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‘Mad Men:’ a brutally honest rendition of of 1960s America

When discussing America in the 1960s, there is a certain element of unending fascination that is always present in those conversations. It was a...

Children need to learn the dark side of American history too

For quite some time, children in the U.S. have been receiving a heavily skewed education in American history. From grades K-12, children are spoonfed...

‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ turns a history lesson into...

The opening montage of “The Trial of the Chicago 7” is indicative of what the audience can expect of the next two hours —...

Distinguished UCR African-American history professor passes away

Dr. Sterling Stuckey, historian, professor emeritus in the Department of History and author of numerous African American historical research articles, passed away on Aug....

Politics and protests at the Olympics: A deep-rooted tradition

There are moments in which the collision between sports and politics seems unavoidable. This year, the Olympics is no exception due to the political...

The Museum of the Bible is no apocalypse

A few blocks from the National Mall in Washington, D.C., a new Bible-themed museum has kicked a hornet’s nest of irrational outrage. The aptly-named...

A Word of Advice from … Associate Professor of History Dana...

Professor Dana Simmons has been teaching at UCR for 12 years and has certainly made her mark. Simmons first began researching how modern minimum...

A Word of Advice From … Professor Michelle Bloom

Since 1997, UC Riverside Professor of Comparative Literature and French Michelle Bloom, Ph. D, has selflessly lent her lifelong experience travelling the world, particularly...

“Birth of a Nation” is a flawed, but mesmerizing film

Generally, film reviews are pretty standard: A writer gives an argument for why a certain film is worth watching or not, and then rates...

Your tweets will be the future of history

A $517,000 grant was recently given to UCR and several other collaborating universities to fund a database that is to be used for recording...