Tag: history

January 16, 2020
November 28, 2019

by Chrysa Perakis

While we attempt to recreate a Thanksgiving feast that united the Pilgrims and Native Americans we must ask ourselves: do we really know the history of this favorite national holiday? Is the focus on food masking the real story behind Thanksgiving? 

November 12, 2019



Host Erroll Southers is joined by Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro, Alex Ago, and Aubrey Hicks to discuss the first episode of the new HBO series Watchmen.

Starring Regina King, Tim Blake Nelson, and an enormously talented ensemble cast, the series picks up beyond the first film and original DC comic series written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons. We are in an alternate version of the world, one in which the war in Vietnam was won and Vietnam annexed as a state. A world in which reparations of some sort were paid. A world in which the police wear masks and the great masked vigilantes of the past are now legends of a different kind.

We discuss the ability of pop culture to delved into deep societal issues, and what the responsibility of the creators is to historical content in a fictional setting.

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Email: reel.review@usc.edu

March 18, 2019

By Matthew Kredell

In the early history of the United States, settlers moved west into unsurveyed land and built homes and farms without regard to land title.

As the country expanded, one of the federal government’s chief means of acquiring revenue was the sale of public land. When the government put land up for auction, frontier settlers were at risk of losing their homes or farms.

November 30, 2018
October 15, 2018

From the left: Aubrey Hicks, Chris Finley, Frankie Morreo, Derek Duro, Jonathan Schwartz, Joanelle Romero, and Albert Chacon “Ay, every generation, every man is a part of his past. He…

September 28, 2018

Does the biopic about a 19th century French writer Colette bring her to life? This episode features a conversation on a film which seems to be of the moment. Gender…

July 10, 2018

by Anthony Orlando Though we are sad to bid farewell to “Our American Discourse,” we welcome the opportunity to talk about farewells—indeed, the hardest farewells of all: those that happen after…

June 6, 2018
January 30, 2018
January 18, 2018

Our nerd quotient is rising with the discussion of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Listen now to our nerdy discussion of the continuing saga of Luke, Leia, Kylo, Rey, Poe, Finn, and new characters we meet along the way.

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December 21, 2017

Gary Oldman is Winston Churchill in the new WWII film, Darkest Hour.

The first month of Churchill’s historic time as Prime Minister, he faced a great decision; one that would lead either to war or to a negotiated peace with Hitler. The compressed timeline of the film drops the viewer in the midst of the “darkest hour” of British history. The decisions made during these days could have changed the course of history.

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