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Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’ at 50: An Ode to Womanhood

Joni Mitchell’s iconic album, Blue, celebrated its 50th Anniversary this summer with Rhino Records’ release of rare demos and outtakes from the recording. While a 50th Anniversary is a golden one, this album is a riot of blues — a range of the feminine, filled with feeling. It sears with songs that are alive, that sink into souls.read more.

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Writers’ Lives Brought to Film in the BPL’s 2021 LitFilm Festival

The Brooklyn Public Library’s 2021 LitFilm: A BPL Film Festival About Writers kicked off this week with a screening and Q&A from director Lynn Novick and producer Sarah Botstein. 
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BPL’s 2021 Virtual ‘LitFilm Series’ Showcases Women Writers

Starting Monday, September 20 and running through Saturday, September 26, the Brooklyn Public Library will be hosting LitFilm: A BPL Film Festival About Writers.
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Once Eclipsed, Sanora Babb’s Dust Bowl Novel Demands Our Attention

Guest Post by Iris Jamahl Dunkle

W.S. Merwin writes, “When you look back there is always the past / Even when it has vanished.” These lines always echo in my head whenever I discover the life of a woman whose life has been erased. Most recently, I’ve discovered the life of the writer Sanora Babb (1907 – 2005).  Babb was an unconventional woman who rose to the challenges life dealt her.… read more.

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Diane Seuss’ New Poems are Both ‘Right Now’ and ‘Back Then’

Guest Post by Anne Graue

Expectations run high when work is forthcoming from a poet such as Diane Seuss. She has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Pulitzer Prize. Her work lives in five books of poetry, a treasury of interviews as well as myriad publications including work in Poets and Writers and The New Yorker.read more.

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From Willow to Whistle: Meet DC Comics’ New Jewish Superhero!

By Elisa Shoenberger

Meet Whistle, the new Jewish superhero! DC Comics will introduce her on September 7th in Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero. Whistle was created by E. Lockhart and illustrated by Manuel Preitano (with color by Gabby Metzler and letters by Troy Peteri).

Whistle is the first DC Superhero who originated as Jewish since 1977.… read more.

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