Adrian Rucker

Associate Arts Editor


Prisons Are Obsolete

Angela Davis’s seminal work on prison abolition remains just as poignant in our present political moment as it was when it first came out in 2003.


July 8, 2020

"Wages of Work" Goes Beyond Depiction

Next up in a series of reviews of this quarter’s We Tell project, a look at “Wages of Work," a collection of films focusing on labor issues.


February 25, 2020

Director Bernardo Ruiz Talks Autonomy, in the Classroom and on Camera

As part of the Cinema 53 film and discussion series, Harper Theater screened Bernardo Ruiz's documentary "The Graduates/Los Graduados."


January 29, 2020

We Tell: Fifty Years of Participatory Community Media – States of Violence

"We Tell: Fifty Years of Participatory Community Media" uses community video projects as a platform for political activism in regards to social inequality.


January 21, 2020

Indigenous Futurisms in VR at MADD Center

The newly opened MADD Center recently held a two-day exhibition of speculative virtual reality works rooted in imagined futures of indigeneity.


November 18, 2019

From Svalbard to Lebanon

Jumana Manna’s "Wild Relatives" follows the world’s first withdrawal from the Svalbard Global Seed Vault to Lebanon, and comes across the endurance of human relationships amid turmoil.


November 18, 2019

Smart Talk: “The Problem with Police”

In collaboration with the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights, the Smart Museum hosted a discussion surrounding issues of police violence.


November 6, 2019

Activists Discuss Mass Incarceration Crisis at Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture

Both speakers pointed to the need to “contextualize, humanize, and render legible,” the complex network of forces, interacting in compounding ways, that serves to maintain oppression.


May 27, 2019