The best film and television of 2020

The best film and television of 2020
January 20, 2021

Television: I May Destroy You - Created, written, co-directed by and starring Michaela Coel, the semi-autobiographical “I May Destroy You” follows Coel’s character, Arabella, and her journey to...

The new age of relatable teenage romcoms

The new age of relatable teenage romcoms
November 19, 2020

Cliches have been the epitome of the teenage romantic comedy industry for decades, but as society demands more accurate representations of human experiences in the film sector, some directors have shifted...

Voices of Incarceration class explores criminal justice

Voices of Incarceration class explores criminal justice
December 1, 2019

From short stories to podcasts to in-class speakers, Urban’s new Voices of Incarceration class seeks to shed light on stories from victims of mass incarceration and their families. Currently, over 70...

Stick and Pokes Gone Viral: Hepatitis, HIV, and Herpes

Illustration credit: Alex Stross
October 27, 2019

Once mainly popular among prisoners, homemade “stick and poke” tattoos have become mainstream—especially among teenagers. The method of tattooing is simple enough for people to do at home on themselves...

Behind Urban’s unique stonecarving class

Mason Hunt's stone.
November 7, 2018

If you find yourself in the garden at 11am on a Monday morning, you’ll hear the rhythmic tapping of chisels on stone and the intermittent chirping of birds. You’ll see 14 sophomores, juniors, and...

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