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Genderquake ’15: Digression

Women are continuously getting shut out of Hollywood. From Jennifer Lawrence’s open letter on the gender pay gap to Maureen Dowd’s New York Times Magazine exposé, “The Women of Hollywood Speak Out,” the fight for equality rages on. [Read filmmaker Rachel Feldman’s response HERE]. Part two of three by FF2 Media Associate Editor Brigid K. […]

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Genderquake ’15: Next Steps

Why is Oscar Blue? In Part 3, we look at how the lack of women film critics affects who gets awards every year. Part 3 of 3 by FF2 Media Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky Why are the Oscars so male-centric? The award selection process begins with critical reviews and festival accolades. Film critics, mostly male, […]

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RAT: THE GREAT ESCAPE

Jarrod Emerson’s Tribute to Richard Attenborough Part 2: THE GREAT ESCAPE  (1963) Based on the personal experience of WWII Veteran, Paul Brickhill, The Great Escape follows a group of POWs imprisoned in Stalag Luft III.  Equipped with a barbed-wire fence, towers, and a full staff of armed guards, it has been declared Germany’s most secure prison […]

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Journalism: The Value of Institutional Memory

WHEN BRIGID MET BILL: PART ONE By FF2 Media Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky In today’s world of increasingly accessible information, with speed appearing to be more valued than accuracy, discernment is still needed … at least according to longtime Chicago Tribune reporter William F. Presecky. “Newspapers need somebody who sorts out information in a faithful, truthful […]

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Audre Lorde: A Radical Voice in a Progressive Movement

Feature by Contributing Editor Alma Garcia Audre Lorde always introduced herself as, “Audre Lorde, a Black lesbian feminist mother warrior poet.” No commas in between the words, and hardly a pause. Her confidence and courage shone through this self ­introduction, she never hesitated to let anyone, and everyone, know exactly who she was. She proved […]

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Richard Bayard Miller

Meet Publisher Richard Bayard Miller HERE IS THE TEXT FROM OUR ORIGINAL “MEET YOUR HOSTS” PAGE POSTED IN 2002!   Rich’s Dad was a Foreign Service officer, so Rich traveled the world as a kid, then he caught the movie bug when he arrived at Oberlin College in Ohio in 1971.  Rich spent the early […]

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