Paula, a 59-year-old mother of two in Southern California, is getting out of a cooking rut with VeggieBook, a free mobile app we created that users can view in English or Spanish. It gives her customized recipes and food tips.
Cyntoia Brown, whose conviction for murder and 60-year prison sentence in Tennessee drew widespread public attention following USC Annenberg professor Daniel H. Birman’s documentary film focusing on her case, has been granted clemency and will be released from prison later this year.
A new study reveals a dramatic improvement in black directors working across the 100 top-grossing films, though there has been little change for other industry positions.
Black Panther or BlacKkKlansman could take home a Golden Globe on Sunday, but they are also signs that 2018 delivered some much-needed change to Hollywood. For the first time in over a decade, Hollywood studios hired a greater percentage of black directors to helm top-performing films. A new study out today sheds light on the phenomenon and documents areas where progress is still needed.
It’s a sunny Los Angeles day. Professor of Communication François Bar has brought a new cruiser bike, along with its curious cart, to Sixth Street at San Pedro Street, where some unhoused Skid Row residents have come to know him by name. He isn’t out for a leisurely ride; the cart is an experiment designed with and for the homeless residents as a means to bring more electric power and internet accessibility to the area
The telenovela-style comedy Jane the Virgin, which airs on the CW, centered several of their fourth-season storylines around immigration — specifically, the undocumented status of Jane’s grandmother. According to USC Annenberg researchers, that show’s nuanced, accurate handling of immigration is the exception, not the rule in Hollywood. Far more common are stories that perpetuate false, negative stereotypes about immigrants.
Ignacio Cruz, a Ph.D. candidate in communications. Photo by: Olivia Mowry With another holiday season upon us, lots of eager fingers will be unwrapping the latest mass-market technological marvel: a smart speaker system. The number of homes in the United States with an Amazon Echo ,...
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