magician's gloved hands conjuring up magic and iphones
Beyond the Films

March 24, 2016

Magic in the Modern Age: Do You (Still) Believe in Magic?

Lisa Ko in Beyond the Films

Legendary stage magician and escapologist James “The Amazing” Randi broke out of 22 jails during his career, going so far as to break Harry Houdini’s record of time spent inside…...

Dayshal Dicks with her niece Brianna Hallingquest
Beyond the Films

February 23, 2016

African Americans Hit Hardest by HIV in the South

Lisa Ko in Beyond the Films

While HIV/AIDS is no longer a death sentence to the same extent it was 20 years ago, 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with HIV each year, and the disparities are startling…...

From No Mas Bebes, Maria Hurtado in the abandoned maternity ward of the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center
Beyond the Films

January 29, 2016

Unwanted Sterilization and Eugenics Programs in the United States

Lisa Ko in Beyond the Films

Coerced sterilization is a shameful part of America’s history, and one doesn't have to go too far back to find examples of it. Used as a means of controlling “undesirable” populations – immigrants,…...