Michaela Payne

LeGuin leaves a legacy in science fiction

Groundbreaking science fiction author Ursula K. LeGuin, known for her philosophical and forward-thinking novels like the “Earthsea” trilogy, died on January 22. She was 88. In 1983, LeGuin delivered the Mills College commencement address. In her speech, she questioned her audience about their purpose after college, and in life. She asked, what is success? “Success […]


Biggest budget to a Black woman director in history for ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

“A Wrinkle in Time” is Disney’s new film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved children’s science fiction novel, and it has been years in the making. Directed by Ava DuVernay, the movie features Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon, and introduces Storm Reid as the main character, Meg Murry. The story follows Meg, her precocious […]

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