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Three Must-See Films at NYC’s 2021 South Asian Film Festival

Guest Post by Reanne Rodrigues

From a young woman’s monumental journey on foot across India to a Spelling Bee champion who struggles to care for her sick mother, the female-led productions in this year’s NYC South Asian Film Festival (NYC SAFF) tell timely and timeless stories that urge us to shed our stereotypes and other simplistic generalizations.… read more.

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The Story Is in the Roots: The Photography of Hansel Mieth

Guest Post by Iris Jamahl Dunkle 

I first encountered the photographer Hansel Mieth at the Sonoma County Museum in 2015 while I was researching and writing a biography about Jack London’s wife, Charmian Kittredge London. Mieth and her husband Otto Hagel moved to Sonoma County in 1941, inspired by their favorite writer, Jack London.read more.

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Falling off the Rails: Season Two of Crystal Moselle’s Spin-off ‘Betty’

FF2 Guest post by Isabella Marie Garcia

It’s been a year since the premiere of the first season of Betty, the tv spin-off of director Crystal Moselle’s Skate Kitchen (2018), which follows a collective of women-identifying skaters and details the complexities of their inner lives and outer networks throughout the hub of New York City.… read more.

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Yayoi Kusama Sculptures Inspire More Than Joy at ‘Cosmic Nature’

FF2 Guest post by Allison Green

I could see audience excitement for Yayoi Kusama’s Cosmic Nature from the moment I crossed through the entrance of the New York Botanical Gardens. The day was gray and threatened rain, but the vibrance of Kusama’s bright colors and rhythmic dots seemed to keep everyone in high spirits.… read more.

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Greek God Dionysus Returns as ‘Hurricane Diane’ to Confront Climate Change

FF2 Guest post by Megan Hennessey

Before the pandemic, I struggled to find American theaters that recorded their productions and made them available online. I wanted to watch plays coming out of New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles without having to book a plane ticket and hotel room. (While I am aware of BroadwayHD, a streaming service that brings Broadway productions to you with the ease of your latest Netflix movie, I haven’t explored it further.read more.

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Burlesque Performers Keep Strutting Through the Pandemic

FF2 Guest post by Megan Hennessey

When the pandemic first hit in 2020, many artists and performers had to rethink how they connected with their audiences. Burlesque was no different. Performers got creative. 

For readers who are new to burlesque, this art form (which dates back to the 17th century) often focuses on striptease performances that emphasize the “tease.”read more.

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