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Manhattan women of a certain age have always been known to have great taste in style. This was no secret to Ari Cohen, who in 2008 began photographing the older women of the city with a show-stopping fashion sense for his blog, Advanced Style. Flamboyant, pattern heavy, and each individually unique, the women of Advanced Style gathered a following strong enough to spawn a photo book as well as a coloring book. We even featured one of his muses, Debra Rapoport, as ... Read More
If you're looking for an alternative to watching 2014's 'meh' summer releases,Flavorwire's list of 50 essential feminist films cuts across history, mixing oldies-but-goodies with cult and criterion favorites. Check out some legendary picks, like the ever-androgynous goddess Tilda Swinton in Orlando, or the experimental Dyketactics, the first lesbian-made short film to portray lesbian sex. The list also features Alien, the first ... Read More
While dream girls were once known to make you happy, to always care and to never leave you (cause all you had to do was dream and baby, they’d be there), now it’s time for dream girls to start dreaming themselves! Dream, Girl is a documentary being created by director Erin Bagwell about redefining what it means to be a boss lady by telling the stories of female entrepreneurs.Why do we only know the names of powerful male CEO’s? Why are we ... Read More
We're getting excited for our Dirty Dancing viewing party  this weekend, where we’ll be watching the 80s classic Dirty Dancing staring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.  I was assigned the laborious task of carrying the watermelon, AND creating the signature cocktail for the evening, but I persevered, and came up with the Kellerman Kooler, aka the Dirty Watermelon Margarita, which is guaranteed to get everyone loosened up for the dance ... Read More
Ballerina Misty Copeland has lived a remarkable life. In her memoir, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, she describes how she began ballet at age 13, attended summer programs at the San Francisco Ballet, and battled racism and body-image insecurities to join the American Ballet Theater Studio Company and become the company's first African American soloist in the past 30 years. Not too shabby at all.If you don't know Copeland yet, though, you will soon. She's ... Read More
In this article on Mic, Derrick Clifton breaks down 4 ways that Robin Williams challenged perspectives on gender conformity and women’s rights.In films like Mrs. Doubtfire and The Birdcage, Robin Williams never acted like the joke of his performance was his feminine dress or mannerisms. He mocked his circumstances, not people. The dresses, the heels, and the makeup of Mrs. Doubtfire all played necessary roles in the wonderful, absurd process of making ... Read More
I’m totally down to watch an old movie when the mood strikes (and believe me, it strikes often).  I am not a fan, however, of sequels, three-quels, or reboots (especially when it’s barely been ten years since the original—I’m looking at you, Fantastic Four). But this rumored reboot actually seems like an awesome idea.    Earlier this week, Variety reported that director Paul Feig might be in talks to direct a Ghostbusters ... Read More
Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia comedy queen and feminist rock-star extraordinaire from the band Sleater-Kinney, is embarking on a new project that will take her headlong into the wonderful world of Austen fandom. Brownstein will complete the screenplay of Lost in Austen, begun by three-time Oscar nominated writer (When Harry Met Sally) and director (Sleepless in Seattle, Julie and Julia) Nora Ephron, but cut short by her passing in 2012. Though this will be her ... Read More
Press circuits are a busy requirement of promoting a new movie - and as fans, we get that. And we kind of love it. I mean who doesn’t love seeing one of their favorite stars hilariously banter with some charismatic late night personality? For all of the world to see. Which may or may not have been scripted.   AOL’s BUILD Speaker Series is the cool older cousin of the hyper press circuit family. Though billed as a series that “bring[s] to ... Read More
In case you’ve never heard of it, Into the Woods is basically the best musical ever.  Literally.  It is a work of genius born from the genius of the ever-magnificent Stephen Sondheim and bestowed upon our world as a heavenly gift. Just to be clear, I’ve never actually seen it performed live on Broadway. I have, however, seen a film of its original, 1987 Broadway run (which featured total legend, Bernadette Peters as the witch).  ... Read More
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