Dubbed by Akira Kurosawa as “the most Japanese of filmmakers,” Kenji Mizoguchi populated his movies with marginalized women such as geishas, barmaids, and mistreated housewives. But unlike stereotypical heroines who toil for an elusive dignity, Mizoguchi’s women selflessly devote themselves to the objects of their love. Mizoguchi’s heroines seem to transcend the horrors they endure in a manner that reflects Mizoguchi’s devout Buddhism, and these tragic tales are couched in a quiet lyricism that both evokes and celebrates the impermanence of human life in the context of the larger natural order.
We're honored to join in the Black History Month celebration with this special archive of programming that highlights pivotal moments and notable figures in African American history. You'll also hear from contemporary change-makers, poets and writers on the black experience, business leaders, and more.
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What causes poverty and how do we fix it? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond has dedicated years to answering these critical questions. “I think we actively benefit from poverty,” Desmond said in a recent Helen Edison Lecture Series discussion at UC San Diego Park and Market. “Not because we...
Why does the stunning bioluminescence in the ocean, often described as ‘sea sparkle’ or ‘milky seas’ and known for its beautiful blue-green glow at night, appear so different during the day? Commonly referred to as red tide, the ocean water appears murky, often with a brown or red tone. In some parts of the Pacific […]