While last night was certainly an excellent night for women in film,  the Academy seems to have forgotten two great actresses from their memorial montage: Bea Arthur and Farrah Fawcett, who both passed away in 2009. According to Leslie Unger, spokesperson for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences: ''Every year it's an unfortunate reality that we can't include everybody.'' Oh. So they couldn’t extend the montage by what would have probably ... Read More
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
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