Arts: Performing Arts SWAN of the Day

Multimodal Janelle Monáe Is Her Own Eccentric Revolution

Today, FF2 is proud to celebrate singer, rapper, songwriter, actor, activist, and fashion icon, Janelle Monáe. On this day last year, Janelle released their fourth studio album, The Age of Pleasure: a shot of overwhelming joy in an era so often tinged with melancholy. A Black, pansexual, non-binary artist herself, through the album, Janelle invites listeners to celebrate Blackness, queerness, sexuality, and life.read more.

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Arts: Performing Arts FF2 Reviews

Shaina Taub’s Suffs Takes “The March” to Broadway

This season at the Music Box Theatre audiences can witness the original musical Suffs on Broadway. After a sold out and extended run at The Public Theater (of which FF2 Media covered in 2022) this iteration moved to Broadway in the spring of 2024 to uproarious crowds. The following piece will delve into the season’s politically charged production and the parallel between the events of 110 years ago and today.read more.

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Arts: Cinema Arts Awards/Prizes

Women Take Grand Prize and Best Screenplay at Cannes 2024

The Cannes Film Festival, officially known as the Festival de Cannes, happened last week. Two of the biggest awards went to women: Payal Kapadia, who won the Grand Prix (the second-most prestigious award at the festival after the Palme d’Or), and Coralie Fargeat, who won Best Screenplay. 

Cannes is one of the most prestigious and renowned film festivals in the world.read more.

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Arts: Cinema Arts SWAN of the Day

Past Lives’ Director Celine Song Transcends Medium

One year ago today, the film Past Lives began its theatrical release in major American metros after receiving a steady stream of honors on the international film festival circuit. So, FF2 is taking this moment to congratulate writer/director Celine Song for crafting a “little story” that could and did!read more.

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Arts: Visual Arts SWAN of the Day

Soheila Sokhanvari Paints Real Womens’ Real Stories

Today, on the seventh anniversary of her Heart of Glass exhibit at the New Art Gallery Walsall, FF2 is proud to spotlight talented multidisciplinary artist Soheila Sokhanvari! A gifted painter and sculptor, Soheila’s art merges the personal with the political to depict all the celebration and longing in considering pre-revolutionary Iranian life.read more.

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Arts: Applied Arts Events/Exhibits/Festivals

Lessons in Subversion in Medieval and Renaissance Art

In 1989, the Guerrilla Girls, a group of mostly anonymous women art-world professionals and artists, did a head count at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. They wanted to know how many women artists were represented in the modern galleries versus how many artworks in those same galleries depicted female nudes.read more.

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