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Legacy of Tomie dePaola: College student’s ode to her favorite children’s books

(04/07/20 4:00am)

Tomie dePaola was a children’s author and illustrator of more than 200 books who died on March 30. Using both his words and artistic talents, dePaola enriched his novels with his own experiences and ideas about family. His stories colored the childhoods of thousands across the United States, and he won awards like the 2000 John Newbery Medal and was a runner-up for the 1976 Caldecott Medal. 

Rutgers professor discusses hurricane relief effort in Puerto Rico

(04/06/20 11:11pm)

Richard Alomar, associate professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture, traveled to Puerto Rico this past summer to help address issues left by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Alomar is a core faculty member of the Rutgers Global Health Institute (RGHI) and was invited by the RGHI to partake in the initiative to help the Las Carolinas community. 

MILITARU: Coronavirus has ripped death rituals apart

(04/07/20 5:16pm)

Funeral processions are not something Americans are well acquainted with, but in the rural corners of Romania, black caravans followed by wailing women and somber brass notes routinely crawl through dirt streets at an agonizing pace and entangle every neighbor in the grief of a lost sibling, parent, grandparent or sometimes child. The louder the music, the more mournful the wails, the more important the corpse.

Bad Bunny releases new feminist music video

(04/07/20 4:00am)

A few weeks ago, Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, released his music video for “Yo Perreo Sola,” a powerful, beat-heavy track from his latest album, “YHLQMDLG.” To say that it’s worth a look is an understatement — my friends and I have watched the video several times, entranced by every detail, from the flawlessness of Bad Bunny’s makeup to the references to Latin America’s feminist movement.

Thundercat new album 'It Is What It Is' combines historical and personal influences

(04/06/20 4:00am)

Stephen Bruner, the bassist and producer known as Thundercat, has spent the past few years making an impact in the music industry. In 2015, his production and solos were all over Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly,” which is widely seen as the greatest rap album of all time. His 2017 album, “Drunk,” still sounds just as unique as the first time you hear it.