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Revisiting Miranda July’s ‘Me and You and Everyone We Know’

On this day in 2005, Miranda July’s Me and You and Everyone We Know won the Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision—Dramatic at Sundance Film Festival. Miranda’s film, which serves as an early exploration of human connection in the digital age, certainly deserved a prize for originality at the time.… read more.

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Celebrating Toni Bentley: A Bold and Daring Ballerina-Turned-Author

On this day in 2002, Holding On to the Air was published. A bright and exciting exploration of the career of ballerina Suzanne Farrell, this book was written by Toni Bentley, whose bold transition from professional ballerina to author made her the perfect person to write it. 

Toni Bentley is an Australian-German-American dancer and writer who has forever shifted the dance world with her boldness, both on the stage and on the page.read more.

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Queer Cartoonist Ariel Schrag: From Coming of Age to Coming Out

During Pride Month, we are taking the opportunity to celebrate some of the many incredible queer artists that we know and love. Our next artist is the fabulous Ariel Schrag!

Ariel Schrag is a cartoonist and television writer who became known at an early age for her autobiographical comics. Ariel self-published her first comic series, Awkward, while in high school, depicting events from her freshman year.read more.

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‘Ask for Jane’ director Rachel Carey: A Socially-Conscious Storyteller

Ask for Jane was released five years ago today! It is a moving period film about Chicago’s Jane Collective. Telling the story of the group of women who set out to provide safe abortions in a pre-Roe v. Wade era in a way that is both emotionally resonant and informative was a big challenge. It was a challenge which filmmaker Rachel Carey accepted and knocked out of the park. read more.

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Sanora Babb: The Unsung Hero of the Dust Bowl Novel

Happy birthday to the one and only Sanora Babb! Today we are celebrating the beautiful life of this beloved author. 

Sanora Babb was an American author, screenwriter, and journalist who was born in Oklahoma, United States. Sanora is best known for her works of fiction, including her acclaimed novel, Whose Names Are Unknown, which was published posthumously in 2004.read more.

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Deborah Moggach: From Page to Screen & Beyond

On this day in 1999, Tulip Fever was published. A gorgeous and enthralling historical novel set in 1600s Germany, Tulip Fever was later adapted into a film that was just as impactful. Deborah Moggach is the genius between both the novel and the screenplay of Tulip Fever

Deborah Moggach is a British author and screenwriter, who has published twenty novels, including The Ex-Wives (1993), Tulip Fever (1999), The Stand-In (1991), and These Foolish Things (2004).read more.

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