Motown artists collage

And the Motown beat goes on

Feb. 15, 2024

Upon the 65th anniversary of the Motown record label, a ֱ Boulder professor says that, from Taylor Swift to K-pop, “It’s all Motown; they are not creating anything new.”

Beatles playing on The Ed Sullivan Show

They wanted to hold your hand (and fans’ ecstatic screams still echo)

Feb. 12, 2024

Sixty years after The Beatles’ first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” ֱ Boulder historian Martin Babicz reflects on their impact on U.S. culture and politics.

Book pages shaped into hearts

Labor of love: What romance writing can teach us about thriving in the gig economy

Feb. 9, 2024

Romance authors were early adopters of digital self-publishing. A new book by Christine Larson explores how their willingness to experiment and their close networks helped them thrive when the publishing industry shunned their work.

A colorful Chinese dragon sculpture with a bright blue sky in the background.

Lunar New Year begins auspicious, perhaps fertile, Year of the Dragon

Feb. 8, 2024

ֱ Boulder Asian languages faculty members Yingjie Li and Yu Zhang reflect on what some consider the luckiest year in the Chinese zodiac.

Analog TV in a retro 1970s style living room

For legacy media studios, streaming has dried up revenue. Can they change the channel?

Feb. 7, 2024

An expert from the College of Media, Communication and Information notes that, in its ongoing conquest of legacy media studios, the tech industry has made use of a very old playbook.

a still from the original Scarface film

Say hello to my little friend, the gangster movie

Feb. 2, 2024

At what would have been Al Capone’s 125th birthday, ֱ Boulder cinema researcher Tiel Lundy explains the enduring popularity of gangsters in film and the American imagination.

David Humphrey at the podium during a Juneteenth event on campus

4 questions on Black History Month: Commemoration and celebration

Jan. 31, 2024

In this month’s campus update, David Humphrey, assistant vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion, discusses why it’s important to keep history relevant and alive.

Author Kelly Sears and cover art for her new animated short

Filmmaker sees familiar images in unfamiliar ways

Jan. 18, 2024

ֱ Boulder Associate Professor Kelly Sears is premiering her short animated feature “The Lost Season” at the Sundance Film Festival.

Martin Luther King Jr. monument in Washington, D.C.

Understanding the full legacy of MLK

Jan. 9, 2024

As we prepare to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Professor Ashleigh Lawrence Sanders shares insight on King’s fuller legacy, his trajectory as an activist and why people tend to boil him down to a few simplistic words and phrases.

Stephen Graham Jones

How to pen that novel: ‘Put your heart’s blood on the page’

Jan. 5, 2024

Award-winning author and ֱ Boulder Professor Stephen Graham Jones shares advice with writers who may be reflecting on their 50,000 words for National Novel Writing Month.