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Women Dominate in a Historic Night at the 2024 Grammys

Sunday, February 4th was the 2024 Grammy Awards. This past year has been coined by many as “the year of the girl,” with music being no exception: events such as Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour, Beyonce’s RENAISSANCE tour, and Greta Gerwig’s Barbie dominated the cultural scene. This year’s Grammy Awards certainly reflected the “year of the girl” phenomenon, paying tribute to many of these blockbusting events.read more.

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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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Golden Globes: Lily Gladstone, Ali Wong & 9 More Wins for Women!

2023 was deemed by many as “the year of the woman,” with the Barbie movie and Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour dominating the cultural scene. On the whole, this year’s Golden Globe Awards (held on Sunday, January 7th) certainly did recognize the significant achievements of women, although the opening monologue included some disappointing jokes at the expense of women… dissing, in particular, the creators of Barbie.read more.

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Applause for Jacqueline Durran’s Costume Designs for ‘Barbie’

It’s the third act of Greta Gerwig’s Barbie (2023), and the Kens are embracing their newfound patriarchy, brainwashing the Barbies into being their maids, interrupting Barbie Land’s perfect pink palette with their horse prints and faux minks. Enter Kate McKinnon’s “Weird Barbie,” her puffy pink paint-splattered dress traded in for cargo pants and a bedazzled bomber jacket, and her choppy locks smoothed into a half-buzzed side-swept hairdo.… read more.

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Greta Gerwig: Need I Say More?

Happy birthday, Greta Gerwig! Today, I am very excited to have the opportunity to write on a fellow Barnard alum, the fastest rising star directing today, and the woman of the summer.

Greta was born in Sacramento, California on August 4, 1983. After graduating from St. Francis High School, a Catholic girls’ school, in 2002, she moved to New York City to study at Barnard College, the women’s school of Columbia University.read more.

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This Barbie’s Not Buying It: On Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’

Fair warning: this is a critique of Greta Gerwig’s Barbie. Do you want to get swept up in the eye candy of pure-color sets and Chanel costumes, hypnotized by the scrumptious choreographed dances, moved to tears by Barbie’s (Margot Robbie) meaning-making? If so, you may want to come back and read this after you’ve watched the movie.… read more.

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