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CWRU Film Scholar Publishes Handy "Pocket Guide to Analyzing Films"

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Students and moviegoers may find a helpful resource in a new pocket-sized guide to better understanding and interpreting film.

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English Professor Speaks to Trends in YA Literature, Movies

Barbara Bontempo, professor of English and English education at SUNY Buffalo State, can speak to the many trends in YA literature and movies.

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What Makes a Song Sing?

What made Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” a No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1983, and other songs, like Madonna’s 1999 “Nothing Really Matters,” flounder at 90 or below? New research from the University of Southern California suggests that back-up singers may finally be getting their due.

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Texas Tech Pop-Culture Expert Can Comment on Educational Uses for Comics and Graphic Novels #NationalComicBookDay

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U2’s Freebie for iTunes Users: Invasion of Privacy, or Worth a Listen? Baylor Prof/Pop Culture Critic Suggests Folks Try It Before They Delete It

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Combining Math and Music

The work of Anthony Cheung and others shows the power of mathematics to open new possibilities in music. Modern experiments with computer music are just the most recent example.

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Robin Williams Apparent Suicide, APA Experts Available to Discuss Suicide Risk, Treatment

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Musical Training Offsets Some Academic Achievement Gaps, Research Says

Learning to play a musical instrument or to sing can help disadvantaged children strengthen their reading and language skills, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention.

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How Fans Mourn the Death of Popular TV Series

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New research shows what profound effect the loss of popular TV series has on loyal consumers.

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Starving Artists No More: SDSU to Send Music Majors Into the World with Some Business Sense

San Diego State University has answered with a first-of-its-kind program to combine entrepreneurship with the performing and fine arts with the Music Entrepreneurship and Business Program

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