A Black woman sitting at a table smiling
South Sides

by Makena Onjerika ’10

It’s Mississippi in the 1980s, a divided world of colorism, cruelty and compassion.

A painting of faceless figures hovering over a dead body wrapped in cloth
Leaving this World

by Emily Gold Boutilier

For the first time in centuries, an artist is painting Jewish rituals around death and burial.

A man and woman on stage bathed in gold light
Macbeth Gets a Rewrite

by Josh Bell ’02

The movie where Shakespeare rises from the dead to make some edits.

An illustratuon of a face crying next to a book and a noose hanging from a tree
Short Takes

by Katherine Duke ’05

From the traumatic to the transformative, and from South Africa to Germany to Panama to the United States, alumni contribute four new nonfiction volumes to the field of Black studies.