USC fellow merges journalism with virtual reality

Nonny de la Peña, an Annenberg fellow at the School of Cinematic Arts, is working with game designers to bring journalism into virtual reality — a new field called “Immersive Journalism.” Watch to see how viewers experience an unfolding news event in first person.  

Indie comics deserve attention

Everyone loves the indie comic scene. It serves as a great alternative to narrow-minded, studio-controlled projects and, more often than not, indie comics show artists embracing their passions or dream projects. Independent productions are the reason why college radio stations or the Sundance and Slamdance film festivals exist and thrive. So long as major companies […]

Despite criticism, Comic-Con still about the comic books

It’s that time of the year again. In the next month, the San Diego Comic-Con International website will be filled with requests for press passes, following months of mad dashes for hotel rooms and deals on San Diego accomodations. It’s the annual geek scramble. But this year, as before, critics are upset that Comic-Con is […]

Chadha’s latest film is not so Wonderful

In 2002, British director Gurinder Chadha delved into the complex world of the Indian ethnic identity in present-day England. Bend It Like Beckham — a film about a talented young Indian woman living in London with impressive soccer skills — places the main character’s European-influenced social life against the strict religious expectations of her Indian-born […]