Ashleigh N. DeLuca

After The Dark World: What’s Next for Thor and His Hammer?

The new movie “Thor: The Dark World” continues where “The Avengers” left off: the Norse god of thunder is reunited with girlfriend Jane Foster and must once again save Earth from total destruction with the help of his magical hammer.  ...

A Historian’s Perspective on “12 Years a Slave”

In 1853, Solomon Northup published a harrowing tale of being kidnapped and sold into slavery despite being born a free man.  Last week, film director Steve McQueen brought Northup’s words to life with the box office hit 12 Years A Slave.  ...

Real-Life Astronaut Weighs In on ‘Gravity’

In the new film Gravity, a spacewalk goes horribly awry. A devastating debris storm leaves two astronauts, Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), struggling to survive in space. Audiences and critics love the movie—it’s breaking ...