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Letter from London: Celebrating the Life of Virginia Woolf

25th January 2022 marks the 140th birthday of the brilliant Virginia Woolf.

I live in London now, and to be able to routinely walk the same streets that Virginia Woolf and many of her contemporaries — famous writers such as James Joyce and Maurice Proust — would have walked is a truly remarkable experience.

Adeline Virginia Stephen was born into a well-to-do family in South Kensington, the seventh child of mother Julia Prinsep Jackson and father Leslie Stephen.read more.

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Guerrilla Girls Make Good Trouble in ‘The Art of Behaving Badly’

The Art of Behaving Badly Guerrilla Girls
Their new book, Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly (published in 2020), covers their pushback by showcasing their "artivism."
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Patriarchal Poetry Slam: Amanda Gorman’s Poems Surpass Criticism

FF2 Guest Post by Mary Novaria

Historically, people watch the Super Bowl for one of two reasons. They are football fans, or they want to see the ads. Sometimes both. This year, we had a fresh and compelling motivation to tune in when Amanda Gorman became the NFL Championship’s first-ever poet.

Talk about winning the Super Bowl!… read more.

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Smithsonian Associates Highlight Kahlo’s Wonderful Artistic Contributions in “The Art and Life of Frida Kahlo” Lecture

As Covid-19 cases continue to skyrocket across the country, museums are attempting to adapt to our new virtual world. Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Smithsonian Associates Streaming Series lecture, “The Art and Life of Frida Kahlo.” Hosted by Mary McLaughlin and delivered by art historian Nancy G.… read more.

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Anthology Film Archives Hosts Feminist Film Week

On a rainy day in March, I decided to stop in at the Anthology Film Archives for a film about the environment. I had no idea what I was about to watch—Water Makes Us Wet, the film screening for that night of Anthology’s NYC Feminist Film Week, had no precedent in any other film I had ever seen, so I would have been unable to conceptualize it even if I had been aware of where it was going to go with the term “ecosexuality.”read more.

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Filmmaker Q&A: Sue Maslin

Interview: Producer Sue Maslin on The Dressmaker

By Senior Contributor Lesley Coffin

While just hitting US theaters now, the team behind the Australian film The Dressmaker already had reason to celebrate when the film hit theaters last year (after premiering at Toronto). The film was nominated for eight Australian Film Critics Association Awards (winning four) and was nominated for 14 Australian Film Institute Awards (winning five, including People’s Choice).read more.

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