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Chicago Artist Annie Lee: Her Legacy Lives On

Annie Lee, an internationally-renowned artist and civil rights advocate, passed away 9 years ago on this day, but her legacy of iconic artwork depicting African American life lives on. Ever since she took the art world by storm during her first gallery show in 1985 – when her artwork sold out in just four hours – Annie Lee has been a central and celebrated figure in the industry.read more.

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Lorene Scafaria’s Films Always Center Human Connection

Happy Birthday, Lorene Scafaria! This American filmmaker started her career as an actress (appearing in several television shows and films such as Big Helium Dog in 1999 & A Million Miles in 2001), but is now best known for her work as a writer and director.

Lorene made her breakthrough film in 2008. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008)—adapted from a novel of the same name by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan— is a romantic comedy about two teenagers, Nick and Norah, of course, who meet at a club in New York City, and spend the night together searching for a secret show by their favorite band.read more.

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‘Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls’ Asks Even Bigger Questions

“It’s about damn time.”

That’s the first thought that came to mind after I watched the first episode of Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls on Amazon Prime. This binge-worthy reality series—which has been nominated for numerous Emmy nominations including in the Outstanding Competition Show category—follows a group of 13 aspiring plus-size dancers.… read more.

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