Tag: history

May 1, 2017

This episode of the Price Projection Room features a conversation on the popular film, Hidden Figures directed by Theodore Melfi and starring the dream team of Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, among many others.

We discuss how the film both illustrated the racial divide in America while showcasing the work & struggle of African American women. Though we all have some criticism of the work, in the end it may be the representation of strong, smart black women that matters the most.

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December 21, 2016
August 29, 2016

Wade Graham’s latest book Dream Cities: Seven Urban Ideas That Shape the World< is ostensibly about the architects the seven big ideas that have shaped contemporary cities across the world. Our discussion centers on whether Graham has fulfilled that mission or whether he's trapped in the confines of an under 350 page book for this massive introduction to urban planning and city history. The answer may lie in the reader rather than the book, listen to the conversation for a lively jaunt through recent architectural history.

November 25, 2015

In Rez Life David Treuer spirals in and out of personal story, interviews, and historical narrative to paint a full picture of life as an Ojibwe from Leech Lake Reservation. An important book about the power of individual and collective action, the power of place, and how history lives on in our (collective) lives today.

June 11, 2014
November 11, 2013

The Academic Culture Assembly, Political Student Assembly, Black Student Assembly and USC Spectrum present An Evening with Lee Daniels discussing this year’s hit movie, The Butler Wednesday, November 20th 11/20/2013…

March 8, 2013

by Martin Krieger The Jewish Annotated New Testament (the NRSV translation), eds. Levine and Brettler, Oxford University Press, 2011. Most Bibles, Hebrew or Catholic or Protestant or…, have annotations and explanations.…

March 6, 2013

by Martin H. Krieger Professor in the Price School His blog is located at http://blogs.usc.edu/sppd/krieger I often find new books by scanning the new books shelves at USC’s various libraries.…