Driving down Highway 62 on the way to Joshua Tree National Park, Francisco, one of the 20 high school students on the bus, noticed something different about the landscape. If he ever moved here, he told the group, he’d open up his own roadside taco stand, like the ones near his home in South Los Angeles. That way, he’d give people a taste of where he’s from.
Josh Kun, professor and Chair in Cross Cultural Communication, talks about the act of listening. In this short video, the award-winning cultural historian and expert on the intersection of arts, culture and politics shares how his focus on music extends to performative lectures, books he has written, a collaboration with the Los Angeles Public Library and a popular undergraduate communication course he teaches.
When Megan Jordan travels overseas, packing for her digital life can be tricky. She leaves her personal cellphone and computer at home, and carries only work devices stripped of sensitive data. And when she visits a hotel’s gym, she steers clear of anyone working out nearby because they could potentially download her data.
New USC Annenberg and TIME’S UP study finds women of color festival programmers result in better representation of diverse filmmakers
On Saturday, Jan. 25, the TIME’S UP Foundation and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative released a new report, “Inclusion at Film Festivals,” which examined the gender, race, and ethnicity of narrative film directors, film festival programmers, and executives from 2017–2019.
Going beyond the plate to explore issues of community, identity and food justice.
The volume of questions about women’s participation in music has spiked over the past few years. As the Grammy Awards approach this month, a new study asks: Has being louder made things better?
Nichole Banducci was with her family when wildfire flames, fanned by Santa Ana winds, raced over the Santa Monica Mountains. As the deadly Woolsey Fire descended into Malibu in the early morning of Nov. 9, 2018, Banducci, her husband Brian, in-laws and three children prepared to evacuate. They loaded their dog, cat, rabbits and belongings into two cars, a van, a truck and their 1964 Shasta Oasis trailer, and headed out. Less than an hour later, flames ravaged Banducci’s Malibu Park neighborhood, destroying her home. The loss Banducci experienced with the Woolsey Fire not only challenged her physically and emotionally, but also served as a point of inspiration. Now, the wellness advocate and educator will debut a new online program in early 2020 called “Fortify Against Stress” that she developed to equip others with the tools they need to improve their well-being.
New study reveals the number and percentage of female directors of top films reached a 13-year high in 2019
The start of a new decade brings with it the hope that the entertainment industry’s track record for hiring female directors has finally changed. New research, out today, reveals that 10.6% of the directors of 2019’s top movies were women — the highest percentage in more than a decade.