a historian who co-directs the online database Enslaved.org.

Should we live in the moment — or not?

John Martin Fischer, a leading philosopher of free will and moral responsibility, has written two companion essays exploring the ideas of mindfulness and living in the moment, which are often encapsulated in the phrase: “Be here now.” In the first piece, published by Aeon, Fischer sorts through various theories regarding...

Jewish Studies expert discusses rise in antisemitic attacks

The Associated Press reported this week that preliminary data compiled by the Anti-Defamation League shows an increase in violent attacks, vandalism and harassment of Jews in the U.S., around the world, and online, since fighting broke out between Israel and Gaza’s militant rulers Hamas earlier this month. While hatred toward...

By Omar Shamout | | Arts / Culture

New Livestreaming and Virtual Reality Lab is bringing VR to the masses

The lab aims to democratize virtual reality while also providing students new opportunities in the burgeoning digital media industry.

By Jessica Weber | | University, Arts / Culture

UCR ARTS reopens May 13 — now with free admission

Explore six exhibitions at the California Museum of Photography and Culver Center of the Arts with new measures ensuring guest safety

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

A 50th anniversary celebration for Tomás Rivera’s seminal book: ‘Y no se lo tragó la tierra’

The free, virtual events will culminate with an inaugural Tomás Rivera Book Prize.

Poetry and music collaborations from Katie Ford strike a chord with audiences

The poet looks back on her collaborations with composers and the debut of her newest project through Brooklyn Art Song Society on April 10.

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

‘United States of Al’ explores toll of war with humor and heart

The new sitcom, executive produced by UC Riverside Professor Reza Aslan, premieres April 1 on CBS

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

‘She Kills Monsters’ will feature ‘old school theatre magic’

COVID-19 has forced the theater team to be more resourceful while producing a virtual show from home.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Writers Week to honor three U.S. poet laureates

Rita Dove, Joy Harjo, and Juan Felipe Herrera will each receive lifetime achievement awards during a special event Feb. 19.

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

UC Riverside’s 44th-annual Writers Week goes virtual

California’s longest-running free literary festival is now accessible to audiences worldwide

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Mellon Foundation awards $2.9 million for ‘Latinx Futures’

The grant will support programs within UCR’s new Latino and Latin American Studies Research Center, set to launch February 2021.

‘Art in the Plague Year’ exhibition seeks art imagining a world beyond 2020

The open call marks the first time the California Museum of Photography has solicited art from the public at this scale

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

‘Marvel’s 616’ Disney+ TV show features UCR graphic novelist John Jennings

Jennings discusses the importance of representation in comics in the new documentary series debuting Nov. 20

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

In the eye of the beholder

A new exhibition at the California Museum of Photography explores the iconic work of documentary photographer Bruce Davidson and the evolution of meaning in photographs

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Faculty member pens book to help researchers work ‘Online, Offline, and In Between’

Work includes field notes and observations of in-person and virtual research.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Good fence libraries make good neighbors

UCR author Susan Straight’s fence library continues to serve a Riverside community disproportionately affected by the coronavirus

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture