Many producers of sensationalistic low-budget films of the 1930s and 1940s attempted to achieve box-office success by exploiting a current trend or niche genre, or simply the public’s unacknowledged desire for lurid subject matter. They evaded the strict censorship of the era by claiming their films were intended to be educational. The movies were often cautionary tales in which All-American kids (and occasionally naive adults) are dragged into a cesspool of sin and degradation by engaging in crime, premarital sex, jazz music, provocative wardrobe choices, and/or the use of illicit substances - especially the “highly addictive” marijuana.
Human storytelling is universal, shaping cultures and interactions. From myths influencing societies to scientific narratives shaping human understanding, stories hold immense power. CARTA's latest symposium delves into how storytelling's evolution impacts our world, including urgent challenges like global health and climate change.
The diverse cultural landscape that is the San Diego region – located on the U.S.-Mexico border and the Pacific Rim – offers residents and visitors alike a rich tapestry of language, history, food, and tradition unlike any place in the world. This richness is also apparent in a diverse art scene that spans large cultural […]
Water is a vital resource that touches every aspect of our lives, from the food we eat to the ecosystems we cherish. Ensuring its sustainable management is a challenge that requires multidisciplinary solutions. Recently, experts examined various facets of water management, including environmental concerns, agriculture, and international...