Amy Winehouse’s rise to fame and subsequent decline are well-known to those who follow pop culture.
Advantageous, the new film by Jennifer Phang, is a dystopian science fiction film about a possible future that is regressive for women.
When Iowa musicians Gemma Cohen and Miranda Mallard were looking for the right name for their band, they were struck by the Scandinavian word dagmar.
Good Thursday, everyone! Here’s the news on our radar this morning:
• After more than 50 years of waving this symbol of violence, South Carolina State House approves a bill to remove the Confederate flag. [NY Times]
Director Sarah Polley at work on her documentary The Stories We Tell.
Last month, I put together a podcast about systemic sexism in the film in industry.
So often, I get to the end of a movie and then think, “Yep. That film was entirely white people."
Many writers have tried to put words to the New Orleans experience.
Halfway through the week! Here’s the feminist news you need for the day:
• Colorado’s plan to give free long-acting birth control to teenagers and low-income women has been (not-surprisingly) a huge success at reducing unplanned pregnancies. [New York Times]
It just isn’t summer without Arnold Schwarzenegger. Whether he is clad in furs or crammed with machinery, tracking an alien through the jungle or bringing a difficult pregnancy to term, he is the great staple of that second American pastime: the air-conditioned summer blockbuster.
What happens when non-monogamy is explored in an open, non-judgemental environment? New film The Overnight gives us a glimpse.