Blog & Features: Art and Entertainment RSS

Visionary Feminist Artist Finding Recognition after 50 Years

Visionary Feminist Artist Finding Recognition after 50 Years

| March 30, 2017

After decades of making art, feminist artist Lynn Hershman Leeson is finally finding her audience in the United States at age 75. More »

Could ReFrame Be a Game-Changer for Women in Hollywood?

Could ReFrame Be a Game-Changer for Women in Hollywood?

| March 17, 2017

A new initiative, led by Hollywood heavy hitters, aims to make real progress in giving a fair shot to women. More »

A Female Gaze? Athena Film Festival Asks, Answers

A Female Gaze? Athena Film Festival Asks, Answers

| February 28, 2017

For four days in February, the Athena Film Festival shone a spotlight on women in front of and behind the camera. More »

Disability and Hollywood, a Sordid Affair

Disability and Hollywood, a Sordid Affair

| February 8, 2017

People with disabilities represent 20 percent of the population but are by far the most underrepresented in media. When it comes to opportunities for actors with disabilities, Hollywood has a long way to go. More »

Comedians, Courage, and Truth in a World of Online Harassment

Comedians, Courage, and Truth in a World of Online Harassment

| December 12, 2016

Maysoon Zayid has fearlessly performed truth-telling comedy all over the world. With the threats to free speech in the current climate in the U.S., she argues, such courage is more important than ever. More »

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Beyoncé: Feminism in Action

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Beyoncé: Feminism in Action

| October 12, 2016

When Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said that Beyoncé’s feminism is not her feminism, some interpreted it as a beef. In fact, Adichie facing Beyoncé is a model of feminist dialogue. More »

With House of Cards, Game of Thrones, and Other Emmy-Nominated Dramas, Women’s Stories Dominate

With House of Cards, Game of Thrones, and Other Emmy-Nominated Dramas, Women’s Stories Dominate

| September 15, 2016

Powerful, female-driven narratives are leading this year’s Emmy nominations for Outstanding Drama Series. More »

Rocky Rivera Is “Gonna Turn You Into a Feminist”

Rocky Rivera Is “Gonna Turn You Into a Feminist”

| August 31, 2016

This Bay Area rapper is using her art to promote feminist and other social justice messages. More »

“Ghostbusters” Stands On Its Own

“Ghostbusters” Stands On Its Own

| July 21, 2016

You don't have to have seen the original to appreciate the "Ghostbusters" reboot. Seeing the new film with fresh eyes, our writer finds there is plenty for feminists to like. More »

Four Latina Lesbians Still Seeking Justice

Four Latina Lesbians Still Seeking Justice

| June 29, 2016

A new documentary, "Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four," tells the heart-wrenching story of a modern "witch hunt." More »