English Lecturer Jennifer Arin spoke with the San Francisco Examiner about the comic series "The Adventures of Tintin" for the Feb. 14 edition of the paper's "Three-Minute Interview." Arin discussed the popular series as well as her work translating documents related to the comics for a website for the recent movie adaptation. "I've been so struck by the depth and detail of these 'Tintin' cartoons," Arin said. "They're really like novellas. Right now, there's a trend in graphic novels and ('Tintin' creator Hergé) easily predated this trend."
Journalism Lecturer Brenda Payton wrote about modern attitudes toward race in a Feb. 12 San Francisco Chronicle op-ed piece. "If our society refuses to acknowledge ongoing, documented racial disparities, we can't commit to policies that will erase them. The disparities won't magically disappear with the melding of individual racial identities. It is encouraging to see more enlightened attitudes about race, but to achieve the bright future represented by the beautifully diverse faces of my class, we must address racial disparity. Otherwise we remain chained to the past."
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