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'Selma's' Ava DuVernay walks in King's footsteps - LA Times - http://www.latimes.com/enterta...
One of the reasons Parks and Recreation has succeeded as a feminist T.V. show is not simply because the female characters have remained funny, dynamic, ambitious, unique and interesting, but also because the show succeeds at presenting male characters that are equal parts strong, vulnerable, silly and staunch advocates for the rights and successes... - http://elizs.tumblr.com/post...
All of your keys [key crew members] on this film were women. Was that an intentional choice, and what was the working environment like? I do look for women, and I do like the environment. Especially on this film, knowing what Gugu was going to need to go through, I wanted a maternal and safe environment for her to give me everything that she gave.... - http://elizs.tumblr.com/post...
I’ve said that “we” knew about Jian, but I couldn’t tell you exactly who all that means. For years, the “we” was so amorphous, a shifting chorus of voices that whispered or shouted and slipped away. To be clear: what I heard and what I knew was not special. It was not secret knowledge. It was open and clear as day, a smear of bright-red warning... - http://elizs.tumblr.com/post...
When people decide that a piece of culture — a film, a popular novel, a song — is The Enemy because those whose tastes differ from theirs enjoy it, they tend toward bullying condemnations that don’t age well.2 Still, there’s no avoiding it: Once a film gets rated “Y” and tagged as the repository of everything that is false or weak about... - http://elizs.tumblr.com/post...
Devil in Winter (Wallflowers, #3) - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
I said to my producing partner, ‘If we can pull this off, this’ll be the first movie, I believe, I can’t recall, but that stars a woman that at the very end has no money, no man, no parents, no job, no opportunities, and it’s a happy ending.’ How important, how needing of that, are we? How late to the party are we? - http://elizs.tumblr.com/post...
think-progress: United States ranked on Gender Equality | Follow ThinkProgress - http://elizs.tumblr.com/post...
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United States ranked on Gender Equality | Follow ThinkProgress
Putting yourself through the public scrutiny and inevitable harassment that follows accusing a beloved figure of rape, on the off chance that it might lead to a hefty settlement, is really not a super-effective get-rich-quick scheme. Why do we so easily believe that’s the “real story” behind reports of famous men committing sexual violence? - http://elizs.tumblr.com/post...
Whether she was playing an original part or a tired, thankless one, her talent never seemed to make a distinction. She gave every woman she played an electric current. - http://elizs.tumblr.com/post...
Post-screening, the director talked about working on this film for seven years. He hadn’t seen a production of the original 2002 musical by Jason Robert Brown, but fell in love with the cast recording and felt moved to bring the story to film. He and his crew filmed in Harlem in 21 days, with the actors working on multiple takes of the same song... - http://elizs.tumblr.com/post...
Saw The Last 5 Years on Thursday night and I am a little obsessed now. - http://elizs.tumblr.com/post...
Saw The Last 5 Years on Thursday night and I am a little obsessed now.
I am a grown woman... - http://elizs.tumblr.com/post...
Love & Basketball still stands out because story lines involving middle-class black families and a young female who is both ambitious and good enough to pursue a professional sports career remain relegated to Hollywood’s margins. (Sports, though you wouldn’t know it from Hollywood, can be just as foundational for girls as they are for boys.) The... - http://elizs.tumblr.com/post...
Colombian musician Juanes to guest star on 'Jane The Virgin' | Inside TV | EW.com - http://insidetv.ew.com/2014...
Thug Kitchen is built on the privilege that two pretty white kids from West Hollywood can be “thugs,” but I cannot. In fact, Michael W. Twitty, your favorite Black, Jewish, openly gay, culinary historian who lives his history and puts it in a contemporary context; can’t even be himself because I’m too damn complicated—but actually I’m not. I’m... - http://elizs.tumblr.com/post...
Plastic-surgery shaming is thus tantamount to blaming the victims of this ideal for working so hard to achieve what we’ve told them, for decades, they must do. It’s bullshit, it’s unfeminist, and it’s just one of many ways in which society damns women for taking its ideals concerning sexuality or the body to their natural extension. - http://elizs.tumblr.com/post...
Those who are afraid of The Death of Klinghoffer because Palestinians have been awarded some of its most beautiful music haven’t listened very carefully – or haven’t stayed in their seats until the end. The heartbreaking aria that closes the opera belongs to Marilyn Klinghoffer, mourning her husband with controlled anguish. The loss that The Death... - http://elizs.tumblr.com/post...
slaughterhouse90210: “Those previous versions of herself were so distant now that remembering them was almost like remembering other people, acquaintances, young women whom she’d known a long time ago, and she felt such compassion for them. ‘I regret nothing,’ she told her reflection in the ladies’ room mirror, and believed it.” —Emily St. John... - http://elizs.tumblr.com/post...
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“Those previous versions of herself were so distant now that remembering them was almost like remembering other people, acquaintances, young women whom she’d known a long time ago, and she felt such compassion for them. ‘I regret nothing,’ she told her reflection in the ladies’ room mirror, and believed it.”
—Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven
Shadow Touch (Dirk & Steele, #2) - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
Grave Witch (Alex Craft, #1) - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
Laments for the Living, Collected Stories - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
Tempting Danger (World of the Lupi, #1) - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
The morning may be slightly chaotic, but at least I have this new album to listen to. - http://elizs.tumblr.com/post...
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