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Margaret Keane: Her Agency & Our FF2 Retribution

Walter Keane was a narcissistic, con artist who stole the identity of a real artist. Margaret Keane was a victim of a charming narcissist and pathological liar. In the 50s, with very few female artists represented by art galleries or the press, this is not a surprising tale. Today, Walter Keane could not manipulate society or the art world.read more.

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Jeanie Finlay’s Your Fat Friend Devours Anti-Fat Bias

When it comes to the multi-billion dollar diet and wellness industry, the emperor has no clothes. Foisted on a tenuous bed of lies that feeds on the insecurity of those living in modern day society, a hierarchy exists deeming some bodies more worthy of respect than others. Such is the driving force of Jeanie Finlay’s biographical documentary of Aubrey Gordon in Your Fat Friend.read more.

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Three Lessons Beyoncé’s Renaissance Film Has Taught Me

As I walk into the movie theater, I am immediately drawn to the line of silver boots, shiny cowboy hats, and chrome fringe jackets entering the theater. The movie goers were dolled up for one occasion only: Renaissance. I, too, adhered to the unspoken dress code and wore a silvery sweater, along with my aunt (who is an avid Beyoncé fan as well).read more.

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Searching for Answers in Ava DuVernay’s Film ‘Origin’

Henrene Taylor was born in Mississippi to a Black woman and a white man in 1942, during the Jim Crow era. Due to the times, she and her siblings would call him dad in private. But, in public, they’d have to call him by his last name to not arouse suspicion that these children were his. Henrene was very fair-skinned with brown curly hair.… read more.

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Stretching Time with Rozi Plain’s Album ‘Prize’

There’s a kind of waking-dream quality to Rozi Plain’s Prize. Or perhaps, it’s a dreaming wakefulness.

It is the album cover draws me in first – Rozi, backdropped by lake water, her hat flying in mid-air. We don’t see the ground that she stands on, just the lake, her arms outstretched before her, though also mostly out of frame, making the gesture incomplete.… read more.

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Living at the Precipice: Sydney Sprague’s New Album

I knew I would love Sydney Sprague’s new album somebody in hell loves you before it came out, and I was right. 

Do you ever feel that way about records? You just know it’s going to be good? You just know it’s going to be exactly what you need, at the time when you need it? That’s exactly how I felt in anticipation of this album, and when it was finally out in the world, I certainly wasn’t disappointed. read more.

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