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“A Different Pond's" Bao Phi and Thi Bui in Conversation | February 20, 2018 | Center for Asian American Media
Wed, 02/21/2018 - 5:09pm
The poet and illustrator of the Caldecott Honor children's book discuss growing up Vietnamese American and why they became artists. The book has been named a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award. Bao Phi graduated from Macalester in 1997.
Author in town to talk about her grandmother, one of NASA's first black female 'computers' | February 18, 2018 | San Diego Union Tribune | February 21, 2018
Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:02pm
The 2017 movie “Hidden Figures” tells the story of African-American women at NASA who figured out the complex math equations required to get astronauts safely into space and back. Among the “human computers” was Miriam Mann, recruited to the still-segregated space agency in the 1940s, whose granddaughter, American Studies Professor Duchess Harris, is speaking in San Diego for two events tied to Black History Month and Women’s History Month.
Mon, 02/19/2018 - 1:01pm
Danai Gurira '01 is already well known to genre fans as the sword-wielding zombie decapitator Michonne in TV’s The Walking Dead. She’s about to be become even better known as royal warrior Okoye in "Black Panther."
Danai Gurira On Her 'Black Panther' Role: 'She Protects What We Would Have Been' | NPR's All Things Considered | February 17, 2018
Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:42am
Black Panther is the alter ego of King T'Challa, who reigns over the fictional African kingdom of Wakanda. Wakanda is the sole source of a substance called vibranium, which has given the kingdom great wealth and technological advancement. King T'Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman, is sworn to protect it. And he, in turn, is protected by a group of female warriors led by Okoye, played with scene-stealing verve by Danai Gurira '01.
10 Best Songs of the Week: Courtney Barnett, Beach House, Okkervil River, Moaning, and More | Under the Radar | Februry 16, 2018
Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:28am
To help you sort through the multitude of fresh songs released in the last seven days, Under the Radar picked the 10 best this week had to offer, along with highlighting other notable new tracks shared this week. Okkervil River’s "Don't Move Back to LA" was one of the 10. The band’s frontman is Will Sheff ‘98.
Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:19am
As Sarah Nichols’16 prepared to graduate from Macalester College, she had a decision to make: should she take one of the jobs that was offered to her? Or the one she had just created for herself?
Danai Gurira is as much of a force off screen as she is on screen | The Marilyn Denis Show | February 14, 2018
Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:16am
The award winning playwright and ‘Walking Dead’ star talks about her powerful role in ‘Black Panther.’ Gurira graduated from Macalester in 2001.
Black Panther actress Danai Gurira explains why the Marvel movie is 'getting it right' | CBC Radio | February 16, 2018
Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:52pm
Actress Danai Gurira '01 recorded an interview with Tom Power in the q studio in Toronto, Ont., where they spoke about the new film, "Black Panther."
Bookmark: The Newbery and Caldecott – as well as the other ALA awards – are bringing recognition to diverse books | Star Tribune | February 16, 2018
Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:41pm
It should be no surprise that “A Different Pond,” written by Minneapolis poet Bao Phi '97 and illustrated by Thi Bui, was named one of four Caldecott Honor books earlier this month. It’s a beautiful book that tells a simple but moving story about a man going fishing with his young son. It had already been honored with the prestigious Charlotte Zolotow Award, and has been named a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award. But its Caldecott win was seminal.
Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:30pm
Kate Bowler '02, a historian of the prosperity gospel, has Stage 4 cancer. She spoke about survival and her new book, "Everything Happens for a Reason."
After Setting Her Hair on Fire, Lisa Gardner Decided to Become a Writer | New York Times | February 16, 2018
Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:25pm
Article about Kate Bowler '02 who just published "Everything Happens for a Reason."
‘Black Panther’ star Danai Gurira on Okoye, her tradition, and the world of Wakanda | The Gate | February 16, 2018
Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:19pm
"Black Panther" is a triumph. The film is powerful, thrilling, well-written, and filled with amazing talent, on screen and behind the scenes. What makes the film all the more powerful is the strength of the characters, and the fact that the leading women steal the show. Last week Danai Gurira '01, one of the stand-out stars of Black Panther, was in Toronto, and spoke with the author about what it meant to make the film and bring the role of Okoye to life.
Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:42am
“Hamlet” has inspired several plays. Twin Cities playwright/actor Aditi Kapil '94 pays homage to that work with “Imogen Says Nothing,” which premiered last year at Yale Repertory Theatre. It was inspired by a Macalester College staging of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” in which Kapil played the dialogue-less Imogen. The character usually doesn’t even appear, but Macalester went back to an early version to incorporate more women in the production.
Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:20am
Danai Gurira '01 talked about all aspects of her life, including her time at Macalester, in this hour-long interview.
Fri, 02/16/2018 - 8:34am
Macalester senior sprinter Hannah Sonsalla (Stoughton, Wis.) was a featured guest on the 100th episode of 'Brains On,' a children's science podcast produced at MPR. Hannah's interview starts at the 33:40 mark and runs for three minutes.
Macalester is building a theater that answers another need: classroom space | Star Tribune | February 15, 2018
Thu, 02/15/2018 - 5:59pm
After razing its aging theater building last fall, Macalester College this month began work on a $32 million replacement — the third and final phase of a long-range plan to upgrade all of its fine arts facilities. Karine Moe, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, David Wheaton, Vice President of Administration and Finance, and Theatre and Dance chair, Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento, were all quoted.
Thu, 02/15/2018 - 5:42pm
A panel of Minnesota authors met at Mahtomedi High School late last month to discuss race. American Studies Professor and Mahtomedi Public Schools parent Duchess Harris was one of the panel moderators.
Black Panther's Danai Gurira on film's female representation: 'Wakanda forever, indeed' | Entertainment Weekly | February 15, 2018
Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:44pm
There’s a reason Wakanda, the fictional setting for Marvel’s Black Panther, is the most advanced nation in the world. According to film star Danai Gurira '01, it has to do with its lack of gender inequality. “I really do say, ‘Wakanda forever, indeed,’ because it really portrays a place where those problems don’t exist,” Gurira said during a Sirius XM town hall discussion on EW Radio. “And we can see how it actually, go figure, is the most advanced nation on the globe.”
Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:37pm
Kate Bowler '02 penned this article upon the release of her new book "Everything Happens for a Reason."
Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:34pm
Kate Bowler '02 is a Duke Divinity School professor with a Christian background. She was also, until recently, perhaps best known as an expert on prosperity gospel teachings and author of a book on the subject called "Blessed." Then in 2015, at the age of 35 and with a young son, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. Today, Bowler is cautiously surviving on treatments including immunotherapy, and has a new memoir of her experiences with the down-to-earth title "Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved."