Turn on most major cable channels or streaming services and you’ll find a show that bends toward science fiction. Nathan Blake, a film expert, says the combination of new media platforms, remarkable talent, and a cultural “suspicion that shadowy forces are shaping reality” have paved the way for a broader consumption of sci-fi shows.
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In the second installment of our two-part series looking at some of the big stories primed to make headlines in the new year, Northeastern experts explain that Donald Trump will put “America first,” athlete-led social activism will heat up, and franchise reboots will take over your TV.
Carlene Hempel says The New York Times’ obituary of Fidel Castro last month was not only a journalism “masterpiece,” but also serves as an excellent teaching tool from which her […]
Hosted by Northeastern’s student-run theater group, NU Stage Musical Theater Co., this year’s winter cabaret, titled, “Spread Love Not Hate,” is designed to be a balm after a heated political season. The show will be held on Saturday at 8 p.m. in afterHOURS.
We’ve heard about the power of stories to engage, delight, teach, challenge, and help us understand ourselves. Now new research co-led by Northeastern assistant professor Amy Lu shows the power of stories to help children fight obesity.
Graduate student Giulia Afiune, a native of Brazil, was part of a multimedia journalism project this summer that told the stories of families evicted due to Rio Olympics construction. This fall, that project won a prestigious national journalism award in her home country.
A Dominican Prayer Book, created in the 15th century, from the Northeastern archives joins manuscripts spanning the 9th to the 17th centuries in “the largest exhibit of pre-1600 manuscripts ever mounted in North America.” Students in a “History of Books” class helped determine the date of the book’s creation, notes Giordana Mecagni, above, head of special collections at Northeastern.
Through the lens of a 17th-century witch-hunt in England, Vinegar Tom considers the effects of poverty, humiliation, and prejudice of women—all with a blend of history and contemporary culture. The play, the latest production of the Department of Theatre, runs through Nov. 20.
To ease the tension of Election Day, we asked seven faculty members to participate a quirky thought experiment that challenged each of them to consider how one well known but long dead person in their respective fields would have voted in the 2016 presidential election. The responses were insightful, sobering, and occasionally hilarious.
The U.S. Navy has turned to Northeastern for its expertise in digital storytelling and data analytics to identify new ways to communicate the Navy experience to millennials. Student coders, designers, and storytellers can participate in the interactive hackathon, with prizes for the winners. The deadline to sign up to participate is today.
Peter Mui, the late fashion designer, traveled the world to commission original pieces from masters of the craft of tattoo art. His wife, Jenny, recently donated much of his vast collection to Northeastern, where selected works are now on display.
In her new book, English professor Mary Loeffelholz argues that Emily Dickinson’s poems continue to live on in the hearts and minds of readers due largely to their ability to comfort those in times of sorrow. “She was a master of extending consolation and recognition to people in the wake of death,” Loeffelholz explains, “a master of acknowledging it, grieving it, and expressing it.”