Amazon Glory

BY intern Amber in General |

In the Ukraine, power has always rested in the hands of men. Women have been victims of sexual trafficking and exploitation. Misogyny has been a part of the Soviet culture for centuries causing many feminist movements to rise and fight their oppressors. The 'Asgarda,' a new tribe of empowered women, is developing in the Carpathian Mountains. Thirty-year-old Katerina Tamouska leads the tribe of 150 women, varying in ages. Using the tribal traditions of the ... Read More
Clare Manchon lives in Brooklyn and fills her days with modern trappings just like the rest of us, but it doesn't take much of an investigation to uproot her desire to live in a 1950s black-and-white detective film come to life. As the main songwriter behind the band Clare and the Reasons, she admits that when not composing material for her own songs, she does enjoy a ditty or two from bands such as Grizzly Bear and friendly neighbor (he really does live nearby) ... Read More
I've never been a big fan of musicals, but this is one I can get behind. On Tuesday, Variety broke the news that plans for Bring It On: The Musical are under way! And surprisingly, there are some legitimately talented people behind it. Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer of recent hit In the Heights, will co-write the music, and Jeff Whitty, Tony winner for Avenue Q, will write the book. And it gets better still -- two other In the Heights alums will take on ... Read More

Mama Yes!

BY intern Amber in General |

Urban World Film Festival is happening in New York City this week. I am sure there will be lots of gems to see but the most exciting premiere has to be Say My Name, a documentary by debut director Nirit Peled. Say My Name is a production of Mamamess, an urban audio-visual organization founded by Peled and Dave Hemmingway. This documentary introduces women's personal stories of balancing professional dreams with the limitations posed by urban ... Read More
If you were unable to make your way to Barnes and Noble last night to see Isabella Rossellini, well, you missed a treat. Ms. Rossellini is AMAZING. This woman is spunky, hilarious as all hell, incredibly beautiful and her laughter is contagious. When she was discussing Green Porno and how it took her until her mid-50s to return to something she fell in love with as a child (animals!), you could tell her heart is completely in this. For Rossellini, she wanted to ... Read More
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