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B-Girl Event Celebrates Women in Hip Hop

B-Girl Event Celebrates Women in Hip Hop

| April 22, 2013

In San Diego last month, b-girls and graffiti artists danced and painted their way into what is generally an all-male world. More »

Wonder Women—Larger than Life and Life Affirming

Wonder Women—Larger than Life and Life Affirming

| April 15, 2013

"Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines" premieres on Independent Lens this evening on most PBS member stations. More »

Satire is a Dangerous Business in Venezuela

Satire is a Dangerous Business in Venezuela

| April 10, 2013

With national elections looming, the health of Venezuelan democracy may depend on the freedom of opinion in the media—including the political cartoonists. More »

Activist Angela Davis Reaches a New Generation

Activist Angela Davis Reaches a New Generation

| April 4, 2013

In film and onstage, from the perspective of more than 50 years of activism, Angela Davis offers lessons from an organizer. More »

Mentoring the Next Generation of Writers

Mentoring the Next Generation of Writers

| April 1, 2013

Girls Write Now, in the midst of its annual CHAPTERS readings now in New York City, sponsors pairings that can seem at first surprising via its afterschool arts program. More »

“My Brooklyn”—Prejudice, Policy and Gentrification

“My Brooklyn”—Prejudice, Policy and Gentrification

| March 22, 2013

In discussing two women who document a culturally and commercially vibrant community at risk, the author explores the racist policy and politics behind the onslaught of gentrification. More »

Showcasing Films by Cuban Women

Showcasing Films by Cuban Women

| March 8, 2013

For the first time, a group of women filmmakers from Cuba are showing their films in the United States, beginning in Los Angeles on March 8, International Women's Day. More »

Oscars, Hollywood, Sexism and Women

| February 25, 2013

It’s clear it was the women rocked the Oscars telecast but when the time came to hand out statuettes, it was still the men who took home all the prizes. More »

Hollywood—Don’t They Want the Money?

Hollywood—Don’t They Want the Money?

| January 30, 2013

The author of the annual Celluloid Ceiling report looks beyond the awards season coverage to tell us how Hollywood is treating women professionals—and audience members. More »

The Good, the Bad, and Django

The Good, the Bad, and Django

| January 25, 2013

The author considers Tarantino's new film and what kinds of movies about race relations tend to get made, and released, in Hollywood. More »