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Arts+Culture

Pop culture
We need a hero
Published Summer 2020
"Detectives in the Shadows," a new book from JHU Press, traces the rise of the hard-boiled detective / Johns Hopkins Magazine
MUSIC
Sound in the silence
Published May 11, 2020
The Community Chorus of Peabody continues to make music via Zoom conference calls—even if it requires its members to mute their mics
Hopkins alum wins Pulitzer Prize for History
Published May 7, 2020
Caleb McDaniel received the prestigious award for his book Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America
Q+A
The high value of the performing arts during social distancing
Published April 29, 2020
"Music is there even when we can't leave our houses," says Peabody Dean Fred Bronstein. "And it's more important than ever."
Student musicians
HSO waits to honor Concerto Competition winners
Published April 24, 2020
Winners are typically showcased in a year-end concert, but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced a change in plans—for now
Literature
Prose of war
Published Spring 2020
Michael O'Donnell didn't return home from the Vietnam War. His poetry did. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Mother power
Published Spring 2020
Opening in April, the Baltimore Museum of Art's A Perfect Power exhibit explores the cultural, moral, and spiritual authority of African mothers. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Women's History Month
'Barbie: Queen of the Prom' and other bygone games
Published March 5, 2020
Vintage Game Night at Johns Hopkins features 13 retro gems that show how far women's rights have come—and how far there is still to go
Theater
A story of love, politics, culture, and history
Published Feb 28, 2020
Junior Similoluwa Aluko wrote and co-directs "How Palm Wine Sours," a multi-generational story about women, love, and politics in the Oyo empire of West Africa
Photos
A celebration of black heritage
Published Feb 26, 2020
Students show off their artistic talents at the second annual Black Heritage Showcase, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs