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Reese Alexander is currently a student at Barnard College, where she studies English literature, creative writing, and French. Reese enjoys writing both fiction and nonfiction, and her work has been published in multiple campus publications, including Quarto, Echoes, The Barnard Bulletin, and The Columbia Federalist. Reese is most passionate about medieval literature, as she believes it illustrates the contributions of women artists throughout the centuries.

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Joni Mitchell’s Powerful Feminism of Intimacy

Today celebrates the 56th anniversary of Joni Mitchell’s debut album Song to a Seagull. Representing only the first of nineteen total album releases, Song to a Seagull introduced Joni’s signature blend of sweeping melody and vulnerable lyricism which international audiences continue to praise today.read more.

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Marion Turner’s ‘Wife of Bath’ is a Delight for Modern Women

In my sophomore year of high school, I fell madly in love. I first met this object of my affection on a normal Tuesday afternoon. Arriving to English early, I found single pieces of white paper, still hot from the photocopier, already waiting on each desk in the classroom. The front of each page held a solitary figure: a small drawing of a woman atop a horse, dressed in red and blue garments, a whip clasped tightly in her hand.read more.

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Give in to the Charm of Award-Winner Ayo Edebiri

Happy Black History Month! Today, FF2 is thrilled to spotlight talented, hysterical Ayo Edebiri. Working as an actress, comedian, and writer for the last decade, Ayo was finally catapulted into the spotlight with her breakthrough role on the hit series, The Bear.

Born in Boston on October 3, 1995, Ayo’s comedic talents bloomed young with her participation in her high school’s improv troupe.read more.

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Sarah Ruhl: Writing Between Fantastic and Realistic

Happy birthday, Sarah Ruhl. Today, FF2 is proud to celebrate this prolific, MacArthur “genius” whose stunning works transcend the bounds of theatrical performance.

Sarah was born in Wilmette, Illinois on January 24, 1974. She was raised in an artistic home; her mother worked as a teacher, actress, and director in the theater.read more.

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Nancy Savoca’s Household Saints: Once Lost, Now Found

Last Friday, January 12, some FF2 members and I attended a screening of 1993’s Household Saints at the IFC Center. The film was followed by a Q&A with director Nancy Savoca and producer Rich Guay, who spoke about everything from behind-the-scenes anecdotes to their fight to reclaim their own “missing” movie.read more.

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Marilyn Bergman/Barbra Streisand: Melding Hearts, Minds & Voices

Today, January 8, 2022 – on the second anniversary of her death at age 93 – we remember songwriter Marilyn Bergman.

Marilyn (almost always in collaboration with her husband Alan) is responsible for some of the greatest song lyrics in film history. Throughout their long career, Alan & Marilyn also collaborated with powerhouse composers such as Marvin Hamlisch and Michel Legrand, and, most significantly, with songstress Barbra Streisand.read more.

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