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Collage of classic and influential films by African-American directors

Groundbreaking Films by African-American Directors

February 11, 2022

For many years it was hard to find and watch many classic and influential films by African-American directors: they were not widely distributed, they were not released on home video, or they were thought to be lost.


Artist Maru García

Interview With Artist Maru García

April 19, 2021

Maru García is a Mexican artist who is now based in Los Angeles. Her work merges the fields of art, science, and technology. She often uses organic, living material in her artworks to explore biological processes and the ability of living creatures (including humans) to restore polluted sites.


Covers of music and audiobooks to help you fall asleep

Listen and (Hopefully) Fall Asleep

April 08, 2020

A good night’s sleep. Has anyone had one in the past few weeks? I know that I often wake up at 4:30 a.m. with a racing mind and an exhausted body these days. When this happens, one of my standby sleep rituals is to listen to music or an audiobook.


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