Sammy was just a month old when he started experiencing symptoms of heart failure. Hear about the doctor who performed the groundbreaking surgery that saved the boy’s life, and the resource he created to help doctors avoid burnout.
At the confluence of the James and Rivana Rivers in Virginia sits a Monacan site. Monacan Chief Kenneth Branham walks us through the site of what was once the village …
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The Rise of Netflix
Myles McNutt (Old Dominion University)
After months at home, your streaming watchlists are probably exhausted. With Good Reason is here to the rescue! We’re bringing you summer streaming recommendations from scholars and artists. Myles McNutt charts Netflix’s rise to video streaming juggernaut and recommends a miniseries on the systemic failures in sexual assault investigations.
Telling Untold Stories
Yossera Bouchtia (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Yossera Bouchtia suggests two TV shows grappling with race and identity in America.
Shilpa Davé (University of Virginia)
White actors have recently been stepping down from voicing characters of color. Shilpa Davé explains the harmful stereotype she calls “brown voice” and recommends a Netflix show that captures the Indian-American coming of age experience.
Becoming an Environmental Activist
Tanya Stadelmann (William & Mary)
Tanya Stadelmann shares two films that document the journey to environmental activism.
Immigrants from Central and South America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Republics were chosen to share their stories in a Virginia-based traveling exhibit.
Despite fears of a virus resurgence, Virginia Tech and William & Mary both announced they will re-open in the Fall. What’s their plan for keeping students safe? And will higher education be forever changed?
On July 1, Virginia will move into Phase 3 of reopening. This new development will see the reopening of …
An 1855 yellow fever outbreak in Virginia eerily mirrors the present-day quarantine. And Marie Antoinette often secluded herself with a secret trove of banned books.