Photos and story by Katherine Garrett / Contributing Writer  On Monday, the reception and lecture for Tom Neff’s new gallery, “Dialogue on Fire,” was held. The work, currently hanging in the Baldwin Photographic Gallery, shows the aftermath of the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles. Neff, who was living in LA at the time, …

Photo courtesy of Parade Story by Sergio Pacheco / Contributing Writer Stanley Martin Leiber, known as Stan Lee, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2018, at the age of 95 in Los Angeles, California. The world of Marvel Comics, people he worked with, people he influenced and fans have forever changed, but Lee’s work of art will …

Photo courtesy of Mary Nichols / Wikimedia Commons Story by Naffie Najie / Contributing Writer  The long-awaited “Oxnard” is finally here. Anderson .Paak released his third studio album, “Malibu,” in 2016 to much critical acclaim and scored a Grammy nomination for it. This project strikes a new tone, with themes rooted in love, loss and the …

Photo and story by Brandon  Donoho / Contributing Writer Eugene Rogan, a professor of Modern Middle Eastern History at the University of Oxford and director of the Middle East Center at St. Antony’s College at Oxford, gave this semester’s Strickland Visiting Scholar Lecture Thursday night. The Strickland Visiting Scholar Program is an opportunity for scholars with …

Photos and story by Sergio Pacheco / Contributing Writer  Middle Tennessee State University’s Indian Cultural Exchange hosted an event called Diwali Ki Raat Friday night. Diwali, a popular Hindu festival, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Priya Patel, the vice president, said, “This is our first big …

Photo courtesy of Netflix Story by Hank Brainard / Contributing Writer  Westerns have, for years, been trending toward authenticity; audiences are more aware now than ever of the frontier’s harsh realities and sweeping inequalities, which means the myth of the Great American Cowboy pulls less weight. Grit wins over. The films have become darker and dirtier, …