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- 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
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.
- Danai Gurira speaks out | The Financial Gazette | February 19, 2018
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
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 | February 16, 2018
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.
- RSVTea’s Journey From Dorm Room to Distribution
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
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
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
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.
- Wishing Job’s comforters well | Church Times | February 16, 2018
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
Article about Kate Bowler '02 who just published "Everything Happens for a Reason."
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