Faculty Experts

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What you need to know before watching ‘The Marvels’
The newest MCU film, out in theaters on Nov. 10, is poised to break barriers and promote diversity in Hollywood.
September 14, 2023
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Barbie’s world: Why the story and marketing of ‘Barbie’ matters
Temple faculty experts analyze Barbie’s cultural significance.
July 19, 2023
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Who was Oppenheimer? What to know about Christopher Nolan’s new film
Temple professors Alan McPherson and Bernd Surrow discuss the mysterious subject of Christopher Nolan’s newest film, "Oppenheimer."
July 14, 2023
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The importance of representation: What Disney’s Black Little Mermaid means for the film industry
Temple professors Sherri Hope Culver and Roland Williams explain the impact of casting a Black actress in the starring role of Disney’s The Little Mermaid live-action movie.
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The future of affirmative action: Experts explain the upcoming Supreme Court cases
Temple law experts discuss expectations for the pending Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action.
How Michael Jordan revolutionized the sneaker industry—and our relationship to shoes
An athlete brand development expert talks through the world’s most influential sneaker.
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Falling into place: piecing together Tetris' enduring legacy
A mathematician and a videogame designer weigh in on the world’s most iconic puzzle game.
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Your guide to the upcoming Supreme Court cases on student loan forgiveness
Temple University Professor Mark Rahdert discusses what to expect from the upcoming Supreme Court ruling and how it will impact student loan borrowers.
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Breaking down the hidden messages in ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’
Temple University Professor Timothy Welbeck breaks down the hidden meanings in Wakanda Forever.