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
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
Program your DVRs; the highly anticipated third season of Bravo's Real Housewives of New York City premieres tonight at 11 p.m.  If the season is anywhere as exciting as this clip, it is surely not to disappoint!       Photo courtesy of ... Read More
If you grew up reading Sassy magazine, you know who Blake Nelson is—his debut novel, Girl, about a teenager exploring the Seattle rock scene (sound '90s?) was excerpted in three successive issues, and later made into a movie. But you may not know that Nelson has written many more books, exploring issues of sexuality, morality, and interpersonal relationships with a sensitivity and astuteness that shows more respect for his YA audience than many adult fiction ... Read More
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