Space scientist, TV and equality scholar say Star Trek’s impact goes far beyond screen

The original Star Trek series celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, with events to commemorate the show’s debut throughout the year the new “Star Trek Beyond” movie opening Friday. Two Cornell University professors – one who served as NASA’s Chief Technologist, and another who studies gender and racial roles within American television and film – […]

New Spike Lee ‘Chiraq’ movie is a form of cinematic resistance

A trailer for director Spike Lee’s latest film “Chiraq” has been met with praise and criticism. The movie, a modern adaptation of the ancient Greek comedy “Lysistrata”, focuses on gun violence in present day Chicago and the women who decide to withhold sex from their partners in an effort to stop the bloodshed. Samantha Sheppard, […]