2010: First Woman to Win an Oscar for Best Director-Kathryn Bigelow- Best Director 'The Hurt Locker'Only three other females have been nominated for Best Director in the Oscar's 82-year history. Lina Wurtmuller for 1976's Seven Beauties, Jane Campion for 1993's The Piano and Sofia Coppola for 2003's Lost in Translation.Art + Women + History = March 2010Direction from the Oscar control room:------------And, please show James Cameron's face, ... Read More
San Francisco musician Rykarda Parasol describes her music as rock noir, a sound that evokes film noir mixed with such heavies as the Velvet Underground, Nico, and Leonard Cohen. Younger folks might draw Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, and Mark Lanegan comparisons, as Parasol employs a similarly low vocal range to deliver her torrid tales, but she creates her own otherworldly atmosphere by accompanying herself on guitar and piano. On “My Spirit Lives in ... Read More

Should Oscar Be Neutered?

BY mikki in Eat Me |

In today's New York Times, Kim Elsesser makes the case that the Academy Awards should get over their damn selves and blend all of the acting categories so there is no longer a "Best Actress" and a "Best Actor." It's not a new idea--feminists have been suggesting it for decades. But my feeling is: Who cares? I just can't get worked up about this issue when I think about the fact that there have only been thirty-five women in the Senate. Ever. Where's the NYT ... Read More
This Saturday in NYC the Humble Art Foundation and Affirmation Arts present their second edition of 31 Women in Art Photography. The five-week exhibition showcases a variety of new talent gathered from open submissions. Be intrigued, be very intrigued! When: On view from Saturday, March 6 - Saturday, April 10 2010 Where: Affirmation Arts 523 W. 37th Street New York, NY 10018 (212) 925.0092 For more info and to rsvp check out: ... Read More
For those of you with a tendency towards the gothic (no, not like Hot Topic), the amazingly curated collective of creepy and fascinating knowledge held within the Morbid Anatomy Library is a must see.  It's an intersection between art and ruminations on mortality, with a few medical curiosities thrown in.  Cruise through their extensive online galleries (helpful hint: not while eating).  For those in the New York area, you can even make arrangements ... Read More