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The First Annual Athena Film Festival Announces the Festival’s 2011 Narrative and Documentary Lineup

December 16, 2010

For Colored Girls: A Mixed Bag for Race & Gender in Hollywood

November 12, 2010

Out of the Ash Cloud: An Al Jazeera Festival Premiere

| September 9, 2010

An American filmmaker reflects on screening her documentary on Muslim women religious leaders at the Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival in Qatar. More »

For Love and/or Money: When Business and Activism Join Hands

For Love and/or Money: When Business and Activism Join Hands

| August 18, 2010

Social-entrepreneurial partnerships can be win-win situations, reports writer-photographer Laura Tillman, but nonprofits and celebrities have to choose their collaborators carefully. More »

Wonder Woman in Pants is Not a Feminist Win

Wonder Woman in Pants is Not a Feminist Win

| July 1, 2010

It’s the end of an era. At 69 years old, Wonder Woman has decided to put on some pants. More »

The Lilly Awards Honor Women in Theatre

The Lilly Awards Honor Women in Theatre

| June 3, 2010

Preempting the male bastion that dominates the Tony Awards, supporters of women playwrights took matters into their own hands, as Women and Hollywood blogger Melissa Silverstein explains. More »

Shining a Light Under the Veil

Shining a Light Under the Veil

| May 10, 2010

The author, whose interviews have been widely published, talks to playwright Mary Apick about the stories of women who spend their public lives shielded from our view. More »

The Way We Talk About “Women’s Lit”

The Way We Talk About “Women’s Lit”

| May 3, 2010

Marketing demands and an underlying thread of sexism in the publishing industry work together to trivialize literature written by women, argues WMC Progressive Women’s Voices commentator Courtney Young. More »

“The Heretics”: Women of the Heresies Collective

| April 12, 2010

The author interviews the maker of a documentary that captures a prolific period of feminist art, focusing on the collective as, according to the film web site, “a microcosm of the larger international women’s movement, in which thousands of small, private groups of women met together in forms unique to their own settings.” More »

Women’s History Spotlight: Jeannette Rankin

Women’s History Spotlight: Jeannette Rankin

| March 29, 2010

Director Kamala Lopez’s film tells the story of the first woman elected to the House of Representatives, one who bridged the suffrage, civil liberties, anti-war and women’s movements of 20th century America. More »